Centre for Teaching and Learning

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 blind review committee. Submitters will be notified by April 3 of their acceptance. You may be asked to revise and resubmit your proposal before a final decision is made.

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

Scholarly Teaching Strategy Presentations
  • Goals. Are the presentation's goals clear and valuable?
  • Content. Does the proposal describe and/or demonstrate innovative teaching, learning, or assessment strategies appropriate to the teaching context and goals?
  • Relevant literature. Does the proposal describe current best practices or research in this area?
  • Relevance. Is the proposal relevant to a broad UofA audience? 
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Presentations
  • Goals. Are the presentation's goals clear and valuable?
  • Content. Does the proposal describe systematic efforts to study or evaluate the effectiveness of a teaching, learning, or assessment strategy?
  • Relevant literature. Is the proposal supported with relevant literature?
  • Relevance. Is the proposal relevant to a broad UofA audience?
Teaching and Learning Poster Presentations
  • Goals. Are the presentation's goals clear and valuable?
  • 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?
Teaching and Learning Workshops
  • Goals. Are the presentation’s goals clear and valuable?
  • Content. Does the proposal describe a teaching, learning, or assessment strategy as well as advice for implementation?
  • Engagement. Does this proposal clearly articulate a plan for audience engagement?
  • Relevance. Is the proposal relevant to a broad UofA audience?
Student Learning Presentations
  • Goals. Are the presentation’s goals clear and valuable?
  • Content. Does the proposal describe a product of learning?
  • Relevance. Does the proposal include a reflection on the teaching and assessment strategies which supported their learning?

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 proponents.

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