Tuesday, March 2, 2021
The RP Group
Call for Proposals

2021 RP Conference

The Call for Proposals for the Virtual RP Conference 2021 is now closed! Notifications about proposal status will go out in mid-January, 2021.

 Important Proposal Information

The deadline to submit an online submission form has been extended to 11:59 pm on Monday, December 14, 2020.

The theme for the conference is Strengthening the Role of IRPE in Support of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism.

Specifically, we are seeking proposals that address the conference theme and introduce or advance the discussion of a topic or utilization of a tool or resource that is relevant to the research and planning community.

If you would like to plan for your proposal using a paper version of the form as a reference, you can download a PDF copy.

  • You may submit multiple proposals. Please submit one form for each proposal you would like to be reviewed. 

  • For questions that you intend to return to but which require answers to allow you to proceed, please write "draft" in the answer field. 

  • If you wish to save and come back to your proposal later, click the "save and resume" button. You will be given a personalized link. You can also opt to have the link sent to you by email. You MUST use this link in order to return to your partially completed form. 

  • If you would like to start a new proposal you can do so at any time using the original link.

  • The proposal form includes fields for the primary presenter. To add additional presenters, click the +add button at the bottom of the “Presenter Contact Information” section

  • Once you submit your proposal you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your proposal.

  • If you have any questions about the proposal form or submission process, please do not hesitate to contact Lila Tavelli.

*The deadline to submit a proposal has been extended to 11:59 pm on Monday, December 14, 2020.

RP Conference Proposal Relevance and Conference Theme

The 2021 RP Conference theme is Strengthening the Role of IRPE in Support of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism, which highlights how Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness (IRPE) offices at California Community Colleges (CCC) are confronting racism at our institutions and focuses on leveraging data, planning frameworks, and effectiveness constructs to support equity-related efforts. IRPE offices are critical fulcrums for supporting and building a framework to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion planning and evaluation efforts throughout our institutions and across the state. Visit our 2021 RP Conference Themes & Tracks page for more information about this year’s theme.

With this in mind, we invite you to submit a proposal that addresses the conference theme and introduces or advances the discussion or utilization of a topic, tool, or resource that is relevant to the research, planning, and institutional effectiveness community of practitioners.

Conference Tracks

This year’s conference sessions are organized within two tracks. Each conference track is described in more detail here.

  • Leadership and Planning to Advance Equity 

  • Research and Evaluation to Advance Equity

Please consider the following in preparing your proposal:

  • The area(s) of focus: (1) Leadership and Planning to Advance Equity and (2) Research and Evaluation to Advance Equity

  • All sessions slots will be 50 minutes long. Presentations should include time for attendee engagement, such as discussion, hands-on activities, and/or Q&A that help participants consider ways to apply concepts and models to their own colleges and practices.

  • A few tangible, realistic outcomes for your session that may be achieved in 50 minutes 

  • How participants will be able to apply what they learn in their session to their colleges/districts and their daily practice 

  • How the discussion of this topic or application of this resource or tool will advance the field of research and planning 

Each proposal will be evaluated using this scoring rubric.

 Questions?

If you have any questions about the proposal process, please do not hesitate to contact Lila Tavelli.