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American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference (AMSLC)
The University of Wisconsin System
Report of the AMSLC Workgroup August 2006
Registration. The UW host institution updates the online registration and online abstract submission materials developed for the 2006 AMSLC and sends them electronically to the AMSLC Coordinators at UW and other institutions so they can inform their eligible students of the process and deadlines. Students are encouraged to participate in the conference over multiple years and contribute to the planning and implementation of the conference in order to ensure full participation in and benefit from AMSLC activities. AMSLC Coordinators provide the UW host institution with an accurate count of student participants and the estimated number of new freshman and transfer student participants.
Students submit an abstract of their proposed project and register online in the spring as designated by the host institution. If accepted, they are required to attend the conference and present their work as part of the conference program as an oral presentation, poster presentation, exhibit, or performance. The future host institution conducts the review of student abstracts and notifies students, faculty/staff mentors, and AMSLC Coordinators of their acceptance or need to revise abstract submissions.
Chaperones are also required to register at this time. Chaperone fees are the responsibility of the chaperone’s home institution. New freshman and transfer students are required to register for the conference by the third week in September unless otherwise specified and are not required to submit an abstract or present work at the conference since they were not present at the institution the previous year.
Logistics. The UW host institution develops the conference program and arranges for all logistics associated with the conference, including facilities, activities, speakers, food, lodging, certificates, t-shirts, on-site registration, volunteers, and any subsequent fundraising the host institution wishes to pursue in order to enhance the conference program. UW System will assist with negotiating contracts for lodging and meals at the state rate with the help of UW System Procurement and reserving blocks of rooms for conference participants. However, UW and other participating institutions are responsible for providing room assignment information for their respective students and chaperones to the host institution.
The host institution may elect to extend invitations to its M/D precollege participants and is strongly encouraged to involve AMSLC attendees in the planning and implementation of the conference. Such student involvement provides attendees with valuable organizational and leadership development skills and may enhance the overall program since students will have greater ownership in the conference program and activities. Student participants travel to and from the conference with their respective chaperones.