Call for Proposals
Teacher-Scholar Forum at MSU Denver
Auraria Campus, February 22, 2013
8:30am to 4:30pm
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The goal of the Teacher-Scholar Forum at MSU Denver is to bring together faculty from institutions of higher education throughout the Denver and Front Range regions to share knowledge pertinent to advancing scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).
We invite you to be part of the Teacher-Scholar Forum at MSU Denver by submitting a proposal that advances the conference goal. Topics suitable for the Teacher-Scholar Forum may include, but are not limited, to:
- Assessment of learning (e.g. classroom assessment techniques, “just-in-time teaching” practices, providing efficient and effective feedback, course assessment, program assessment)
- Course design (e.g. blended learning, supplemental instruction, hybrid and online platform delivery, co-teaching)
- Pedagogy (e.g. active learning, critical thinking skills, student engagement, teaching with rigor/vigor)
- High-impact instructional practices (e.g. service learning, undergraduate research, study abroad, learning communities)
- Collaborative or cooperative learning (e.g. peer-instruction, problem-based learning)
- Science, Technology, Engineering, Math: STEM education
- Teaching inclusively (e.g. Universal Design for Learning, diversity in the classroom)
- Revitalizing/maintaining balance within the faculty career
Three formats of presentation will be included in the program:
- Workshops (1 hour)—Brief presentations by an individual or panel combined with ample participant interaction.
- Research presentations (20 minutes)—An opportunity to disseminate SoTL research findings. Presentations will be limited to 12 to 15 minutes followed by discussion. Research presentations will be grouped to take place in hour-long sessions.
- SoTL Poster presentations (lunchtime poster session)—An ideal format to interact and generate discussion with a viewing audience. SoTL posters can present projects at any stage of the inquiry process. Poster boards (36” x 48”) and easels will be provided.
Proposals should include the following in a single Word document (.doc or .dox) emailed to Liz Gettings at firstname.lastname@example.org on or prior to November 9, 2012.
- Contact information (Name, institution, department, email address and phone number) of all proposed session participants
- Session title (no more than 10 words) (this will be used in the program as written)
- Session abstract (no more than 100 words) (this will be used in the program as written)
- Please indicate the type of session best suited for your proposal:
- Research presentation
- Session description (no more than 500 words) in which you:
- Provide a conceptual framework for your work, which can include a theoretical or empirical basis, goals, implementation, research findings, and assessment.
- State expected outcomes for session participants.
- For workshop proposals: Outline the session activities and your plan for interaction.
- References (no more than 150 words): Strong proposals cite relevant (both canonical and current) literature. You do not need to remove your name if you authored one or more of the references; however, if you refer to the text in the description above, do not state that you are the author.
Double-blind reviews will be conducted by experts knowledgeable in scholarly approaches to and scholarship of teaching and learning.
The criteria for proposal selection will include:
Criteria for all proposals:
Additional criterion for workshop proposals:
The Program Planning Committee expects to communicate the outcome of its review and selection process during the week of December 3, 2012
- Community College of Denver Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)
- Regis University Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
- United States Air Force Academy Center for Educational Excellence
- University of Colorado Denver Center for Faculty Development
- University of Colorado Boulder Graduate Teacher Program
- University of Denver Office of Teaching and Learning