Call for Proposals
ISSOTL 2012 Call for Proposals
We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the ISSOTL 2012 Conference
Abstract submission dates:
Submissions accepted: January 9-March 25, 2012
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2012
Participation confirmation due for all presentations: June 15, 2012
Abstract submission form: Click Here.
You are invited to join the 9th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, from October 24 to 27, 2012. International scholars and educators will come together to share recent work and to discuss how our collective efforts will transform the future of higher education.
Convened in the beautifully scenic, academically rich, and culturally diverse community of Hamilton, the conference will feature workshops facilitated by leading scholars in the field, distinguished international plenary speakers, panel presentations, individual paper and poster presentations, and ISSOTL’s signature Conference Commons for informal idea-sharing and networking. Please join us!
2012 Conference Theme: Research on Teaching and Learning: Integrating Practices
This theme encompasses several potential topics or threads, including (but not limited to):
- Integrating SOTL into institutional cultures
- Integrating student voices in the theory & practice of SOTL
- Integrating SOTL research results and classroom teaching practices
- Integrating diverse disciplinary approaches to teaching, learning & SOTL
- Integrating theory & practice in SOTL
- Integrating diverse, international perspectives on and practices of SOTL
- Integrating leadership, academic development & SOTL
- Integrating professional learning & Higher Education
For more information, please contact Beth Marquis (email@example.com)
Concurrent sessions will be organized by the conference threads to aid conference attendees in making informed decisions about which presentations to attend. During the electronic submission process, proposal authors will be asked to identify the thread most relevant for their presentation. For more information on each presentation format, please click on the relevant tab below.
Panel sessions are particularly appropriate for topics that benefit from multiple perspectives, including disciplinary, institutional, and national perspectives, connections, and tensions. The goal for panel presentations is to provide panelists and audience members the opportunity to exchange perspectives, engage in discussion, and learn from each other’s experiences.
- feature two to four presenters;
- may be organized, proposed, and chaired by one of the presenters or by someone not presenting;
- representing two or more countries are especially sought;
- will last 60 or 90 minutes, and include at least 20 minutes for discussion.
Panel proposals should be submitted by the panel organizer and must include the following:
- the title of the panel as a whole
- an abstract of the panel as a whole (between 750 and 1,000 words) that includes
- a description of the panel as a whole and/or the individual presentations (and titles) within the panel
- a designation of the session chair (one of the presenters or an additional person)
We invite proposals for single paper presentations on conference threads, especially presentations on completed SOTL projects. The goals of these sessions are to share knowledge and to encourage critical dialogue among conference participants.
Individual paper presentations:
- will last a maximum of 30 minutes each, including time for questions and discussion. The organization of each presentation should allow adequate time for discussion.
- will be grouped into sessions of two or three, with a total time of 60 (2 presenters) or 90 minutes (3 presenters). The final presenter in the series will chair the session.
Paper proposals should include the following:
- the title of the paper
- an abstract (up to 500 words) that
- addresses one or more of the conference threads
- in the case of SOTL inquiries, indicates the literatures, methods, evidence, and conclusions involved.
The conference committee sees poster presentations as a central component of the ISSOTL 2012 program and intends to integrate such work into the conference so that it has the greatest possible impact and exposure. We therefore especially invite proposals for poster presentations that take up important and timely topics, particularly those related to the conference threads. We are also encouraging student participation at ISSOTL 2012 and posters that provide both students’ and instructors’ perspectives on these threads are welcomed.
Poster presentations are an ideal format for sharing scholarly work that would benefit from interactive and collaborative discussion. The poster session is a well-attended event that is particularly useful for presenting emerging work and preliminary attempts at SOTL, but may also be an excellent means of engaging in detailed dialogue about completed projects. ISSOTL will provide the backing boards and other materials for displaying the posters.
- Will be displayed during the conference, and featured during a poster session and reception on Thursday, October 25. At least one author will be required to ‘attend’ the poster during this session in order to present and discuss the work with other conference delegates.
- Should not exceed 72 inches wide by 42 inches tall. Additional practical details for poster presenters will be posted on this site (at: http://issotl12.com/poster-presentations/) during September 2012.
- Will be included (with the author(s)’ permission) in an electronic archive that will be available from the conference website after the event. This electronic ‘poster gallery’ will enable conference delegates and others to return to and continue conversations about the posters well after the conference is over. Further information and technical requirements for this electronic poster archive will be made available to accepted poster presenters in September 2012.
Poster proposals should include the following:
- the title of the poster
- an abstract (up to 500 words) that includes
- the focus of the inquiry or program
- the way(s) in which it contributes to current SOTL conversations
- the poster’s connections to the conference theme and/or threads
Workshops are interactive sessions (not presentations) that teach, develop, and explore questions, literatures, methods, theories, possibilities, and solutions. Workshops may or may not address the conference themes.
- will be 3 hours in length
- will be included in the pre-conference sessions on Wednesday, October 24.
Workshop proposals should include the following:
- a title of the workshop
- an abstract (up to 500 words) that includes
- the names of the workshop facilitator(s)
- the facilitators’ relevant experience for this workshop
- the learning goals and outcomes for the workshop
- plans for participants’ engagement
Proposals will be accepted online beginning January 9, 2012, and until March 25, 2012, at the link provided below.
- Proposal notifications: May 15, 2012
- Participation confirmation due for all presentations: June 15, 2012
Each proposal will be reviewed by three reviewers, who will come from different countries wherever possible. The proposals will be given one of the following ratings: Accept, Accept with minor revisions, or Decline. Where only minor revisions are required, you will have the opportunity to revise and resubmit. The reviewers’ decision will be final.
All proposals should be in accordance with local policies for research involving human subjects.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR REVIEW OF PROPOSALS
- Questions and Rationale
- What important question(s) related to SOTL, the conference theme, and/or the conference threads do you identify?
- How do you demonstrate an understanding of the SOTL issues and/or existing scholarship in the field?
- What theories/methods/frameworks/models are you using, and why?
- What evidence and/or findings do you report?
- How does your work contribute to the understanding or practice of SOTL?
- Reflective Critique
- What critical/reflective evaluation of your work do you offer?
- Audience Engagement, especially for workshops
- What opportunities do you plan for active audience engagement throughout your session?
To submit your proposal, please complete the submission form at the following link: