The conference committee seeks proposals that will speak to the diverse instructional skill sets of our faculty at different stages of their professional careers. Presentations will be selected based on their appropriateness to the theme, and theoretical framework of the conference and/or practical use of technology for instructional purposes.
About January Conference Presentations and Proposals
Presentations can be made by one or more presenters. Each session will last 45-minutes total, including a question and answer period.Plan for a large audience (likely between 50 to 100 people).
The review committee will evaluate proposals on the criteria below. The committee will make sure that all colleges and the library are represented and that there is a wide range of topics.
All faculty and librarians are encouraged to submit proposals.
More than one proposal may be submitted by the same presenter.
Proposal Review and Notification Timeline
October 3, 2013 Call for proposals ends
November 11, 2013 Notifications will be sent to all applicants
Applications must include:
1. One or more learning objectives for the presentation (i.e. “take-aways” for conference attendees, knowledge or skills attendees will gain).
2. A presentation abstract (500 words maximum) that fully addresses each of the criteria below:
A description of the teaching practice, technique, tool, approach, etc. that will be the focus of the presentation. The technique can be time-tested or innovative.
Evidence that the technique has (or has the potential to) improve effectively one or more of the following: student learning, civic engagement, expertise in discipline, or leadership.
Ideally, this evidence will be supported by:
A review of research from educational literature (with at least three references).
A description of the presenters' own applied or empirical research (i.e. active research). Research or work in progress will be acceptable.
Optional: Artifacts, if available, that support the presenters' applied or empirical research (e.g. student survey data, pre- and post-test data, articles, video demonstrations of a technique, authored articles, etc.). These artifacts will not count toward the 500 word maximum for the abstract.
Submit Your Proposal (Two Steps)
Complete the one-page online proposal form, which includes the following fields: presentation title, abstract (as described under Proposal Requirements above), as well as the names, titles, departments, contact information, and brief bios for all presenters.
Email any additional artifacts that support the presenters' applied or empirical research (e.g. student survey data, pre- and post-test data, articles, video demonstrations of a technique, authored articles, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org.