The Dalton Institute is pleased to introduce the Research Track for our 27th annual meeting. Whether an administrator, faculty member, or graduate student in the field of higher education, the practice of producing, consuming, and integrating research and assessment efforts into our work constitutes a core professional competency. The Dalton Institute supports both the generation and integration of research as scholar-practitioners within the field of higher education.
We invite submissions of empirical and scholarly paper proposals describing empirical, conceptual, philosophical, theoretical, or historical scholarship efforts. Empirical papers may be based on quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods approaches. Papers should address topics relevant to the Institute’s broad area of interest in college student character and values development including, but not limited to:
Identity development and intersectionality
Spirituality and faith development
Student development (general)
Student involvement and engagement
Research session proposals should include the following sections:
Proposals should be no longer than 3 pages (single-spaced, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman). There are no specific section limits other than for the abstract (100 words).
*Not applicable to non-empirical papers
Paper proposals will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
Paper sessions will last 60 minutes. In each session, 2-3 authors will have 15 minutes each in which to present their paper to attendees. Given the limited presentation time, authors should focus on key research questions, methodology, and results/implications. Time will be allotted for discussant comments and a moderated question and answer period.