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The Call for Proposals is now closed. Notifications about proposal status will go out in mid-January 2024.

 Important Proposal Information

The Call for Proposals for RP Conference 2024 is now closed! Notifications about proposal status will go out in mid-January 2024.

The theme for the conference is Creating Student-Ready Institutions and Equity-Driven Change Through Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness.

With this in mind, we invite you to submit a proposal that calls attention to the strategies IRPE offices and professionals are employing to equitize their work by keeping student needs and priorities at the core of institutional research, planning processes, decision support, and effectiveness. 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.

  • If you missed the 11/8 proposal information session or still have questions, check out the 20-minute recording!

  • 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 professionaldevelopment@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 professionaldevelopment@rpgroup.org.

  • A note about student co-presenters: We value student participation at our conferences, voice, and their experience and welcome student co-presenters at the RP Conference. Student presenters will receive complimentary registration.

  • A note for vendors: Only proposals that include college co-presenters and show how a college is using your product to advance student equity and success will be considered. This is not an opportunity for a sales pitch.

Creating Student-Ready Institutions and Equity-Driven Change Through Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional, research, planning & effectiveness (IRPE) professionals are uniquely positioned to be institutional change agents on California community college campuses. Having broad access to institutional and student-level equity data—and central roles in key college-wide planning processes—comes with significant responsibility at a time of increased focus on antiracism, equity-minded change, and student-ready institutions. Together, we seek to elevate the methods by which IRPE professionals are intentionally equitizing their work to keep student needs and priorities at the core of institutional research, planning processes, decision support, and effectiveness. By humanizing students’ experiences, we treat them as individuals with unique needs and interests rather than mere data points. RP Conference 2024 will provide IRPE professionals with a dedicated space to strategize and share how they are informing and supporting equitable change focused on identified student needs and priorities at their institutions.

Conference Tracks

This year’s conference sessions are organized within three tracks. Each conference track is described in more detail on the Theme & Tracks page.

  • Planning & Institutional Effectiveness

  • Research & Evaluation

  • RP Toolbox

Please consider the following when preparing your proposal:

  • How your proposal/project relates to the conference theme

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

  • All sessions will be 60 minutes long and 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 the session to their colleges/districts and their daily practice

  • How the discussion of this topic or application of this resource/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 professionaldevelopment@rpgroup.org.