Multicultural Initiatives Committee (MIC)


Fifth Annual Student Research Forum on Diversity

April 24, 2015


The Multicultural Initiatives Committee (MIC), College of Education and Human Development, invites proposals from undergraduate and graduate students for the Fifth Annual Student Research Forum on Diversity, taking place on April 24, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pallister Room in the Jerome Library.

The MIC student research forum provides a supportive and nurturing opportunity for novice and experienced student researchers to share their work with one another, faculty and staff. Presentations at all stages of the research process are sought. Outstanding undergraduate and graduate research proposals may receive an award.


Proposals may be connected to one of the following:

  • Cultural and linguistic diversity in schools, families and communities (e.g., diverse family structures and practices, socio-­economic, spiritual, linguistic, ability, age, gender, race, ethnic diversity)
  • Recruitment, retention and achievement of a diverse representation of students, faculty and staff
  • Strategies to prepare educators for the demands of diversity
  • Strategies to prepare educators for globalized societies
  • Support for success and excellence in research, creative achievements, and teaching with a focus on diversity, pluralism and globalization
  • Strategic direction and support for College-wide programs, activities as well as collaboration with University and community networks for diversity and inclusion
  • Any other topic focusing on issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and/or inclusive excellence as they pertain to education

Formats for Session Submissions

Structured Poster Session

Poster presenters are encouraged to prepare a visual or graphic presentation that outlines their research questions, methods, findings, and implications.

Structured Roundtable Discussion

Structured Roundtable Discussion will be scheduled for one hour and each presenter will have approximately 10-15 minutes to share her/his work.

Alternative Formats

Here is your opportunity to be creative, innovative and artistic. If you are using an alternative format please identify the format (e.g. poetry, dance, theater, music, etc.)

Featured Presentations

Research presentations will be selected for a 15 minute opening/closing session of the Forum.

1Adapted from American Educational Research Association 2011 Annual Meeting Call for Submissions



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