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2020 Annual Conference - Springfield, Illinois

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This page contains all of the information you will need to prepare and submit your program proposal. Please review this information carefully and ensure you have everything ready to go when you begin the submission form. Once you begin the form, you will not be able to save your progress and return later, so it will be important that all information is ready at that time.

It is recommended that you review the ACUHO-I Competencies early in the development of your proposal. For a helpful list of subtopics for each competency, please follow this link.

Click here when you're ready to submit your proposal!

Information Required

This section outlines the information you will be required to submit with your proposal.

Presenter Contact And Demographic Information

You will need to supply the following information for each presenter:

  • Name
  • Institution
  • Title
  • Professional level (click here for definitions)
  • Number of years working in the field
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Mailing address
  • First time presenter at GLACUHO? (yes/no)
  • How many previous professional conference presentations given (GLACUHO, NASPA, ACUHO-I, ACPA,. etc.)?

There will be a primary presenter for each proposal. All correspondence will be sent to this primary presenter.

Up to four total presenters may be listed on the proposal form. Due to technical limitations, we are not able to

accept more than four presenters for one presentation, but if you have more than four you should submit your proposal listing the first four and then email to explain the need to add additional presenters (along with their information).

Program Title

This is the title that will appear in the program guide and the mobile application. The title is limited to 100 characters or fewer and should draw the participant’s eye while accurately capturing the essence of the presentation. Titles that draw the eye, but do not actually identify the point of the workshop, often leave the participant frustrated.

Program Summary/Description

The title and program summary / description will appear in the program guide and the mobile apps. For the purposes of a blind review process, please exclude identifying information (individuals, institution names, titles of specific initiatives, etc.) from your title and Program Summary/Description. If you program is accepted, you will have the opportunity to fine-tune the title and description at a later date.

Learning Objectives

You will identify three learning objectives for your program (150 characters or fewer for each learning objective). Learning objectives are statements that indicate what the participant will know or be able to do as a result of participating in your session. While your program description above is a general sketch of what you will be doing in your session, the learning objectives are an extension of that description by indicating what the participant will actually get out of your session. These learning objectives are used extensively in the review process to select programs that meet the needs of our participants.  For the purposes of a blind review process, please exclude identifying information (individuals, institution names, titles of specific initiatives, etc.) from your learning objectives.


Brief Outline

Please identify a brief outline of how you plan to achieve the learning objectives of your session. Be specific about the learning strategies you plan to use so that participants are actively engaged with the content, and indicate the amount of time you will spend on each section of your outline. As you are planning your session, it’s important to remember that if you are using the experiences of your individual campus, you should clearly identify how the lessons learned and strategies used on your campus can be applied to a variety of campus settings and different situations in your presentation. Your outline should be limited to no more than 750 words, and be easily understood by reviewers. Additionally, it should be clear to the reviewers that the plan for your session will clearly allow participants to achieve the three learning objectives for the session. If submitting a Round Table Discussion proposal, please include the prompts and/or questions you plan to use to facilitate the 60-minute program time.

Program Session Type

You will choose one of the following program session types:

Traditional Presentation (60 Minutes)

This session type allows the presenter(s) to present their content to their audience in a variety of styles/formats of their choosing, with the main focus being on giving the audience information about their topic/theme.

There is also an option for an extended traditional presentation with the ability to go into greater depth on a topic/theme, which is a 120-minute double session.

Panel Discussion

This session type allows the presenter(s) or host(s) to bring together multiple individuals to discuss a common topic/ theme in an interactive fashion, allowing time for the audience to ask questions.

Round Table Discussion

This session type allows the presenter(s) to facilitate a discussion among audience members through the deliberate creation of prompts or questions surrounding a general topic. The main focus should be on the transference of opinion and experience of the audience members who are also participants. In the program outline, include the prompts and/or questions you plan to use to facilitate the 60-minute program time.


This session is encouraged to be a 20-minute presentation about a hot topic similar to TED Talks. The goal of RES Talks is to share ideas that will inspire us and promote positive change in our various residence communities.

