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					             5th Annual Summit
Vocational Rehabilitation Program Evaluation
            and Quality Assurance
             September 5-6, 2012
    8:30-5:00 September 5th, 8:30-4:00 September 6th

        Location: San Antonio, Texas
       Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Antonio
              on the Riverwalk


    Call for Papers
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     5th Annual Summit on Vocational Rehabilitation
            Program Evaluation and Quality
                               Sponsored by:

                            The Summit Group and
                The Rehabilitation Program Evaluation Network

                                  in partnership
                   University of Arkansas CURRENTS; TACE 6
                Texas DARS Division for Rehabilitation Services
                     Texas DARS Division for Blind Services
                Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
                                       and
                         University of Missouri; TACE 7
                    University of Northern Colorado; TACE 8
         The National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials
     University of Massachusetts Boston; Institute for Community Inclusion
     Disabilities Statistics Research and Training Center at Hunter College


       Hyatt Regency San Antonio on the Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas

             http://sanantonioregency.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp

Learn more about the San Antonio Riverwalk: http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/



             Deadline for Presentation Submission: May 9th, 2012




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                                                  Invitation


     The Summit Planning Committee invites workshop and presentation proposals for its
     annual summit on September 5th -6th, 2012 to be held in San Antonio Texas at the Hyatt
     Regency San Antonio on the Riverwalk. We encourage a diverse group of presenters to
     submit; including practitioners, graduate students, advocates as well as those
     professionally involved in program evaluation in academia or administrative positions.



     Summit Goal: To improve program performance by sharing best practices and examples
     of program evaluation and performance improvement approaches from the Vocational
     Rehabilitation service delivery system.

     Target Audiences:

     Your proposal should consider the following target audiences:

                       Vocational Rehabilitation Administrators
                       Vocational Rehabilitation Program Evaluators
                       Vocational Rehabilitation Researchers & Educators
                       Vocational Rehabilitation Service Providers
                       Agencies Serving Individuals who are Blind


The Following Topics Are Most Relevant:

  Program Evaluation
  Quality Assurance
  Performance Evaluation Methods
  Performance Improvement Methods
  Performance Management Practices
  Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation
  Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Data
  Survey Design
  Survey Administration
  Survey Analysis
  Return on Investment
  Cost Analyses
  Analysis of Economic Impact
  Conducting Outcome Studies
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Designing and Conducting Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessments
Case File Review Activities
Quality Report Writing
Presenting Results to Stakeholders for Maximum Utilization
Professional Development for Program Evaluation Staff
Process Management
Strategic Planning
Professional Identity as a PEQA Specialist
Facilitated “Hot Topic” Discussion Groups
Other related topics will be considered




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If you would like to review presentations from the 2011 Vocational Rehabilitation
Program Evaluation Summit and familiarize yourself with the type of subject matter
that is sought, please visit the National Clearinghouse on Rehabilitation Training
Materials website at https://ncrtm.org/moodle/mod/page/view.php?id=2227 .



Although this summit will include both workshops and plenary sessions, this is an
invitation for workshops that will be held concurrently. Each presentation will be an
hour and 15 minutes in length. The deadline for submitting a proposal is May
9th, 2012.



Presenter Information:

Presenters are expected to pay for their own travel and lodging expenses as
honorariums are not available. The Hyatt Regency San Antonio on the Riverwalk is
offering hotel rooms at $99 per night.




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                               Proposal Submission Form
The filename of your saved Word document submission should begin with your last
name. For example “PottengerSummitPaper.docx”. Please e-mail this completed
Proposal Submission Form to tbrigance@uacurrents.org by May 9th, 2012. You
must put “Summit Presentation Submission” as the subject line of the email. If
you have any questions, please e-mail Michael Shoemaker at:
mtshoemaker@utah.gov or Terry Brigance at tbrigance@uacurrents.org .

Presentation Title:
Type in this section (table). It will expand to accommodate your entry as you type.




Target Audience(s): (Please highlight all that apply):
 Vocational Rehabilitation Administrators
 Vocational Rehabilitation Program Evaluators
 Vocational Rehabilitation Researchers & Educators
 Vocational Rehabilitation Service Providers
 Agencies Serving Individuals who are Blind
 Other target audience: (please describe in table below)

Type in this section (table). It will expand to accommodate your entry as you type.



Lead Presenter:
(The lead presenter assumes responsibility for communicating information received from the Summit Conference
Planning Committee to all others in her/his presentation group, as well as coordinating any other needed
information exchange. Only one individual for each presentation group will be in communication with the presenter
coordinator. If you are the sole presenter on your topic, fill out this section.)

Include complete contact information for the lead presenter– name, title/degrees,
professional affiliation, e-mail address, contact address.



Type in this section (table). It will expand to accommodate your entry as you type.




Other Presenters: (if there are multiple presenters in your group, please list the
names, titles/degrees, professional affiliation, e-mail address, and contact address
for all presenters.




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Type in this section (table). It will expand to accommodate your entry as you type.


Presentation Abstract:
Please submit a brief description of the proposed presentation (not to exceed 75
words) for inclusion in the summit program book.

Type in this section (table). It will expand to accommodate your entry as you type.



Presentation Summary:
Please provide a summary of the proposed presentation for consideration by the
planning committee (not to exceed 500 words).

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A/V Equipment Needs: An LCD computer projector and microphones will be
provided in the summit meeting rooms. If you have any additional A/V needs,
please list them here:

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Is internet access in your meeting room necessary for your presentation? (Highlight
one)

Yes

No

Please let us know immediately of any special accommodation requests for your
presentation, so we can make sure to meet your needs.

Type in this section (table). It will expand to accommodate your entry as you type.

(If you need accommodations for the rest of summit, complete the accommodations section
on the Summit registration site when you register. If you need accommodations for your
hotel stay, please make those with the hotel when you reserve your room.)

Presenter/Presentation Requirements:

        If using a PowerPoint, your presentation slides will be archived with the
         National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials. Please plan to
         have your final PowerPoint document to Michael Millington with NCRTM by


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    8/22/2012. You may contact Michael Millington at
    michael.millington@usu.edu


   Electronic access minimizes the need for paper handouts during sessions.
    Presenters are asked to submit any handout documents to the National
    Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials in advance so summit
    participants may print their own handouts prior to the conference if desired.


   If you do plan to hand out paper documents during your session, you are
    responsible for bringing those documents in accessible formats for people
    with disabilities. Scripts for auditory materials, large-print handouts, or CDs
    may be required depending on accommodation requests of registrants. The
    Summit Committee will review accommodation requests and can provide you
    a copy of those if you request it by e-mail to tbrigance@uacurrents.org

   Prior to your presentation, you may be contacted by interpreter/CART
    service(s) to ask questions about accommodation needs for your specific
    presentation. The email address of your presentation lead person may be
    given to the interpreter coordinator.




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