7th Annual Conference | October 13-15, 2022 | Northern Kentucky University
“Breaking Down Boundaries: Disrupting Honors and the Future of Honors Education.”
The Honors College at Northern Kentucky University welcomes you to the 7th Annual National Society for Minorities in Honors Conference, which will take place on the NKU campus between October 13 and 15, 2022. The conference begins at noon on Thursday and ends Saturday at noon.
Over the past decade, honors educators have sought to broaden the community and reimagine honors as an enhancement that can enrich the lives of a more diverse and more inclusive student population. Some programs and colleges have broadened their offerings to include anti-racist pedagogies, to embrace social justice movements, and to collectively push institutions of higher education to become more inclusive places. Others have essentially opened their doors to any student who wants to join. In other words, honors education in the United States has changed dramatically over the past one hundred years.
While honors education has taken great strides to become a more inclusive and diverse community, there is much more work left to do. How can honors programs and colleges work together to influence change and become more inclusive? How can honors programs collaborate beyond the honors community to lead in these efforts? What does the next ten years look like for honors education in the United States? How can honors transform the institutions within which we are located?
The conference program committee invites panels, workshops, and roundtables that might provide examples of how programs or colleges are engaged in this work, as well as, presentations that seek to challenge the institutional boundaries that prevent future work from occurring. We also welcome proposals that are of general interest
We especially welcome proposals for panels and workshops that address how we might break down traditional boundaries in honors and in institutions of higher education, as well as imagine the future of Honors education, in addition to proposals of general interest to the NSFMIH community. The conference committee invites proposals from both honors educators and students.
The three types of proposals are described below:
• Individual Presentation: Individual Presentations (15 minutes) will be considered and arranged on panels by the conference committee. Please submit a title and an abstract of no more than 300 words describing your presentation.
• Panel Presentation: Conference attendees may organize and submit proposals for a one-hour panel with multiple presenters. Please submit a title and an abstract of no more than 300 words describing the panel in its entirety.
• Workshop: Conference attendees may submit proposals for interactive, 75-minute workshops. Workshops should include opportunities for participants to work together and must contain interactive components. In a 300 word abstract with title, please describe the goals of the workshop and what participants will take away from it.
Proposals should be submitted by email no later than 11:59pm on July 15, 2022. We have extended the deadline to July 15, 2022 to give everyone more time with the holiday weekend.
Your submission should include (1) the proposed type of presentation, (2) the names, affiliations, and email addresses of the proposed presenters, (3) the title and (4) 300-word abstract describing your presentation. Please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org with “NSFMIH Proposal” in the subject line.
Decisions about the conference program will be released on August 1 with a conference schedule available by mid-August. As feasible, we will make every effort to accommodate extraordinary situations.
In order to facilitate those who cannot travel, we will also provide a process by which video presentations and papers can be submitted for review/acceptance and shared with the NSFMIH community. Details will be provided after July 15, 2022.
Cost for attendees who register by September 15, 2022:
$85 for faculty and staff
$60 for students
The cost for faculty and staff attendees will increase to $100 after September 15.
To encourage students from nearby universities to attend the conference on Saturday, we are offering a special. The fee is $15 (lunch included). Please complete the registration form and select, "Saturday, Oct. 15 ONLY - Student Registration".