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 Talk sessions will be bundled in groups of four to be delivered during a 50-minute concurrent session.

Please anonymize the proposal text to the greatest possible extent to allow blind review. The abstract will be shared in the final program and should provide enough description to help participants determine whether and how your session will benefit them. In the session description, please include any additional information for session reviewers (for example, a description of materials or resources that will be shared with session participants). 

A panel of anonymous reviewers will review each proposal to provide recommendations to the conference chair. Because there is limited space in the program, the proposal process is competitive. Reviewers will assess each Innovative Teaching Talk proposal based on the following questions: 

  • Does the proposal focus on teaching and/or student learning in higher education? 
  • Does the proposal describe a new or noteworthy teaching idea appropriate for the higher education classroom? 
  • Does the proposal adequately explain how the teaching idea might be adapted to other disciplines or settings? 
  • Is the proposal clearly articulated?  


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