Call for Breakout Session Proposals

Meeting Students Where They Are: Promoting Learner-Centered Success and Belonging  

This year’s forum emphasizes meeting students where they are. As the new academic year begins, we want to attendees to:    

  • Deepen understanding of constructs such as learning-centered success and belonging  
  • Share strategies for meeting students where they are and cultivating a sense of belonging  
  • Identify ways to take action and implement what is learned  

The System-Wide Forum explores topics and tools to help faculty and staff "meet students where they are" in support of cultivating learner-centered success and belonging. The framing of learner-centered success and belonging aligns with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s three priorities to drive change  (completion, equity, and talent) and offers an important lens in supporting the breadth and diversity of our current and future students in the Purdue University System.  

Given the forum focus on promoting learner-centered success and belonging, the committee seeks proposals from members of the Purdue system open to offering their experience and expertise regarding topics and activities.   

We invite you to submit a proposal for a virtual breakout session.  These sessions will be 5, 20, or 40 minutes long and are expected to:  

  • F ocus on learner-centered success and belonging  
  • Offer practical exercises/activities/applications with specific “take-aways” for attendees  
  • Include interaction/eng agement   with t he participants (beyond a Q & A at the end)  
  • Foster connections among diverse participants  
  • Provide evidence-informed insights  

Multiple formats are possible, including short “lightning round” sessions (e.g. 5-minute slide or poster presentations), as well as presentations, workshops, and roundtables. Please select the format preferences; forum organizers may curate sessions that represent similar aims from across campuses.    

Submission Deadline: Submit a proposal through this Qualtrics Survey   no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 26,  2022.  

Elements of the submission include Title, Short Description, Session Objectives, Contact Information, Abstract (300 words max) that addresses the bulleted points above and describes the engagement technique planned for session participants.   

All proposals will be blind reviewed by the task force committee. All individuals submitting a proposal will be informed about decisions by September 1, 2022.    

For more information, visit our home page  If you have questions about the submission process, please contact .  

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

© 2016-2017 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Office of the Provost

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact Office of The Provost at