Career services professionals, cooperative education and internship practitioners, faculty, employers, secondary education/high school counselors and instructors, and scholars are invited to share innovative ideas, best practices, and research that elevates experiential learning at the 58th Annual CEIA Conference. Due to the continuing pandemic, CEIA has made the decision to present this important event virtually.
Additional submissions will be accepted, via an online form, until Monday, December 14, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Please review the information on this site to learn more about the requirements and process for submitting a proposal. All presentations will be offered remotely through ZOOM. If you have already submitted a proposal, there is no need to submit it again (you will be contacted directly).
When submitting your proposal, be sure to select one of the following session topics and lengths:
management strategies for an experiential learning programs; staff development and evaluation; soliciting funding, resources and support from leadership and stakeholders; case studies about further expansion and integration of experiential learning programs (i.e., requirement for graduation)
collection methods and strategies for outcomes information; research and scholarship related to the field of career and experiential education; examples of effective assessment and outcomes for experiential learning programs; leveraging data for resource development
methods, programs techniques for establishing and maintaining relationships with campus partners, faculty and employers
counseling and mentoring of student co-ops/interns; professional development ideas for both co-ops/interns and professional staff
outreach and support for underrepresented populations; creating and implementing inclusive environments for all populations; ensuring learning and work spaces are accessible and supportive of all populations; engaging in advocacy of students and fellow professionals
new and different approaches towards developing, integrating, and promoting experiential learning; setting-up and using software platforms to manage office/program activities, event registrations, processes, operations and position postings; virtual advising and course delivery
promotion of your program to students, employers and stakeholders; recruiting strategies for increasing student or employer participation in your program; useful social media platforms and campaigns
updates and interpretations about laws, proposed/pending legislation, guidelines and regulations related to compensation, harassment, immigration insurance, liability, and Title IX; recommendations for ensuring compliance; ethical considerations; recommendations on writing and proposing of written agreements, MOUs, and contracts
responding to moments of crisis, such as COVID-19; engaging in dialogue and meaningful action related to adaptability in the profession; adjusting programs, events, and offerings to account for changes in student and partner needs and requirements
discussion and presentation of how experiential learning programs are set-up; writing student learning outcomes and building assessments; discussion of zero credit internships and transcript notations; adhering and interpreting government guidelines for co-op students/interns and international students
You may propose to facilitate and present a virtual session lasting one of three lengths, to be selected based on the depth of the topic and presenter preference:
● 15-20 minutes
● 30 minutes
● 55-60 minutes
Due to the virtual nature of this year’s conference, no traditional speed sessions will be available. Presentation PDFs will be utilized. Presenters will be asked to engage with audiences in a virtual manner only, given COVID-19-related restrictions. Some sessions will be pre-recorded for easier access.
Please contact Ana Clara Blesso (she/her), 2021 Programs Committee Chair, at email@example.com .
2021 Programs Committee
Chair: Ana Clara Blesso, University of Connecticut
Kelsey Beisecker, California State University – Northridge
Alyssa Gostonczik, Viterbo University
Michelle Hagopian, Northeastern University
Elizabeth Jones, University of Portland
Sarah Mockler, Northeastern University
Cate O’Connor, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Geneva Scott, Florida State University