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Monday, June 13, 2011

Call for Proposals: 4th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy. Due October 2

Proposals are sought for sessions focused on effective instructional practices and research aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning in higher education. Three types of conference sessions are offered: Research Sessions, Practice Sessions, and Poster Sessions.

Session Types

Concurrent Sessions: Concurrent sessions provide the presenter with the opportunity to engage participants in either the research or practice of the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Research Sessions: 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. More details »
Practice Sessions: 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. More details »
Please Note: There will be a limited number of Concurrent Sessions, thus some authors who submit for a Concurrent Session may be asked to present as a Poster Session instead.
Poster Sessions: Poster sessions allow for the discussion of scholarly research and/or practice addressing higher education pedagogy with conference participants in an informal scholarly environment. Posters will be assigned to one 90-minute poster session. More details »

Important Dates

Proposals DueOctober 2, 2011
Notification of AcceptanceOctober 17, 2011
Registration DeadlineJanuary 15, 2012
Conference DateFebruary 8-10, 2012

Potential Topics

The conference proceedings from 2009-11 are available online and give a sense of the variety of topics and disciplines that have been featured at the conference.
Session topics may address any of a wide range of aspects of higher education pedagogy and the investigation, understanding, and improvement of higher education teaching and learning. Proposals may be focused on a specific domain (e.g., English, Business, Engineering) or may be interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary or multidisciplinary. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Assessing Student Learning
  • Employing Innovative Pedagogy
  • Teaching for Individual Differences
  • Implementing Effective Strategies
  • Designing Effective Instruction
  • Integrating Technology Effectively
  • Creating Domain Specific Pedagogy (e.g., English, chemistry, engineering, history, art, wildlife science)
  • Funding and Publishing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Submit a Proposal

Proposals for either Concurrent Sessions or Poster Sessions must be submitted online following the provided template formats and adhering to APA guidelines. Two-page papers will be submitted for research or practice sessions and abstracts only for poster proposals.

Register for the Conference

Authors who plan to attend the conference must also register for the conference. There is no registration fee or cost to attend the conference. We believe that budgetary reductions of travel money and professional development funds should not be a barrier to increased instructional effectiveness and improved student learning.

Conference Proceedings

All conference proposals — research, practice and poster — will be published both as a hard copy and electronic (PDF) conference proceedings. Two-page papers will be published for accepted research and practice sessions, and abstracts will be published for accepted poster sessions. Those authors who elect not be included in the proceedings may opt out.

Contact Information:

Cortney MartinLauren Bryant
109 Hillcrest Hall122 Hillcrest Hall
(540) 230-9366(540) 231-6823

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