Promising Practices Institute – January 31 – February 2, 2019

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This January 31- February 2, 2019, the University of Central Florida’s Academic Advancement Programs will host the 5th 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
  • Back from Last Year: Opportunity to participate in graduate school fair for McNair staff
  • And much more

Registration is Now Closed.

Schedule: The institute will be at 2:00pm on Thursday, January 31th and conclude on Saturday, February 2nd at 4:30pm.

Call for Proposals:

We are now accepting submissions for poster and 20 minute presentation abstracts for the 2019 McNair Promising Practices Institute. Poster presenters will highlight promising practices in program management and graduate school preparation as related to the McNair program objectives. Submissions should demonstrate how the promising practice improves effectiveness and/or efficiency of a process in the area of GRE preparation, development, graduate school preparation, retention, involvement of faculty, addressing program objectives, use of technology, marketing, and research.

Tentative Schedule:

Thursday, January 31, 2019
2:00 pm Registration
2:30 pm Opening, MPPI Overview and Group Photo
3:00 pm Graduate School Fair for McNair Staff
5:00 pm MPPI Poster Showcase

Friday, February 1, 2019
9:00 am Session I: MPPI Goals
9:40 am – 11:00 am MPPI 20 Minute Presentations
11:15 am Session II: MPPI Action Plans
12:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 pm Session II: MPPI Presentation
2:00 pm Networking Break
2:20 pm – 4:00pm MPPI 20 Minute Presentations
4:00 pm Day Two Wrap Up

Saturday, February 2, 2019
10:00 am Session III: National McNair Initiatives
11:00 am – 12:00pm MPPI 20 Minute Presentations
12:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 pm Panel Discussions
2:00 pm Work on Action Plans
3:00 pm Presentation of Action Plans
4:00 pm MPPI Wrap Up/Evaluation

Hotel information: DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando East – UCF Area
The group code is: MPP
Hotel rate of $139.00 per night which includes WiFi and buffet breakfast.
12125 High Tech Ave, Orlando, FL 32817
Phone: (407) 275-9000

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

We hope you join us for this exciting event!


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