Events

Proposal Review Criteria

From the CFP:
Proposals are encouraged from faculty, students, administrators, and community members who are wanting to share their experiences, best practices, and research results related to understanding and improving teaching and learning at the University of Alberta. We encourage presenters to be explicit about ways their experiences and findings will be of interest to a broad, multidisciplinary audience of teachers and learners.

Review Process
Each proposal will be reviewed by at least two members of a blinded review committee. The committee reserves the right to request revisions and resubmission before final decisions are made.  Results will be released by April 3.

Review Criteria
Reviewers will use the following questions to guide their review of proposals:

Oral Presentations (20 minute presentation, with 10 minutes set aside for questions) – examples may include Scholarly Teaching Strategy, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning presentations, Teaching and Learning Workshops or Student Learning Presentations

  • Learning outcomes. Are the learning outcomes clear?
  • Content. Does the proposal describe and/or demonstrate innovative teaching, learning, or assessment strategies appropriate to the teaching context and goals? If relevant, does the proposal describe systematic efforts to study or evaluate the effectiveness of a teaching, learning, or assessment strategy?
  • Relevant literature. Does the proposal describe current best practices or research in this area?
  • Relevance. Is the proposal relevant to a broad UofA audience?

Poster Presentation (60 minutes)

  • Content. Does the proposal describe and/or demonstrate innovative teaching, learning, or assessment strategies appropriate to the teaching context and goals?
  • Relevance. Is the proposal relevant to a broad UofA audience?

Roundtable Session (10 minute presentation followed by 50 minutes discussion) – At a round table, participants with similar proposals will be seated together and present their topics for discussion.

  • Content. Does the proposal discuss innovative teaching, learning, or assessment strategies appropriate to the teaching context and outcomes? If relevant, does the proposal describe systematic efforts to study or evaluate the effectiveness of a teaching, learning, or assessment strategy?
  • Engagement. Does this proposal clearly articulate a plan for engaging others at the table?
  • Relevance. Is the proposal relevant to other faculty members?

We encourage reviewers to provide constructive comments intended to help proponents improve their submissions if they do not meet one of the criteria. Please note that any text included in the comments section will be shared with the applicants.

If you have any questions, please contact the Festival Planning Committee at ctl@ualberta.ca.