If your program doesn't fit into one of the above categories, please reach out directly to the Programming and Development Committee chair and assistant chair at or

Attendee Limit

If there is a limit to the number of attendees that are able to attend the session, please provide the maximum number that may attend. 

Target Audience

It is important to our audience that they are attending sessions that will best help to inform their practice. For this reason, we ask that you tailor your program with one specific target audience in mind.

Graduate Assistants

This audience group will consist mostly of graduate students who balance classroom work and the day-to-day implementation of housing and residence life operations.

Entry Level Professionals

This audience group will consist mostly of  entry level professionals and/or support staff that work directly or indirectly with the day-to-day implementation of housing and residence life operations.

Mid-Level Professionals

This audience group will consist mostly of mid-level professionals, faculty, and/or support staff who coordinate services and programs and oversee the implementation of housing and residence life operations.

Senior Housing Officers

This audience group will consist mostly of mid- to senior-level professionals and senior academic partners who oversee the development, direction, and implementation of housing and residence life operations on their campuses.


Topic Area

Please choose the primary topic of your presentation based in the ACUHO-I Competencies and Knowledge Domains. We have compiled examples for subtopics within each ACUHO-I Competency to assist you in correctly identifying your program's topic area. You may only select one. For more information on the ACUHO-I Competencies and Knowledge Domains, please visit

  • Ancillary Partnerships - Public/Private Partnerships
  • Ancillary Partnerships - Specialized Housing
  • Conference Services - Sales
  • Conference Services - Contracting
  • Conference Services - Resource Allocation and Management
  • Conference Services - Service Delivery
  • Crisis Management - Prevention
  • Crisis Management - Intervention
  • Dining Services - Operations
  • Evaluation and Planning - Assessment and Program Planning
  • Evaluation and Planning - Research
  • Facilities Management - Facilities Assessment
  • Facilities Management - Master Planning
  • Facilities Management - General and Preventative Maintenance
  • Facilities Management - Capital Project Management
  • Facilities Management - Sustainability
  • Facilities Management - Inventory Control and Materials Handling
  • Fiscal Resources and Control - Budget Development and Reporting
  • Fiscal Resources and Control - Accounting and Accounts
  • Fiscal Resources and Control - Purchasing, Contracts and Outsourcing
  • Human Resources - Recruitment and Selection
  • Human Resources - Orientation and Training
  • Human Resources - Supervision
  • Human Resources - Performance Appraisal
  • Human Resources - Collective Bargaining and Grievance
  • Information Technology - Security
  • Information Technology - Network and Systems Administration
  • Information Technology - Computer Support
  • Information Technology - Applications Selection
  • Occupancy - Contracts and Lease Agreements
  • Occupancy - Applications and Assignment Process
  • Occupancy - Forecasting and Trending
  • Resident Educational Services - Personal Development
  • Resident Educational Services - Community Development
  • Resident Educational Services - Academic Initiatives
  • Resident Educational Services - Advising
  • Student Behavior - Student Conduct
  • Student Behavior - Conflict Resolution
  • Other (Please Specify)

    INCLUSION Question

    Inclusion and equity are central to the role of a residence life professional and should inform our practice. In order to make a sustained effort to advance the association’s commitment to inclusion and equity, GLACUHO is piloting a question for this year’s program submission. The intention of this question is to prompt reflection that allows more inclusive programming sessions to take place. After program selection, the committees may be reaching out to presenters to brainstorm ways to infuse inclusion and equity into conference programs but it will not negatively affect the programs already selected.

    This question will not be scored or used in the selection of programs for the 2020 Conference


    Nominate a PResenter

    Do you know a talented professional or a good presenter who will be attending the 2020 GLACUHO Annual Conference? You can nominate them to present using this form at

    The Programming and Development Committee will be reaching out to the nominees to encourage them to submit a program proposal. 


    Ready to submit?

    Once you have finished preparing your proposal with the above-required information, you are ready to submit the proposal. Remember, once you begin the form you will need to complete all pages and submit. If you leave the page and return later, you will need to start over.

    The deadline to submit your proposal is Saturday, June 6 at 11:59 PM CST

    Go back to the Call for Programs page to submit your proposal.