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Call for Proposals

Clemson University Men of Color National Summit
Closing the Achievement Gap for African-American and Hispanic Males
April 12–13, 2018


The 2018 Clemson University Men of Color National Summit will offer educational, informative and enlightening sessions that enable summit participants to experience engaging, empirical and interactive learning opportunities. Accordingly, the Clemson University Men of Color National Summit’s leadership team seeks session proposals from a diverse array of leaders, scholars and educators that address critical social issues, highlight solution-centered perspectives and describe best practices affecting the achievement of African-American and Hispanic males. While all session proposals are welcomed, it is recommended that session proposals focus on high school students or a professional audience. Moreover, we strongly encourage session proposals that are designed to motivate, inspire and educate African-American and Hispanic male students to succeed in high school, college and beyond.

Proposals that focus on high school students should describe the purpose of the session, learning objectives and expected outcomes of the session as well as provide information that describes the presentation format (e.g., utilizing personal narratives, storytelling, discussing success strategies, etc.). Proposals that focus on a professional audience should clearly describe the audience the proposal addresses (e.g., teachers, school counselors, principals, policymakers, college faculty, student affairs professionals, higher education administrators, etc.) as well as delineate the learning objectives, presentation format and goals of the session.

The Call for Proposals submission process is open September 5, 2017 to November 15, 2017. All session proposals must be submitted on or before November 15, 2017, to be considered for review. The call for proposals is now closed. See below for frequently asked questions. For other questions and comments about the call for proposals, please email Lamont A. Flowers, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership and executive director of the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education.

Lamont Flowers
Lamont A. Flowers, Ph.D.

Frequently Asked Questions