Richland College Minority Serving Institution Convening


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Richland College in collaboration with the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI) Program is hosting a two day conference for institutions of higher education interested in improving minority student success. The focus of the conference is to convene and discuss effective research, initiatives and programs that impact the academic success of students at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). The conference will be held on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.

In past years, this MSI Convening has focused on best practices and innovation. These areas are vital to improving minority student success. This year, the conference will focus on existing evidence and developing more robust methods for determining success of minority programs and initiatives so that colleges and universities can improve, obtain funding, and effect change at their institutions. To that end, this MSI Convening is the first in a series of four annual conferences hosted by Richland College that are designed to shift the focus of MSIs from what we are doing successfully.

For more information or questions, contact the 2016 MSI Convening Coordinator, M.T. Hickman at or (972)238-6097 (Central Standard Time). and APIASF will be providing a select number of AANAPISI staff and faculty members with a travel grant to cover airfare, lodging, ground transportation, and meals. Please complete the following application for consideration.
Deadline for applications: August 31, 2016
Applicants will be notified of a decision by: September 5, 2016

October 14, 2016 at 8am - October 15, 2016
Richland College, Dallas, Texas
MSI Convening Coordinator, M.T. Hickman · · (972)238-6097