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2017 Poster Session




The following dates have been set to submit your poster for consideration:

  • Submission Deadline: February 10, 2017 (in any Time Zone)
  • Poster Session Acceptance Notification: Now March 3, 2017

Poster Session












NCORE invites you to share in our efforts to address important ongoing and emerging racial and ethnic social justice issues pertaining to our institutional communities in the U.S. System of Higher Education. We are developing the 30th Annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education and are looking specifically for presentations that address suggested areas of emphasis, which are listed below. Because NCORE is comprehensive in scope, these presentations may accomplish one or all of the following key objectives:

  • Summarize research studies and findings
  • Summarize theoretically framed research applications in projects, programs and interventions
  • Present research based assessment instruments
  • Discuss efforts: to create inclusive higher education environments, programs, and curriculum; improve campus racial and ethnic relations; and/or expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations. These efforts may be specific or comprehensive in scope and either at a stage of development or be fully operational, developed, and advanced.
  • Provide important insights, points-of-view, skills, tools, and strategies that stress solutions, implementation, and practical applications.
  • Highlight exemplary programs, approaches, and models.

Suggested Areas of Emphasis

Impacts of Election Results on Institutions, Targeted Identities, and Solidarity Work

Race, Ethnicity, Sovereignty, Transnationalism, Immigration, Power or Intersectional Identity

  • Pedagogies
  • Theory to Praxis
  • Institutional Efforts at Transformation
  • Lesbian, Gay, Genderqueer, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Ally
  • Ability Issues; Deaf Identity and Culture
  • Identity Development, Self-Work and Self-Care
  • Practitioner Development, Self-Work & Self-Care, How We Show Up
  • Intergroup Dialogue, Intergroup Facilitation, Perspective Taking and Empathy
  • The Environment, Sustainability, Environmental Justice
  • Student Leadership, Organizing and Coalition Building
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  • Body Arts, Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Reinventing Language
  • Socioeconomic Class
  • Collegiate Athletics

The Roles, Contexts, and Challenges of Chief Diversity Officers

Ethnic Studies as a Social Justice Curriculum and Related Politics

Organizing and Building Capacity for Alliances across Socially-Constructed Difference

Social Media Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, Sovereignty, Transnationalism, Power or Intersectional Identity

The Politics of Immigration on Conceptions of Race, Ethnicity, Sovereignty, Transnationalism, Power or Intersectional Identity in the U.S.

Best Practices from the Field in Supporting Undocumented Students and DACA Students

Poster Session Format

The NCORE visual presentation format is an interactive presentation format where participants display their work using creative posters, digital slides, and other media with the goal of engaging conversation with other scholars in attendance. While many will choose to display posters, presenters are invited to use a unique presentation format that best fits the originality of their research and presentation style.

Designated Wandering Scholars, Student Affairs Discussants and other NCORE participants will interact with presenters and provide constructive feedback on projects.

Should your work be selected and scheduled for a visual presentation session, presenters will be asked to prepare talking points and be familiar enough with various aspects of their project to have an informal conversation with attendees.

There is no need to prepare a formal presentation. Attendees will walk and browse through the presentations and will spend a few minutes at each one. The more interactive you are and the more unique your display materials, the more likely attendees will stop and learn about your research. Be spontaneous! This is an opportunity to have unique conversations about your work with a variety of NCORE scholars and professionals.

At the conference, all poster presenters will be provided with a Trifold Poster Board that is 36” tall x 48” wide (the center piece is 24”)onto which presentation materials may be attached. Further directions and instructions will be given to those whose presentations are selected.[Please note that the session room will not have electrical outlets for your use, you will need to use self-contained presentation hardware such as your own fully charged laptop].

Required Information for Proposal Submission

Part 1: General Information about the Presentation
          A. Title of Presentation

B. Category - All persons who are submitting proposal(s) for presentation are required to indicate from among five possible categories the ONE category that most accurately represents the presenter’s connection to the Higher Education context. If you have multiple presenters/collaborators, please indicate all divisions that apply:

Undergraduate        Professional Staff         Higher Education Community

Graduate                 Faculty                       

Part 2: Presenter(s) Information
Please have the names, city/state, credentials, e-mail addresses, institution/company, and brief (150 words or less) bio ready for every presenter. You will not be able to submit your abstract until we have all required information indicated on the form.  

Part 3: Abstract Text
Provide a single-spaced abstract of 200 words or less that clearly describes your proposed visual session. The session abstract must contain a statement that begins with "This visual presentation should particularly benefit..." This sentence should be completed in such a way as to help reviewers understand the background, important main points, data/media, outcomes, and recommendations of your project. It should also help reviewers understand the scope and level of the session.

Part 4: Poster Summary for Program Guide 

A Poster Summary of not more than five type-written double-spaced pages in 12pt font. Use this opportunity to indicate the larger context and purpose of the proposal and to provide additional information, such as rationale, background and/or historical information, linkage with related efforts and events, measures of effects and/or impact, etc.





  • Latinos in
  • Insight into Diversity
  • Texas A&M
  • tccd

The National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE®) is a program of the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies

For accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact the NCORE® office: (405) 325-3694