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TSSS Call for Proposals


Date: TBA
Place: Student Success Center
Time: TBA
Includes lunch and reception

The Teaching for Student Success Symposium has enjoyed two successful years and we are hoping to open up the call for proposals for a third year in the future.  If you are interested in submitting a proposal to a future symposium, please read the instructions for authors below:

Instructions for Authors

Abstracts/proposals will be prepared as word documents.

Please indicate a theme for your proposal. Themes include:

  1. Active Learning Practices and Pedagogy
  2. Reducing the Achievement Gap for Underprepared, Underrepresented or Low Income Students
  3. Teaching Innovation or Diversity in Teaching Awards (past recipients)
  4. Scholarship of Teaching
  5. Other (e.g., the proposal is outside of the above themes)

Abstracts Submission:

  • Abstracts must be in narrative form, limited to 300 words.
  • There should be no identifying information within the body of the abstract. Identifying information should be placed above the body of the abstract, and include name and department of each author; the presenting author in bold, and student authors indicated with an asterisk.
  • In your submission, indicate preference for poster or roundtable. Space is limited, we are accepting up to 30 posters and 6 roundtables.
  • Roundtables are 20 minutes each. The presenter should limit remarks to 5 minutes, designed to generate 15 minutes of Q&A and discussion.

Both ongoing and completed projects may be submitted. There will be two types of submissions:

  1. Education Research. Abstracts should represent formal research designed to add to the body of knowledge of educational research. Information submitted should use the following headings:

    Background Information/Introduction: Clearly stated and supportive of the significance of the research purpose/question.

    Purpose/Research Questions – Clearly stated.

    Methods: Research design, sample, setting, data collection, and data analysis methods are identified and appropriate for the research purpose/question.

    Results: Sample description, data analysis and study results reflect the research purpose/question. If ongoing project, describe preliminary or anticipated results.

    ​Conclusion and Implications: Relevant conclusions and implications for educational research are provided based on the study results.
  2. Teaching Innovation. Presentations should describe innovative programs with clearly identified learning objectives that offer insightful and creative solutions. Information presented should use the following headings:

    Education Problem and Purpose: Clearly stated, defines the need that the educational program is based on, defines the purpose of the educational program, and identifies the impact on students.

    Objectives and Content: Clearly indicates content for the educational program, and how the content for the program is linked to the program objectives.

    Teaching Strategies: The strategies, materials, and resources used for education are clearly identified and linked to evidenced based practice and teaching strategies are based on an educational or learning theory.

    Evaluation of Learning Objectives: Clearly identify the method of evaluation, and method of evaluation is appropriate for the learning objectives.

The deadline to submit a proposal is will be announced.  Please stay tuned for more details.

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