Sunday, December 4, 2022
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RP Conference 2023 | Owning Equitable Outcomes: Using Research & Planning to Change the Narrative

The Call for Proposals for RP Conference 2023 is now open!! Click here to submit a proposal. We will notify everyone who submitted a proposal in mid-January 2023 regarding the status of their proposal.

 Important Proposal Information

The deadline to submit an online submission form has been extended to 11:59 pm on Thursday, December 8, 2022.

The theme for the conference is Owning Equitable Outcomes: Using Research & Planning to Change the Narrative.

With this in mind, we invite you to submit a proposal that calls attention to the strategies that IRPE offices and professionals are employing to inspire change and support equitable outcomes for students at your institution. This could be a discussion or utilization of a topic, tool, or resource that is relevant to the research, planning, and institutional effectiveness community of practitioners.

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 submit for review.

  • If you intend to complete a question later but it requires an answer to allow you to proceed, please write "draft" in the answer field in the interim.

  • 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 item" 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 at RPconference@rpgroup.org.

  • If you have any questions about how to structure your proposal and best respond to the prompts included in the proposal form, please do not hesitate to contact Brad Trimble at btrimble@rpgroup.org.

* The deadline to submit a proposal has been extended to 11:59 pm on Thursday, December 8, 2022.

Owning Equitable Outcomes: Using Research & Planning to Change the Narrative

IRPE professionals are uniquely positioned to be institutional change agents on California community college campuses. The ability to access institutional data and transform it into information that is critical for planning purposes places IRPE offices in a privileged position to positively impact institutional change. The theme of RP Conference 2023 focuses on the role that IRPE professionals can have on advancing institutional equity priorities. There is a growing expectation for IRPE professionals to call attention to structural inequities negatively impacting student success, highlight opportunities for change, navigate conversations with institutional stakeholders, and serve as a guiding force in planning efforts to initiate action-oriented change. All IRPE professionals, regardless of role or positionality, can be a leader in this work. RP Conference 2023 will provide IRPE professionals with a dedicated space to share how they are supporting equitable student outcomes and inspiring positive change at their respective institutions.

Conference Tracks

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

  • Planning & Institutional Effectiveness

  • Research & Evaluation

  • RP Toolbox

Please consider the following in preparing your proposal:

  • The area(s) of focus: (1) Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, (2) Research and Evaluation, and (3) RP Toolbox

  • Sessions will be either 60 or 75 minutes long. All presentations should include time for attendee engagement, such as discussion, hands-on activities, and/or Q&A that help participants consider ways to apply what they learn to their own colleges and practices.

  • A few tangible, realistic outcomes for your session

  • 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 at RPconference@rpgroup.org.