Call for Proposals

Submissions have now closed and decision notifications have been sent. Authors, please check your email and confirm your participation no later than July 9, 2021.

We thank our panel of anonymous reviewers who contributed their expertise to the selection of peer-reviewed conference sessions. Below is archived information from the 2021 Call for Proposals:

Our virtual format for 2021 will differ a bit from past in-person programs. We invite you to submit proposals for this year’s virtual conference in two formats - SoTL Briefs and Innovative Teaching Talk sessions.

All proposals should focus on teaching and/or student learning in higher education and should address how pedagogy developed in the context of one discipline can be adapted to other disciplines. Only proposals aimed at higher education audiences are eligible for this conference. 
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Proposal Notifications: 
Friday, May 28, 2021 


SoTL Briefs

SoTL Briefs are appropriate for sharing the findings of traditional SoTL studies or syntheses of current research on a topic appropriate for a SoTL audience. Proposals must include information about the study design, rationale, methodology, and findings. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method research designs are welcomed. Studies can be multidisciplinary or focus on a single discipline; those that focus on a single discipline should include ways the findings can be adapted to other disciplinary contexts. Twenty minutes will be allotted for each SoTL Brief, followed by five minutes of questions. SoTL Briefs will be paired in bundles of two to be delivered during a 50-minute concurrent session. 

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Innovative Teaching Talks 

Teaching Talk sessions provide presenters a chance to share an innovative teaching idea or classroom experience that has not yet been subjected to formal study. Grouped with other similar sessions, these 10-minute “lightning talks” will allow attendees to walk away with a variety of new ideas that they can immediately implement in their classrooms. This format is ideal for those who have a great teaching idea to share but who have not collected and analyzed data in a formal way. Innovative Teaching Tips sessions will be bundled in groups of four to be delivered during a 50-minute concurrent session.

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