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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1F497D">San Antonio here we come!  <o:p>
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Call for Proposals: NCLCA 32nd Annual Conference - San Antonio, TX<span style="color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:20.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#760000">Call for Proposals</span></b><o:p></o:p></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:20.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black">32<sup>nd</sup> Annual Conference</span></b><o:p></o:p></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:20.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black">September 27-30, San Antonio, Texas</span></b><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">The National College Learning Center Association defines a learning center at institutions of higher education as interactive academic spaces which exist to reinforce and extend student learning
 in physical and/or virtual environments. Such spaces are designed to reinforce the holistic academic growth of students by fostering critical thinking, metacognitive development, and academic and personal success.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">With this in mind, the NCLCA Board of Directors and the Conference Planning Committee are excited to announce this year’s theme,
<b>Remember the Student! Making a Stand for Student Success</b>. The theme acknowledges the student-centered role learning centers play at institutions of higher education.
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<b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#760000">Our Keynote</span></b><o:p></o:p></p>
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 is pleased to welcome the energetic and engaging Marci Powell, CEO and President of Marci Powell & Associates as keynote speaker.
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Marci is an expert in the field of educational technology with extensive experience in applications related to lifelong learning and innovation. She has been inducted into the Texas Distance
 Learning Association (TxDLA) and United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Halls of Fame and most recently was recognized as a European Distance and Elearning Network (EDEN) Fellow for her distinguish contributions to the European learning field.
 She is Chair Emerita and Past President of the USDLA and currently chairs the Global Partnership Committee. Marci also sits on the High Level Advisory Board of the International Council for Open and Distance Education. Higher Ed Tech Decisions named her as
 a 2014 Top 10 Leaders in Higher Education. </span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">With over 25 years of progressive leadership and management serving as an advisor to public and private sectors in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific, Marci Powell will
 share global best practices in digital learning with a student-centered focus!</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#760000">Our Conference Host</span></b><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">NCLCA is proud to announce that the historic
<a href="https://nclca.wildapricot.org/hotel_travel">Menger Hotel</a> will host the 32<sup>nd</sup> annual conference. The Menger is the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi, is steps away from the Alamo, and is situated on San Antonio’s
 world-renowned River Walk. Featuring an exquisite, three-story Victorian lobby and 19<sup>th</sup> century architecture, a Spanish courtyard garden, and gracious service coupled with modern amenities, the Menger’s sensibilities fit the personal approach that
 makes NCLCA unique.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#760000">Conference Proposals</span></b><o:p></o:p></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">We are seeking proposals for sessions that are closely focused on issues of learning center administration.</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> 
 Do you have experience to share concerning practice, research or theory?  How does your learning center represent the students at your institution? How do you engage those students?</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Proposals in the past have centered on topics such as:</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Best practices
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Student success and retention</span><o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-add-space:auto;line-height:105%;mso-list:l2 level1 lfo1">
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Programs designed for specific populations (online learners, transfer students, international students, athletes, students with disabilities, etc.)</span><o:p></o:p></li></ul>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:8.0pt"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Concurrent sessions</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> are 60 minutes in duration. Presenters will
 conduct a formal, in-depth presentation (often supported by electronic media) that will ideally include time for discussion as well as supplementary materials.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black">Sample concurrent session proposal (<a href="https://nclca.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/Conference/Samples/Concurrent_sample.pdf">PDF</a>)</span></b><o:p></o:p></li></ul>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:8.0pt"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Poster sessions</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> will take place during scheduled 15-minute blocks
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<b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Sample poster session proposal (<a href="https://nclca.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/Conference/Samples/Poster_sample.pdf">PDF</a>)</span></b><o:p></o:p></li></ul>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:8.0pt"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Mini-engagement sessions
</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">will take place between concurrent sessions in scheduled 15-minute blocks where presenters demonstrate their favorite student-centered engagement activity. These sessions should present
 a mini-lesson in a memorable, active way, demonstrating quick activities which participants can immediately use in their trainings, workshops, and more.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Sample mini-engagement session (<a href="https://nclca.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/Conference/Samples/Minieng_sample.pdf">PDF</a>)</span></b><o:p></o:p></li></ul>
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<b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">For the convenience of the attendees, presenters will provide their materials for publication on the NCLCA website after the conference.</span></b><o:p></o:p></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><a href="https://nclca.wildapricot.org/conference">Click here to submit proposals electronically<span style="font-weight:normal">.</span></a></span></b><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:8.0pt"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black">All proposals will be submitted to a committee for review</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black">. 
 The committee will be judging based on the following criteria, and will judge a proposal as “accepted,” “rejected,” or “returned with revision suggestions.”</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Does the proposal address a topic that is specifically tied to issues relevant to learning center administration and relevant to an audience of learning center professionals?</span><o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="color:black;margin-bottom:10.0pt;mso-add-space:auto;line-height:105%;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3">
<span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Specific to concurrent sessions: Does the proposal describe an interesting and interactive method of presentation that encourages participants to apply new information to their
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Specific to mini-engagement session: Is the proposal immediately applicable to most learning center spaces? Does it make participants think?</span><o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle" style="color:black;margin-bottom:10.0pt;mso-add-space:auto;line-height:105%;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo3">
<span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">If applicable, is there positive feedback from past NCLCA conference presentations?</span><o:p></o:p></li></ul>
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<span style="font-size:20.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">The deadline for submitting proposals is</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:20.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Friday, May 26, 2017.</span></b><o:p></o:p></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#760000">*Late submissions may be considered if space is available, but no extensions are planned.*</span></b><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:8.0pt"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">If you have any questions about developing and/or submitting a proposal, please contact Diana Garland (</span><a href="mailto:DianaGarland@MissouriState.edu"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">DianaGarland@MissouriState.edu</span></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">),
 NCLCA Professional Development Officer.  </span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:8.0pt"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Any other questions about the conference can be directed to Michael Frizell, Vice President and Conference Chair (</span><a href="mailto:MichaelFrizell@Missouristate.edu"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">MichaelFrizell@Missouristate.edu</span></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">).
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:"Garamond",serif">Michael Frizell, MFA</span></b><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Garamond",serif">Vice President</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Garamond",serif">Editor, <i>The Learning Assistance Review</i></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Garamond",serif">National College Learning Center Association</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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