Call for Proposals

The application process for the 2020 conference now open.

Submit a proposal for the 2020 Conference on College Teaching

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.

This call for proposals is for the annual Celebrating College Teaching Conference. Proposals will be considered in the following formats, but due to the limited number of roundtable spaces, authors may be asked to present in an alternate format.  All proposals must align with the Mission and Vision of the Strategic Roadmap for a Distinctive Kent State:


To be a community of change agents whose collective commitment to learning sparks epic thinking, meaningful voice and invaluable outcomes to better our society.


We transform lives and communities through the power of discovery, learning and creative expression in an inclusive environment.

Submission Divisions:

Refereed Roundtables

All refereed roundtables will be presented as a 40 minute session, with 10-minute presentation of key concepts followed by 30 minutes of discussion.  Presentations should not be formal lectures and there will be no multi-modal capabilities. 

New Format Options

  • Option 1: Deliver a single 10 minute presentation of key concepts followed by  30 minute discussion.  Presenter will have the option to visit other roundtable sessions.
  • Option 2: Deliver two roundtable presentations using the same format as in Option 1 with a repeat of the same presentation and discussion during the second rotation.  Note: You will not be able to attend any other roundtable sessions.
  • Presenters are asked to provide handouts for at least 10 roundtable guests per 40 minute session
  • Must not be multi-modal presentations, unless printable

Poster Sessions -

Unlimited poster or display format (including video) to involve interaction among conference attendees.

  • Present in any modality that is appropriate to suit content (multi-modal presentations including video are allowed).
  • You are REQUIRED to stay the entire poster session if presenting
  • All poster presenters are asked to provide a one-page summary as a handout for attendees.

For poster presentation examples visit Poster Session through Kent State University Libraries.

Submission Requirements - Please note:

  • Indicate submission division (Roundtable or Poster)
           (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 addresses of all authors.


Proposal submissions will be peer-reviewed by a Celebrating College Teaching Conference ad-hoc committee

If you have questions, please contact conference co-chairs: Vic Perera at or Jim Seelye at