Call for Proposals

The 2018 call for proposals is closed. If you submitted a proposal, you will hear back as to the status of your acceptance by May 11.


Thank you for your interest/involvement in presenting to members of AUCCCD at our annual conference. Here is important information about AUCCCD's commitment to inclusive excellence, the promotion of social justice, civility, and collegiality. We hope it helps you shape your presentation in a way that best fits with AUCCCD values.

AUCCCD is an organization of highly diverse members on all characteristics of identity (e.g. race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual identity, religion, and other characteristics of identity) and professional affiliation (e.g. social workers, psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors, psychologists, and other professions).  As professionals, we serve university and college students who represent every facet of cultural identity.  As such, we do not use disrespectful or derogatory images or language about any particular groups, or engage in actions that would minimize or invalidate people because of who they are.

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With our theme of Embracing Resilience: Leading Diverse Communities of Care, we seek programs that promote a sense of connectedness, drive attention to weaving diversity and inclusivity within every facet of the work that we do, and help our students and staff manage the stress, trauma, and challenges that they face.

Topics of Interest:

  • We are especially interested in programs that focus on:
  • Developing strategies for a more broadly supportive campus culture/community.
  • Educating campus stakeholders using data that demonstrate our ability to meet the needs of the campus community (campus expectations; help-seeking versus urgency).
  • Managing staff:  Cultivating personal accountability, courageous self-care, and inclusivity.
  • Creating conversations for students, staff, and stakeholders to discuss differences in healthy ways.
  • Inviting creativity and diversity in clinical approaches (creative arts, active learning, play, etc).
  • Addressing trauma; responding to critical incidents.
  • Demonstrating inclusion of diverse student populations, especially underrepresented, underserved and/or marginalized populations on your campus.
  • Examining the variety of operational models and needs of diverse institution types (e.g. community colleges, art & design, religiously affiliated, etc.).

Areas of focus:

  • Leadership/Management
  • Staff retention and development
  • Inclusive excellence
  • Social Justice advocacy (woven throughout all facets of the work we do)
  • Counseling/Clinical work
  • Outreach/Programming/Prevention
  • Ethics/Law (Impact of changes in legislation on student mental health)

Please note: Only current AUCCCD Members may submit and present breakout session topics. Exceptions may be made for preconference workshops, which will occur on October 13, 2018.

Submission Requirements:

  • Presenter CVs (to upload)
  • Current Peer Reviewed Citations (to upload)
  • School sizes of co-presenters (if applicable)
  • Session proposal (200 word max)
  • At least 1 learning objective (75 word max)
  • Please remember to be as descriptive and accurate as possible in the title of your presentation. Many members use our CEUs for specific requirements, such as ethics.

You will be able to save your progress and return to the submission at any time. Submissions will close midnight on March 30. 

All presenters must be physically in attendance in order to present.

Number of Presenters 
We restrict breakout sessions to a “primary presenter” and up to three additional presenters, for a total of four. Only the primary presenter needs to submit a program proposal. Often the “primary” is simply the organizer or “first among equals” who serves as a contact person for the conference program committee. The exception to this rule is with pre-conference workshops, which sometimes have more than four presenters in their half- or full-day programs.

Presentation Formats
Proposals will be evaluated based on specific criteria, including relevancy to theme, timeliness and expertise of presenters.

Preconference Session Presentations | Saturday, October 13
Preconference sessions are submitted either as half-day (3 hours) or full-day (6 hours). Preconference sessions will all be scheduled on Saturday, October 22. Full day sessions will be scheduled from 8:30AM - 4:00PM with a 1.5 hour break occurring from 11:30AM - 1:00PM. Half-day sessions will run from either 8:30 - 11:30 AM or 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

Breakout Session Presentations | Sunday, October 14 – Wednesday, October 17
Breakout sessions are 90 minute presentations given by a maximum of four AUCCCD members that provide integrated perspectives on a single topic, or several elements of a research project. Varied methods of presentations are encouraged, including lecture, presentation, facilitated discussion or group activity. Your proposal summary may be no more than 200 words maximum and at least one learning objective is required. Should you have handouts, it is the presenters responsibility to bring those to the conference. Please note that we will be requesting copies of handouts and slides one month in advance to provide ample time to produce alternative forms in advance for participants with special needs.



  • Brown, K. W., & Ryan, R. M. (2003). The benefits of being present: Mindfulness and its role in psychological well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84(4), 822-848.
  • Neff, K. D., Hsieh, Y., & Dejitterat, K. (2005). Self-compassion, achievement goals, and coping with academic failure. Self and Identity, 4(3), 263-287.

Continuing Education Guidelines

AUCCCD has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6312. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AUCCCD is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

AUCCCD will be seeking approval by the National Association of Social Workers for Social Work continuing education contact hours.

AUCCCD is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. AUCCCD maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

AUCCCD prints the following statement from APA to have the ability to grant APA approved continuing education credits. 

  • All presenters must comply with the Ethical Principles of Psychologists
  • All presenters must include statements in their program that describe the accuracy and utility of the material(s) they are presenting, the basis of such statements, the limitations of the content being taught, along with the most severe and most common risks, if relevant.
  • Presenters must disclose any relationship that could be construed as a conflict of interest in relation to the content they are presenting.
  • Presenters agree to submit programs that:
    • will build upon the foundation of a completed doctoral program in psychology
    • are relevant to psychological practice, education, or science
    • enable psychologists to keep pace with emerging issues and technologies
    • allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase the competencies in order to improve services to those being treated
    • enhance contributions to the profession
    • respect cultural, individual and role differences including those that are based on age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language and socioeconomic status.
  • Ethics, legal concerns

If you have questions about the 2018 conference, please contact the AUCCCD Office.