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Call for Proposals

Poster Sessions

Session Description: Poster sessions allow for the discussion of scholarly research and/or practice addressing higher education pedagogy with conference participants in an informal scholarly environment. Each of the two poster sessions will be 90-minutes in length and include approximately 60-80 posters. Each poster will be assigned to one of the two poster sessions.

Submission Format: Poster session proposals are limited to an abstract only with the following information:

  1. Title
  2. Author(s) name, Institution
  3. Abstract (max of 1850 characters, approximately 250-300 words) that briefly address the following topics:
    • Literature Review
    • Description of pedagogical practice (Practice)
    • Methodology, Analysis, and Results (Research)
    • Discussion

Selection Criteria: Poster session proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Is the title accurate, broadly descriptive, and inviting (e.g. Evaluating Learning through Concept Maps rather than the more exclusionary Using Concept Maps in Freshman Biology at a Rural Summer Institute)? Do not use instititution names (e.g., at Southwestern University) or academic domains (e.g., in Freshman Chemistry) in your title.
  2. Is the work grounded in a larger body of theory or research?
  3. Is the description of the practice or research approach clear?
  4. Is the practice or approach generalized to other fields and disciplines?
  5. Is the abstract well written? Does it follow APA format (for citations and references)?



Poster Preparation:


Posters Printed for Free
The Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER) at Virginia Tech extends an offer to print posters for presenters, free of charge, then transport and hang them at the conference venue.
Posters must be uploaded to the Free Poster Printing site by February 5th.