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Call for Proposals

Practice Sessions

Session Description: Practice sessions are focused on sharing, modeling, and discussing higher education teaching and learning, while allowing for interaction with and among session participants. These sessions should go beyond simply "how to" to include "why to." Practice sessions are 50 minutes in length.

Submission Format: Practice session proposals must include the following sections:

  1. Title
  2. Author(s) name, Institution
  3. Abstract (max of 1850 characters, approximately 250-300 words)
  4. Literature Review (max of 1850 characters, approximately 250-300 words)
  5. Goals and objectives for the practice session (i.e., what should the participants know or be able to do after the session?; max of 1850 characters, approximately 250-300 words)
  6. Description of practice to be exemplified (max of 1850 characters, approximately 250-300 words)
  7. Participant Interactivity (i.e., how you will engage participants in your session; max of 1850 characters, approximately 250-300 words)

Selection Criteria: Practice 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. Does the proposed practice incorporate a scholarly and innovative approach to teaching and learning?
  3. Is the practice grounded in literature and/or data and evidence?
  4. Are the session goals and objectives achievable?
  5. Is the description of the practice clear?
  6. Is there an interactive component to the session?
  7. Is the take-home message clearly provided in a way that can be generalized to various fields and disciplines?
  8. Is the proposal well written? Does it follow APA format (for any references)?