Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities

Call for Proposals: Partnering for Equity

Posted on January 29, 2018

CUMU members are vibrant, forward-looking institutions that serve as vital resource hubs for their communities. As our communities face increasingly complex challenges, you and your institution’s have been called to action—in partnership. Our members are working across disciplines, sectors, and communities to create equitable, innovative solutions essential to the future health and vitality of our cities.

CUMU is about sharing, learning, connecting, and action. We invite presentations that reflect on the following major conference themes:

  • The Anchor Mission
  • Population Health
  • Education Equity and Student Success
  • Segregation and Gentrification
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Innovative Approaches to Economic Development
  • Collective Impact Strategies
  • Sustaining the Work

The submission deadline is Monday, April 23, 2018.

Presentation Formats

A blend of short presentations and deep-dive discussions allow for in-depth conversations and actionable next steps.

  • Best Practices Presentation: Presenters will showcase their work and/or methodologies; highlight what worked; and present positive outcomes in our traditional presentation format.
  • Lightning Sessions: In under five minutes, presenters will inspire attendees to learn more about a topic in a quick, engaging, inspirational, and most importantly, fun way.
  • Panel Presentation: A group of panelists with diverse view points and perspectives will create a question and answer dialogue around a topic.
  • Mini Workshop: In these how-to-sessions, presenters will create a focused, interactive session that engages attendees on new processes, infrastructure, or policy approaches.
  • Community Conversations: Facilitators will lead a discussion around hot topics and issues facing our campuses and communities. These are not about defining solutions, but rather problems, ideas, or practices that keep you up at night.
  • Poster Sessions: This is a great opportunity to gain significant attention for your work in a more social atmosphere.

Review the Major Themes and Submit a Proposal

Call for Proposals


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