2016 Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Learning In and Across Disciplines
Nov 10-12, 2016
Call For Proposals (CFP)
Proposal submission has ended.
The theme of this year’s Symposium ‘Learning in and Across Disciplines’.
- Participants at previous Symposia have told us how much they value the connections they make across roles, disciplines, and institutions. We encourage presentations that demonstrate collaborations with students, with other instructors and among multiple disciplines and contexts.
The Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is a practitioners’ conference dedicated to developing teaching and learning research, sharing initial findings, going public with results of completed projects, and building an extended scholarly community. In its 7th year, the conference draws together faculty, students, educational developers, and administrators interested in the systematic inquiry of teaching and learning. This year’s conference opens with a reception and keynote presentation by Dr. David Pace, and will provide a wide variety of plenary and concurrent presentations, and a dedicated poster session. We invite proposals that match one of the conference tracks (see below) from individuals or teams of scholars for the following formats:
- Oral presentations (40 minutes including time for questions)
- Workshops (3-hour pre-conference workshops);
- Poster presentations
Proposals are encouraged from students, faculty, administrators, or community members committed to the systematic scholarly inquiry into aspects of teaching and learning in a higher education setting.
Scholarship must be at the centre of all proposals submitted. Proposals that focus on course or program design or ‘how to’ strategies must describe how this topic will advance SoTL knowledge and/or practice.
The conference tracks are:
- Research on teaching and learning – presentations on active or completed SoTL projects
- Involving undergraduate students in SoTL – presentations on best practices or example projects where undergraduate students are acting as co-researchers
- Teaching and learning with technology – presentations on the utility and impact of technology for teaching and learning
- Collaborating beyond the single classroom – presentations on multi-class, interdisciplinary, or cross-institutional projects
- Methodologies and innovative approaches to data gathering and analysis – presentations providing a ‘how to’ introduction to specific research methods and theoretical frameworks
- Calls for collaboration, triangulation, and development (poster session only) – poster presentations that share early-stage research questions with the objective of establishing connections with like-minded researchers
The submission form requires the following information:
- names, titles and affiliations of presenters
- a title,
- a 500-word abstract for the conference program;
- research presentations should specifically describe sources of evidence and analysis
- for blind review, ensure that no identifying information is included in the body of the abstract
- a select bibliography of literature supporting the work (up to 4 references)
- preferred presentation format and conference track
Posters must be no larger than 3’x4’ and will be displayed on portable easels during the conference. There will be a dedicated poster session on Friday afternoon, during which presenters can discuss their posters with participants.
Presenters must register for the conference and are responsible for their own conference fees, travel, and lodging.
For additional information please contact the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University: email@example.com or 403.440.5503.