Conference on Teaching and Learning

Call for Proposals

Specifications and Criteria for Various Presentation Types Joint 2019 Process Educators’ and South Alabama Conference on Teaching and Learning

To submit click Here: https://southalabama.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1778135 

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

All proposals must be submitted through the conference submission portal and will include:

  • Author details
  • Type of presentation (Symposia, Workshop- Practitioner Oriented, Workshop- Scholarship Oriented, Poster, Research Paper)
  • Mode of delivery (Face-to-Face, online)
  • Title of presentation
  • Abstract/Description of the Submission (100-150 words)
  • Participant Outcomes
  • Topic Area (Universal Design, Online Technology, Learner Empowerment, Collaborative Learning, Innovations in Learning, Curriculum Design)

 Evaluation criteria for all submissions include:

  • Topic impacts Scholarship of Teaching and Learning or educational practices
  • Topic aligns and supports the conference themes/goals

  

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR EACH SUBMISSION TYPE:

SYMPOSIA

As an innovation in 2019, the Conference will offer a 90-minute venue for a group to come together and design a symposium to address an aspect of Reaching all Learners: Universal Design and Engagement.  These sessions will take place on the final day of the Conference and should assist in bringing closure to the conference experience.

Submission materials should include:

  • 100-150 word abstract
  • description of learning outcomes
  • description of the forum in which the Symposium will occur
  • profile lead and supporting personnel involved in the Symposium
  • list of transformational outcomes envisioned for the Symposium
  • schedule of Symposium activities
  • *Upload to the submission portal in a single pdf.

Additional criteria for symposia:

  • Focus on a particular educational practice with multiple perspectives
  • Effective closure for conference participants
  • Supports ongoing efforts by the Academy or challenges the Academy to expand its mission
  • Expertise of the Symposium team
     

 

WORKSHOP- PRACTITIONER ORIENTED

Organizers are looking for 90 minute professional development workshops that model transformational learning of teaching/learning practices.  Workshops should be able accommodate up to fifty participants in a room with six to eight participants per table.  Workshop proposals need to articulate transformational learning outcomes and model the practices being conveyed.

Submitted materials should include:

  • 100-150 word abstract of the workshop
  • transformational learning outcomes
  • facilitation plan for the workshop
  • description of previous experience doing faculty development
  • *Upload to the submission portal in a single pdf.

Additional evaluation criteria for practitioner workshops:

  • Workshop outcomes are specified and can be met within time available
  • Innovative practices and techniques are clearly articulated
  • Facilitation plan should include sufficient documentation on how this workshop can be replicated by others
  • Prior experience of the workshop facilitator(s) in doing faculty development
     

 WORKSHOP- SCHOLARSHIP ORIENTED

Scholarship-oriented workshops are intended to stimulate a research mindset across all Academy members and to expand Academy research program. Workshops will be offered for up to fifty participants in a room that can accommodate six to eight participants per table.  Submitted proposals for these workshops need to articulate what type of research activity the participants will be doing.
Submitted materials should include:

  • 100-150 word abstract
  • description of learning outcomes
  • one page description of the research program that the workshop activity supports
  • bibliography of literature that is leveraged in the workshop
  • outline of research activity, including inquiry questions to be investigated
  • description of opportunities for collaboration that could come out of this research activity
  • *Upload to the submission portal in a single pdf.

Additional evaluation criteria for scholarship-oriented workshops

  • Research activity is scoped appropriately for 90 minutes
  • Meaningful results or enhanced research practice by participants
  • Participants will realize new scholarship opportunities
  • Workshop results that align with Academy research program


POSTER

The Poster Sessions at the Process Education Conference are a venue for sharing specific innovations that apply certain principles of Process Education. Clearly identify your innovation, scholarship, work in progress, or institutional change to ensure it fits into the context of Process Education and the conference theme. You can prepare handouts or other resources for participants who visit your poster.

 

Submitted materials should include:

  • 100-150 word abstract
  • description of learning outcomes

 

Additional criteria for posters:

  • Shares innovation, scholarship, work in progress, or institutional change that attracts participant interest and stimulates lively discussion
  • Added value to the participants
  • Relevance to conference theme
  • Quality of the design of the poster
  • Evidence of impact

 

RESEARCH PAPER

Submitted manuscripts, which need to address issues relevant to educational practices in a process education environment, must include the following elements:  (Max length limited to 4,000 words, 7 pages)

  • 100-150 word abstract (which can replicate the description of the presentation)
  • Introduction section describing motivation, inquiry questions, and context for the work
  • Main body of the manuscript, divided into appropriate sections, where all figures and tables are in grayscale and
  • embedded within the manuscript
  • Conclusion or summary section following the main body
  • List of references in APA format
  • As appropriate, acknowledgments, appendices, and a glossary of words/symbols
     

Additional evaluation criteria for papers:

  • Presentation Quality: clear, concise, self-contained, and follows guidelines
  • Professional Scholarship: thesis, grounded in previous scholarship, evidence and significant findings
  • *Upload to the submission portal in a single pdf.