Career services professionals, cooperative education and internship practitioners, faculty, employers, and scholars are invited to share innovative ideas, best practices, and research that elevates experiential learning at the 59th Annual CEIA Conference in Alexandria, Virginia. Program proposals will be accepted beginning August 16, 2021!
Submissions will be accepted, via an online form, until Friday, November 19, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Please review the information on this site to learn more about the requirements and process for submitting a proposal.
When submitting your proposal, be sure to select one of the following session topics and lengths:
You may propose to facilitate and present a session from three formats:
Interactive Breakout Session (60 & 30 minutes) – presenters will present to and facilitate a conversation with a group of 25 – 40 attendees. Audio/visual equipment will be provided.
Bite-Sized Learning Round Tables (15 minutes) – presenters will facilitate a small group discussion among attendees interested in your topic, gathered in a breakout room. Selected presenters will facilitate the same topic twice with a 5-minute break in between sessions. Audio/visual equipment will NOT be provided.
If you are considering submitting a proposal, please read through the following steps and information provided on this webpage.
Please consult this list of topics related to career and experiential education. This is not an exhaustive list and the programs committee will consider topics that may not be listed here.
responding to moments of crisis; 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
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
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 program or resource development
discussion and presentation of how experiential learning programs are set up; developing student learning outcomes and building assessments; discussion of zero credit internships and transcript notations; adhering to and interpreting government guidelines for co-op students/interns and international students
advising, counseling and mentoring of student co-ops/interns; incorporating strategies to facilitate these services, professional development ideas for both co-ops/interns and professional staff
promotion of your program to students, employers and stakeholders; recruiting strategies for increasing student or employer participation in programs; useful social media platforms and campaigns
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
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
approaches to methods, programs and techniques for establishing and maintaining relationships with employers beyond career fairs and job postings; employer partnerships to develop career readiness competencies; managing employer relations efforts in a virtual setting
management strategies for experiential learning programs; strategic use of resources with limited staff; staff development and evaluation; soliciting funding, resources and support from leadership and stakeholders; strategic campus partnerships; case studies about further expansion and integration of experiential learning programs (i.e., requirement for graduation)
Remote work experiences; creating and adapting internship/co-op requirements for remote work experiences; supervision and mentoring in a virtual setting; addressing student engagement concerns and morale; sustainability of virtual and in-person services and programs
Please complete and submit your proposal in order to have your session considered. The Programs Committee will review and score all submitted proposals. All submitters will be notified by Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
Many thanks to our 2022 Programs Committee Volunteers!