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CDE Program Submission Form

Call for Program Proposals

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago’s premier Jesuit Catholic University, is excited to host the 2014 Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Conference on Diversity and Equity (CDE). Chicago is the third largest city in the United States and home to almost 3 million residents. Chicago’s diversity is reflected in the people, neighborhoods, architecture, music, and of course the restaurants. Chicago’s residents are very diverse, and they have one thing in common: movement.  From the elevated “El” train to the buses and trains to people walking and rolling down Michigan Avenue; the city is constantly moving and shifting. Whether the movement is physical or ideological, Chicago is a city where people and ideas are constantly evolving making it the perfect setting for the Conference on Diversity and Equity in 2014.

The 2014 AJCU CDE planning committee is  accepting program proposals. We invite those who have expertise and emerging frameworks that may be of interest to conference participants to consider submitting a proposal to facilitate a workshop. Our conference theme, Committing to Faith, Justice and Action: Advancing the Movement, inspires us to move beyond ideas and towards sustainable action. There is no better place than Loyola University Chicago and our bustling city, to develop and implement an action plan for advancing diversity and inclusion at our respective campuses.

Using the conference theme as a guide, we are seeking proposals that encourage us to more actively engage our shared values of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Special consideration will be given to program proposals that offer innovative, stimulating, and scholarly approaches to promoting diversity/equity in a manner that produces institutional transformation. We also encourage submissions that include interactive methods of presenting and learning.

Whether focused on students, faculty, administrators, or our communities, proposals that address the following topics are welcomed by the Planning Committee:

Academic Enrichment
Policy Development
Student Development
Outreach & Access
Retention & Persistence
Diversity Education
Social Identities (i.e., Race, Class, Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation, and Disability, etc.)
Intersections of Identity
Student Life

The selection committee will accept proposals for the conference based on the workshop’s ability to address relevant issues in ways that compel us to shift from dialogue into action. The Program Proposal deadline is March 7th, 2014.


When submitting a program proposal, keep in mind that the purpose of the Conference on Diversity and Equity, is to bring together colleagues from all areas of campus to discuss the broad range of issues that significantly impact the education and experiences of students, faculty and administrators.


The program proposal deadline for the 2014 Conference on Diversity and Equity is March 7, 2014.
Program proposals must be submitted online.
Please draft your proposal in a word processing software program to enable editing and spell check, then cut and paste into the online system.
Each program proposal should be submitted one at a time.
Include full name of coordinating presenter and institution/organization
Include full name of co-presenter(s) and institution/organization


To submit a program proposal please go to

This form closed on March 12, 2014 11:45 PM CDT