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For Our Future Conference - Call for Proposals 2020

To compete in a global economy, to improve the quality of life in our communities, and to realize the full potential of our state, Louisiana must elevate the educational attainment of its citizens.  Reinvestment is essential.  The returns on that reinvestment, channeled through an enterprise more focused on a strategic mission than ever before, will be immeasurable.

The Universities of Louisiana have committed to producing the most educated and prepared generation in our state’s history, expanding research efforts and public/private partnerships that drive our economy, and investing in the faculty that drive our work.

The For Our Future Conference will draw a wide range of faculty and staff to assemble to collaborate and strategize within the following tracks:

Research, Technology, Communication and Marketing, Student Services, Academic Excellence, Alumni Engagement
Innovation is the key to success in the 21st century economy but it is also the lifeblood of progress. We have to be innovative inside and outside of the classroom. It is our desire to share content about innovations happening throughout our nine member institutions. Topics can include research at the graduate and undergraduate level, course delivery, instruction, fundraising, social media management, marketing, student experience, and technology.

Diversity, Adult Learners, Human Resources
With a goal to increase educational attainment by reaching our traditionally underserved populations, it is our desire to share content about inclusive excellence. Topics can include, student, faculty and staff diversity; activities that promote inclusion; services for adult learners; human resource processes; and measures to spread cultural competency.

Finance, Transparency, Public-Private Partnerships, Institutional Research, Governmental Affairs, Facilities
After three years of budget stability, we are ripe for a strategic reinvestment in our work and it is our desire to share content about financial accountability and stewardship. Topics can include the funding formula, grant seeking, facilities, deferred maintenance, institutional research, and legislative priorities.


Please note that each presentation will be 40 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A. Please provide as much information as possible in your proposal submission. If you have any questions, please email ULSconference@ulsystem.edu. If you are interested in making a presentation, submit a proposal using the button below.

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