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2013 Call for Proposals

SoTL Academy 2013 Concurrent Session Proposals

Submission deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013

Three different formats of concurrent sessions can be proposed:

Presentations (60 min.)

Classroom setting with primary speaker or team of speakers presenting on formal quantitative and or qualitative research at any stage of effort. Presentations should focus on research questions, literature reviewed, relevance to the scholarship of teaching and learning, IRB processes, method and findings. Presenters may be at any stage of research, but the emphasis should be on the primary purpose of the research project.

Workshops (60 min.)

Opportunities to present best practices or emerging ideas in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Workshops provide participants opportunities to engage in intensive group discussion and/or hands-on activities.

Roundtables (45 min.)

Informal, yet structured and facilitated discussions among colleagues with common interests. While the roundtables may focus on a research project, the emphasis of the discussions should be on gathering input and feedback from colleagues. Common strategies for effective roundtables include emerging ideas, discussions about various research methods, refining research questions and opportunities for collaboration to link existing research and practice to future work.

Proposals are blind-reviewed by a team of faculty from collaborating institutions, using the following criteria:

  • Proposal Quality: The written proposal is clear, complete, and well-organized.
  • Importance: The proposed session offers important results, creative or innovative practice, or an opportunity to enhance insights on a relevant or timely topic or issue.
  • Contribution to the Field: The proposed session offers the ability to contribute to improved practice and is generalizable to other institutions or disciplines.
  • Relevance to Conference Theme: The proposal represents work or addresses a topic or issue related to the conference theme.

As you develop your proposal, we suggest that you create a draft in a document so that the content can be cut and pasted into the online submission form. The elements of the proposal are:

  • Name, institution, department, and contact information for you and any co-presenters
  • Session title
  • Session format (Presentation, Workshop, or Roundtable)
  • Session abstract (100 word limit, suitable for the conference program)
  • Session description (500 word limit, elaborate on the content of your session)
  • Expected outcomes for session participants
  • How the session addresses the conference theme