Celebrating College Teaching: Call for Abstracts
The 22nd annual Kent State University Celebrating College Teaching Conference is scheduled for Oct. 22 and 23 and will focus on the Four Pillars of the undergraduate curriculum:
The University Teaching Council extends an open call for proposals for faculty members to present on a topic that aligns with one of the University’s Strategic Plan and Initiatives that include, but are not limited to, those that are part of the Four Pillars.
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 conference will feature professional development workshops, speakers and demonstrations designed to encourage campus conversations and the discussion of various issues.
The conference committee will use a conference organization feature hosted by Digital Commons@Kent State University Libraries (http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/). This allows participants to provide additional materials (if desired) and their conference presentations will then be found online.*
Refereed Roundtables – October 23 – Morning Session from 9-10:30 a.m.
Two 40-minute sessions per Roundtable will be presented
- Deliver 10-mnute 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 multimodal presentations, unless printable.)
Panel Presentations – October 23 – Morning Session from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
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 – Afternoon Session from 1:15-3:15 p.m.
Unlimited poster or display format to involve interaction among conference attendees.
- Present in any modality that is appropriate to suit content (multimodal presentations allowed).
- Note: Support from the Center for Teaching and Learning is available to assist presenters with the design and layout of poster presentation.
- 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.
- Include address, phone number and email address for all authors.
All submissions must be sent to http://bit.ly/UTCCProposals
Proposal submissions will be peer-reviewed by a Celebrating College Teaching Conference ad-hoc committee.
If you have questions, please contact: Kimberly S. Peer, Ed.D., Conference Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*When you first enter the Digital Commons system, you will need to create an account if you do not already have one. Once the account is created, you will be able to submit your proposal. The system can be found at http://digitalcommons.kent.edu. Additional information can be found on the University Teaching Council website at https://www.kent.edu/utc.