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ANTSHE Conference 2019 Call for Proposals Now Open

"Restructuring Higher Education for the Future, Transforming the Traditional College into the Non-Traditional College" 

APRIL 4 – 6, 2019 | Orlando, Florida

Deadline to submit your proposal is February 25, 2019

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the ANTSHE Conference 2019 to be held in Orlando, Florida at the Embassy Suites & Convention! 


Please join us as we explore the theme of this year's conference: "Restructuring Higher Education for the Future, Transforming the Traditional College into the Non-Traditional College."  The following resources should be used to help you prepare the best proposal possible. Please also review the Tips for Submission page before submitting our proposal

The Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) invites academic professionals, advisors, administrators and nontraditional students/ leaders to submit proposals for presentation at the 2019 conference. Success for the adult learner depends on the foundation for learning, not just from the student’s perspective, but also that of the institution of higher learning. Our theme: Restructuring Higher Education for the Future, Transforming the Traditional College into the Non-Traditional College, suggests that in higher education, the status quo is not adequate any longer for the adult learner. The nontraditional learner brings a host of variable to the table versus that of the traditional aged college student. Therefore, with rising numbers in this growing demographic on college campus and in the virtual platform warrants the table being modified to reflect this change. 

While higher education goals and objectives can remain the same, the way it is delivered and nurtured needs to be addressed. administrators, faculty, and the students themselves must work together collaboratively for the student and the college to be a success. The metamorphic change needs to be more than the physical structure, it needs to be the psyche of not only the students, but the administrators, the faculty, and all the support staff as well. We have previously discussed how institutions continue to embrace the 18-20-year-old being the typical college student and how statistics have shown that this is not the case. Therefore, the task at hand is to educate not only the non-traditional learner, but the other stakeholders in this equation.

The call for proposals will remain open until February 25, 2019. All proposals will be reviewed and individuals chosen to present will be contacted within 14 days of submission.

Proposals will only be accepted through the online proposal system. Proposals will not be accepted in any other manner, or past the submission deadline.

The following primary tracks have been identified and each primary track has been broken down into the sub segments listed below.

  • Track One- Changes in Teaching Methods and Curricula, Building Dynamic Classrooms for the New-Traditional Student
  • Track Two- Ownership of the Learning Plan for the Adult Learner-Equipping Students to Work with Emerging Technologies
  • Track Three- Techniques for Creating an All-Inclusive Environment for the Adult Learner on Campus and Online
  • Track Four-Veterans Shouldn’t Have to Fight to Get and Stay in the Classroom
  • Track Five- The Big Thing on Campus, Big Data, Is the Non-Traditional Student Lost in the Numbers?


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    Instructions for submitting a proposal using Proposal Space.pdf

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    Submit your proposal using the link below. ANTSHE uses Proposal Space to allow you to submit your proposal securely and with ease. You will need to create an account or use an existing account to submit a proposal (please make sure you add to your safe list in your email to ensure you don't miss important emails regarding your submission). 



    April 1 - October 31

    • Early Registration
    May 15
    • Call for Proposals Open

    February 18
    • Call for Proposals Deadline Extended to February 25th
    March 1
    • Deadline for Presenters to Register to be included in Program
      April 4-6, 2019
      • ANTSHE Conference 2019




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