Minority Serving Institutions - Community of Partners Council (MSI-COPC)


2009 MSI Creating a Presence Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Conference

Program Brochure and Schedule at a Glance with

Slide Presentations 

2009 Conference Brochure (7mb PDF file)



Monday, September 21, 2009

  • Exhibit Hall Set Up
  • Conference Registration
  • Reception Meet and Greet with Local Congressional and Affinity Group Representatives 

 Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Plenary Sessions

  • Opening Plenary
  • White House Educational Initiatives on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHI-HBCUOverview.pdf ),  Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, and Tribal Colleges and Universities
  • Partnerships and Leveraging Funding Opportunities: Agency and Public-Private Partnerships               2009kwhiteplenary.pdf                                                                                                                                                   USAIDMSI_DallasIntlPartnershipsLever.pdf   Partnerships-leveraging-Dallas-09-22.pdf                                                                                                                      NSFPartnershipProgramsKorsmo.ppt

Showcases Demonstrating Best Practices, Lessons Learned, and Opportunities


Track 1

Track 2

Afternoon Plenary Session

  • Affinity Organizations: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), and National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher education (NAFEO)

Evening Sessions

  • Minority Serving Institutions – Community of Partners Council
  • DOE Faculty and Student Teams (FAST) Faculty Focus Group
  • Networking Among Affinity Groups, MSIs, and Agency Representatives

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Opening Plenary Session: Yesterday and Today


Morning Concurrent Sessions


Track 1 – Funding Opportunities

Track 2 – Compliance

Track 3 – Student and Faculty Development Track

Networking Lunch


Afternoon Concurrent Session


Track 1 – Agency Funding Opportunities and Enhancing MSI Presence

Track 2 – Writing Proposals and

Evaluating Projects

Track 3 – Compliance: Grants and Contracts

Evening Plenary Session

  • Getting Involved in the Agency Peer Review Process

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Morning Plenary Session

Morning Concurrent Sessions                                        

 Track 1 – International

Track 2 – Student and Faculty Development

  • Financial Education

Track 3 – Compliance

Track 4 – All-Day Training Session: High Speed, High Stakes: Closing the Digital Divide in Minority Communities, Broadband Technology Opportunities


Track 5 –  All-Day Training Session: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Grants Workshop 


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