Presentation Proposals

Submission Process

All submissions are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018 and will go through a blind, peer review process.

See Review Criteria

All submissions must be made online, following the guidelines listed below. Notices of acceptance will be sent via email. Please be aware that the Adjudication Committee reserves the right to select the final presentation format in order to meet the needs of conference planning.

Application Requirements

Submissions should be between 300-500 words and must include:

  • A title
  • A brief description of your teaching and learning context and goals
  • Your teaching, learning, or research strategy
  • A brief description of current best practices or research in this area
  • A brief description of any evidence that supports the effectiveness of the strategy in your context and why it might be useful for others
  • Up to 4 references

If you would like feedback before submitting a proposal for the Festival of Teaching and Learning, request a consultation from CTL.

Please also indicate session theme and format.

Theme Options

Session topics should fit within in one of four over-arching presentation themes, as illustrated below:

  • Student Learning (e.g. Learning processes, structuring content, learning outcomes, models of assessment)
  • Student Engagement (e.g. Motivation, active learning, use of technology, indigenous pedagogies, creating community in the classroom)
  • Supportive learning environments (e.g. Inclusion and accessibility, open educational resources, teaching practices to support student mental health, supporting and assessing teaching)
  • Experiential Learning (e.g. Field experience, community service learning, etc.)

*Examples are intended to be illustrative, not exhaustive. For sessions which touch on themes outside of the ones listed or on multiple themes, choose the one that is the best fit.

Regardless of theme, sessions must fit into one of the following three formats:

Oral Presentation (Allotted Time: 30 minutes)
Sessions should be planned to fill 20 minutes, with 10 minutes set aside for questions. These presentations can be either lecture based or styled on a short, interactive workshop. Presentations should focus on improving or studying teaching and learning.

Poster Presentation (Allotted Time: 60 minutes)
Poster Presentations should visually display and promote the improvement or study of teaching and learning. Posters should be able to spark an informal dialogue between the author(s) and their peers. In addition to the display, at least one author must be present for the session.

Roundtable Session (Allotted Time: 60 minutes)
Roundtable sessions allow maximum interaction among presenters and with attendees (10 minutes presentation followed by 50 minutes discussion). Each table will have three to five presenters of accepted papers clustered around shared interests, and a designated Chair knowledgeable about the topic, to facilitate interaction and participation. Each roundtable session is scheduled for a 50-minute time slot. If you are interested in having your presentation or poster proposal considered for a roundtable session, please indicate so on the proposal submission form.

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