2018 McNair Promising Practices Institute – January 25-27, 2018

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This January 25-27, 2018, the University of Central Florida’s Academic Advancement Programs will host the 4th Annual McNair Promising Practices Institute (MPPI) in Orlando, Florida.  The MPPI will provide an interactive forum for McNair staff to learn about the most innovative practices taking place in the McNair community and come together to share knowledge, tools, and insights with colleagues from across the country. The institute will include speakers, poster presentations, and many networking opportunities.

The following topics will be explored:

  • Addressing program objectives
  • Use of technology
  • Connecting with McNair alum
  • GRE preparation
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Program management
  • Involvement of faculty
  • Research experience for scholars
  • Preparing for national fellowships
  • Institutionalizing your McNair Program
  • NEW: Opportunity to participate in graduate school fair for McNair staff
  • And much more

Registration Fee: $350.00.  Click here to Register.

Schedule: The institute will be at 10:00am on Thursday, January 25th and conclude on Saturday, January 27th at 1:00pm.

Tentative Schedule: 

Thursday, January 25, 2018
10:00 am Registration
10:30 am Opening and Overview
11:00 am Session I: Connecting with Graduate Schools
12:30 am Group Photo
1:45 pm  Networking Lunch
2:30 pm Graduate School Fair for McNair Staff
5:00 pm Session II

Friday, January 26, 2018
9:00 am Session III: Preparing Scholars for Competitive Fellowships
10:15 am Session IV: Open Discussion on McNair Grant
11:15 am Promising Practices Showcase
12:30 pm Networking Lunch
2:00 pm Session V: Building Institutional Support
2:45 pm Networking Break
3:00 pm Session VI: Creative Pipelines for Recruitment
4:00 pm Session VII: Developing Academic & Summer Program Curriculum
5:00 pm Day Two Wrap Up

Saturday, January 27, 2018
9:00 am Session VIII: Digital Storying Tellling for McNair
10:00 am Session IX: Wellness for McNair Scholars
11:00 am Institute Action Plan
11:30 am Closing Lunch

Hotel information: DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando East – UCF Area
Group Name: 2018 McNair Promising Practices Institute
Hotel rate of $135.00 per night which includes WiFi and buffet breakfast.

Institute Venue:
Thursday, January 25th

University of Central Florida, Morgridge International Reading Center
4143 Andromeda Loop, Orlando, Florida

Friday, January 26th – January 27th
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando East Ballroom
12125 High Tech Ave, Orlando, FL 32817

We hope you join us for this exciting event!





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