ASHE Grads hosted a Twitter Chat on April 4th to provide scholarly guidance on submitting proposals to the 43rd annual ASHE conference, Envisioning the Woke Academy. ASHE proposal experts, including ASHE President Dr. Lori Patton Davis, pitched in to give their go to tips for creating great proposals. The one-hour Tweet-a-Thon garnered likes, retweets, and even some proposal collaborations.
This year’s conference is slated for November 14-17, 2018 in Tampa, Florida and will include a variety of topics on research and scholarship, its interconnections, and its capacity to inform policy and practice. The aforementioned theme, focusing on the idea of “wokeness,” will be embedded throughout the conference as a colloquium to provide opportunities for members to engage with ideas and activities that promote critical consciousness, history and memory, intersectionality, transdisciplinary, representation, and activism. Those interested in submitting a proposal can visit the 2018 Call for Proposals Guide and Proposal Examples for formats and guidelines for the proposal as well as more great tips.
Missed the Twitter chat? That’s ok. Here are some of the top liked and retweeted proposal tips. You can also find all our great tips on the @ASHEgrads Twitter page or search for our hashtag, #PrepForASHE. Don’t let a blank page get between you and ASHE! Proposals are due May 4, 2018.
- Consider how your paper, session, or symposium proposal helps to elucidate the conference theme. Make sure that is evident throughout your proposal narrative. Be succinct and meaningful in your discussion–@DrDLStewart #PrepForASHE
- Consider collaborating with a colleague or two on your proposals. This will reduce the amount of work and give you the opportunity to discuss proposal ideas prior to submitting @loripattondavis #PrepForASHE #thewokeacademy
- The proposal should make clear that your work will help solve a critical problem in #highereducation. If not, start over because framing really matters…If that case seems impossible to make, you may want to rethink your research/proposal
- Roundtable sessions are great venues to present about a pilot study, work-in-progress, or the conceptual framework for your dissertation. Remember, your work matters! Don’t be afraid to submit! @mfm_LatinaPhD2B #PrepForASHE
- Ensure your literature review is concise, current, and maps logically onto your study, while reserving the bulk of the proposal for findings and implications. Lit should set the stage but your study should be the highlight. @Susan_marine #PrepForASHE
- Create a work plan in advance to successfully complete a proposal. Don’t wait until the last minute. @taballysingh #PrepForASHE
- Imagine the submission as a #hairbraid; each section must be interwoven & overlapping linking together to be comprehensive. #Planahead & draft your submission! Read the theme & link to a section using keywords like #woke #consciousness #criticalscholarship @Seven2333 #PrepForASHE
- When writing your conference proposals, also be thinking about how you intend to accomplish the final product. You have approximately 6 months between the proposal deadline and #ASHE2018. The work must continue immediately after you hit “submit.” @NewMexinMadison #PrepForASHE
- The most impactful scholarship furthers our understanding of an important educational issue and also speaks to theory. Don’t sacrifice one for the other. @jamesdeanward #PrepForASHE
- Ensure that the session objectives are clearly stated—what audience members will learn. #PrepforASHE @fab2consulting
- Submitting a proposal can be stressful—pick a reward now that you can indulge in when you submit! Buy a fancy bottle of wine to open and celebrate or plan ahead to spend a day outdoors with your phone turned off. Whatever you choose, Treat Yo Self! @CrystalEGarcia #PrepForASHE
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