8th Annual TCU Faculty Convening

Call for Proposals and Registration


The 8th annual Tribal College and University (TCU) Faculty Convening (formerly the TCU Faculty Research Convening) is a place for faculty to share, learn, and grow professionally. The 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 faculty 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: 8th TCU Faculty Convening (formerly TCU Faculty Research Convening)

Dates: July 14-15, 2022

Location: Denver, Colorado — Westin Denver Downtown

Who: TCU Faculty, Staff, and Leadership

Deadline: Applications to present are due Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Registration: Registration for general attendees will open in May.



We invite TCU faculty 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) and higher education leadership and administration (e.g., student support services, student engagement).
    • We also invite presentations on Indigenous research methods. Presentations can be instructional (e.g., give participants an overview of Indigenous research methods) or share lessons learned from 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 incorporating culture and language into your curriculum.
    • 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.



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