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Call for Proposals

Research Sessions

Session Description: Research sessions are designed to inform participants of the design, implementation, and results of empirical research focused on teaching and learning in higher education. Research session presentations are 25 minutes in length.

Submission Format: Research session proposals (quantitative or qualitative) should 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. Methodology (max of 1850 characters, approximately 250-300 words)
  6. Data Analysis and Results (max of 1850 characters, approximately 250-300 words)
  7. Discussion/Conclusion (max of 1850 characters, approximately 250-300 words)

Selection Criteria: Research 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 work represent a completed phase of research with results and conclusions?
  3. Does it report data or evidence, whether quantitative or qualitative?
  4. Is the research a scholarly inquiry of teaching and/or learning?
  5. Does the proposal demonstrate an appropriate knowledge of the literature?
  6. Are the research methods (e.g., design, methodology, analyses) appropriate?
  7. Are the conclusions well supported?
  8. Does the work explain how the reader might apply the findings to his or her own teaching?
  9. Is the proposal well written? Does it follow APA format (for any citations and references)?