Tales from the Front

Since 1937, The Western Association of College and University Business Officers has offered business officers in the western region opportunities to develop professionally, to identify solutions for issues affecting higher education, and to share their expertise with their colleagues. Our membership includes institutions in the western United States, Canadian Provinces, Mexico, and other Pacific Rim nations.

Join us for the 2018 Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. Share your success stories, network with others, learn what's new, and tell your Tales from the Front.

Submission Requirements

All submissions must include the following:

  • Presenter name(s), title(s) and WACUBO member institution; only proposals from member institutions will be considered.
  • Presenter(s) contact information: address, phone and e-mail address.
  • One paragraph biography for each presenter.
  • One page synopsis (500 words or less) outlining the problem, solution, lesson(s) learned, and a statement of how this information will benefit your colleagues. *
  • A two page outline of the content of your presentation including learning objectives.
  • A written statement giving permission for WACUBO to publish your synopsis.

* If your presentation is chosen for publication on the WACUBO website, you may be asked to edit your synopsis.

Submission Review

Each proposal will be reviewed by the WACUBO Professional Development Steering Committee and ranked based on how well the presentation addresses the following criteria:

  • Originality of concept and approach.
  • Relevance of the issue/problem.
  • Clarity of expression.
  • Organization of the presentation.
  • Completeness of the submission.

Use provided template below for your proposal.

Download Proposal Template Download Proposal Requirements

Please submit proposals by September 25, 2017 with e-mail subject line "WACUBO Tales Proposal" to Sara Reed. You will receive e-mail notification once your submission has been received.

The Professional Development Steering Committee will review submissions and e-mail authors of accepted proposals by November.

If you have additional questions please contact Sara Reed.

NOTE: If your proposal is selected, registration at the conference is required. Up to two discounted registrations per selected proposal will be provided for presenters from member institutions. All presenters must be from member institutions.