9th Annual TCU Faculty Convening

Call for Proposals and Registration


The 9th annual Tribal College and University (TCU) Faculty Convening (formerly the TCU Faculty Research Convening) is a place for faculty, leaders, and staff to share, learn, and grow professionally. The TCU Faculty Convening is hosted by the College Fund’s Research, Evaluation, and Faculty Development Department, with generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation.

The main purpose of the convening is for TCU faculty and others to share and learn about the latest research in their own field of study and in other disciplines. The Convening also provides faculty the rare opportunity to connect with faculty from other institutions, as well as to learn best practices that can support them in their wide-ranging roles.



What: 9th TCU Faculty Convening

Dates: July 19-20, 2023

Location: Denver, Colorado — Hilton Garden Inn Denver Airport

Who: TCU Faculty, Staff, and Leadership

Deadline: Applications to present are due Friday, April 7, 2023

Registration: Registration for general attendees who are not presenting will open in late April.



We invite TCU faculty and others to submit a proposal to present in one of the following areas:

1) Research. Presentations in this category focus on research you have conducted to advance theory, knowledge, and/or practice in your field. The convening is multidisciplinary and presentations span a range of topics from geology to languages to math.

    • This category includes research on pedagogical strategies (e.g., adapting standardized curricula to tribal college settings), education leadership and administration (e.g., student support services, student engagement), and more.
    • We also invite presentations on Indigenous research methods. Presentations can be instructional (e.g., give participants an overview of Indigenous research methods) or share your experience using Indigenous research methods.

2) Best practices and lessons learned. Presentations in this category share best practices that you or your college have developed over time or lessons you have learned from developing, expanding, implementing, and/or evaluating programs and projects.

    • Sample topics include teaching strategies, engaging students in virtual labs, developing new academic programs from scratch, and faculty professional development.
    • Preference will be given to proposals that include some indication of your success or impact (e.g., qualitative data, participant comments). Please note this in your application.
    • We are especially interested in sessions that focus on how tribal culture, values, and language are woven into your curricula, assessment approaches, student support, and more.



This application is for faculty and others to submit a proposal to present at the convening. Please answer each question as completely as possible.

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