Call for Proposals for Celebrating College Teaching Conference

Faculty are invited to submit proposals for 22nd annual Kent State conference

Now in its 22nd year, the Kent State University Celebrating College Teaching Conference focuses on the four pillars of the undergraduate curriculum - engagement, knowledge, insight and responsibility.  The University Teaching Council has extended an open call for proposals for faculty members to present on a topic aligning with one of the University Strategic Plan and Initiatives. The conference will feature professional development workshops, speakers and demonstrations designed to encourage campus conversations and the discussion of various issues.  The deadline for abstracts is July 1, 2015.

  • Note: This is an open call, but if you received funding from the University Teaching Council, you are obligated to submit an abstract and present your work.

The Celebrating College Teaching Conference will be held October 22-23, 2015. This year the conference committee will be using a conference organization feature hosted by Digital Commons @ Kent State University Libraries. Having this and future conferences in the Digital Commons system will allow participants to provide additional materials (if desired) and their conference presentations will be findable online! When you first enter the system you will create an account if you do not already have one. Once the account is created you will be able to submit your proposal. Additional information can be found on the University Teaching Council website.

Submission divisions
  • Refereed Roundtables - October 23, 2015 - Morning session: 9-10:30am
    • Two 40-minute sessions per roundtable will be presented
      • Deliver 10-minute presentation of key concepts (no PowerPoint or formal lecturing)
      • Stimulate and encourage discussion among participants at the table for the remaining 30 minutes
      • Provide at least 20 copies of handouts (where appropriate) for guests at the table (must not be multi modal presentations unless printable)
  • Panel Presentations - October 23, 2015 - Morning session: 10:45am - 12:15pm
    • Two panels of three speakers will engage the audience
      • Present brief overview of the project - 12 minutes each, followed by Roundtable facilitated by each speaker
      • Stimulate and encourage discussion among participants for the remaining 45 minutes through Q&A session.
  • Poster Sessions - October 23, 2015 - Afternoon session: 1:15-3:15pm
    • Unlimited poster or display format to involve interaction among conference attendees
      • Present in any modality that is appropriate to suit content (multi modal presentations allowed)
      • Note: Support from the CTL is available to assist presenters with the design and layout of poster presentation.
Submission requirements
  • Indicate submission division (Roundtable, Panel, or Poster) and which of the FOUR PILLARS are referenced (If your choice cannot be honored, you will be asked to present in a different format)
  • Submit a clearly worded 100 to 150 word abstract describing the nature of the work as it pertains to this proposal. Include its applicability to teaching and how the authors will engage participants.
  • Include title (no more than 10 words), all authors and institutions
  • Proposal submissions will be peer-reviewed by a Celebrating College Teaching Conference ad-hoc committee.



POSTED: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 11:32am
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