NABI 2019 Summit: Exploring Broader Impacts Through Connectedness
This year’s summit explores the multiple layers of connections that are associated with broader impacts. Broader impacts through connectedness encompasses connections (internal and external) with and between individuals, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), social sciences, arts and humanities, research, practice, projects and programs, theories, resources, and local, state, national, and international communities. These connections seem infinite in number and dimensions. We offer four broad themes through which connectedness and broader impacts can be explored:
- Connecting Education Research and BI to Project and Program Goals.
Example topics might include programs that connect theory to practice, utilize best practices, and support knowledge transfer; connecting to audiences through outreach (traditional, one-way relationships) and engagement (two-way relationships); and connecting with educational research in BI.
- Connections that Provide Inclusive and Equitable Access to STEM.
Example topics might include connections to STEM within rural or urban environments, on-ramping into STEM pathways and connections between STEM pathways, and digital access; connections to role models, mentors, and careers; connections that build inclusive environments and a sense of belonging; connections to informal education settings; and connections that broaden participation for underrepresented populations in STEM, including first-generation students, students from low-income backgrounds, learners with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ learners.
- Connectedness Through Intentional, Strategic Design
Examples of topics might include connections through deliberate communication plans; internal and external institutional/organizational/educational collaborations; programs and projects that incorporate “systems thinking;” program scaling, building capacity, and supporting sustainability; mapping STEM pathways, pipelines, and ecosystems; and connections between BI professionals and project PIs.
- Connecting Assessment and Evaluation to Partners, Projects, and Program Goals
Examples of topics might include processes that connect to best practices in assessment and evaluation, connections to partners whose scholarship complements the assessment and evaluation plan, and using assessment and evaluation to produce evidence of BI project impact.
This can include other creative ideas which might not necessarily fit within any of the four core strands but are relevant to BI practitioners.
Types of Sessions Accepted & Submission Requirements:
- Regular Sessions (45 minutes)- 150 word abstract and 1 page proposal
- Workshops (1.5 hours)-150 word abstract and 1 page proposal
- Lightning talks (5–10 minutes)-150 word abstract
- Posters-150 word abstract
Proposals will be accepted through November 26, 2018.
Please contact Sara Vassmer for any questions regarding the submission process.