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2020 McNair Promising Practices Institute (MPPI)

UCF Academic Advancement Advancement Programs | McNair Scholars Program
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Jan 29 10:00AM - 6:00PM

This January, the University of Central Florida's Academic Advancement Programs will host the 6th Annual McNair Promising Practices Institute (MPPI) in Orlando, Florida. The MPPI will provide an interactive forum for McNair staff to learn about the most innovative practices taking place in the McNair community and come together to share knowledge, tools, and insights with colleagues from across the country. We are also offering a pre-conference institute for new McNair program staff (separate registration required).

The institute will include speakers, presentations, and many networking opportunities.Last year, over 125 institute participants attended representing 81 different McNair programs. Institute participants were also able to speak last year with 26 different graduate school representatives.

The following topics will be explored:

  • Addressing program objectives

  • Use of technology

  • Connecting with McNair alum

  • GRE preparation

  • Graduate school preparation

  • Program management

  • Involvement of faculty

  • Research experience for scholars

  • Preparing for national fellowships

  • Institutionalizing your McNair Program

  • And much more

MPPI Institute registration fee: $375.00.
McNair New Program Staff Pre-Conference fee: $125.00

Schedule:Workshops will run on Thursday, January 30th and Friday, January 31st. Saturday, February 1st will be focused on creating cultural activities/events for your scholars and will include a day-long visit toKennedy Space Center. The New Directors Pre-Conference will take place on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Tentative Schedule: (Detailed schedule to be announced after presentation proposal deadline)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
McNair New Directors Pre-Conference Institue (Separate registration required)
10:00 am - 4:00 pm(Lunch included)

Thursday, January 30, 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Lunch included)

Friday, January 31, 2020
9:00 am - 6:00 pm (Lunch included)

Saturday, February 1, 2020
9:00 am Depart from hotel for Kennedy Space Center (Visit to Space ShuttleChallenger Memorial and learn more about Dr. Ronald E. McNair)

4:00 pm Return to Hotel

Hotel information:
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando East UCF Area

Group Name: McNair Promising Practices Institute 2020
Hotel rate of $143.00 per night which includes WiFi and buffet breakfast.
12125 High Tech Ave, Orlando, FL 32817
Phone: (407) 275-9000
Booking Link:McNair Promising Practices 2020

Institute Venue:
The MPPI will take place at the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center on the UCF campus. The details of the exact location on the UCF campus will be posted on the institute website. Parking will be available in parking garage H. Participants will be provided with a parking code to be used on each of the days.

12676 Gemini Blvd North
Orlando, FL 32816

We hope you join us for this exciting event!

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