Call for Proposals

A Virtual Conference for TRiO and Student Service Programs

Presenting at the S.C.O.P.E Conference provides an opportunity to build your professional network and take on the role as a lead learner. Presenting a content-rich session individually or as part of a team is a wonderful way to share knowledge, experiences, and ideas. The conference’s TRiO community-generated program will showcase future directions, best practices, stories of successful transisitons to online programming, lessons learned, and solutions to community-wide issues within various program tracks as we move to teleworking and teleschooling.


Strategic Conversion to Online Program Effectiveness (SCOPE)

Session Tracks & Topic Ideas

Recruitment, Branding, Workflows, Video Conferencing, Professional Learning, Coaching, Security, External partnerships, Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

 eResource Creation, Video Creation, eLearning Tools, Curriculum Mapping, STEM, instructional design, digital learning, learning space design, research computing, online and blended learning, accessibility and universal design, mobile learning, and digital libraries.

.Engagement Strategies, Social Emotional Learning, Cultural Responsive Teaching, and other strategies and technologies that shape how students are recruited, educated, retained, and engaged.

Google Meets, Zoom, College & Career Readiness Tools, Working Offline, and leadership and management strategies and efforts to cultivate innovation, processes and practices that support change efforts.   

Delivery  Options



*Note Time Change to Accomadate our Nationwide Audience*

10:00AM to 5:00PM


Virtual Conference


Trio Programs

Student Services

Facilitated Community Discussion

(Typically 45-60 minutes)
Discussion sessions are opportunities for members of the TRiO community to share campus challenges and solutions through conversational exchange. By actively engaging audience participants in dialogue about hot topics or broad issues, presenters of these sessions will rely on the collective community experience among session attendees. There is no room for “sage on the stage” in a facilitated discussion session; this is a chance to have organic, topically relevant, peer-to-peer learning experiences at the conference. Maximum of two facilitators.

Interactive Presentation

(Typically 45-60 minutes)
These sessions are opportunities to share topics of interest, lesson learned, foresight, or evidence of impact related to a conference track. Presenters, whether one person or a group, should include ways to actively engage the audience in the session. Sessions should cover a project, idea, or experience that is important to the TRiO/Educational community. Innovative, thought-provoking, and engaging topics will be prioritized in the selection process. Maximum of four presenters.

Selection Process

Proposals are selected to ensure the conference offers a comprehensive, objective, and diverse program. Attention will be given to diversity of institutions/organizations, presenters, and geographic location. Note: You may be invited to present twice over the 2-day conference.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Program Committee and presenters will be notified by July 10th (first round) or July 13th (second round).

Save the date and time on July 16th at 6:00PM (EST) for a 45 minute virtual conference and presenter orientation. It is our goal to accommodate everyone’s work schedules.

Submit Your Proposal by July 6 July 10, 2020

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