Share your passion for teaching, learning, assessment, and providing a quality student experience. We are looking for engaging, informative, and all around terrific presentations on research, best practices, insightful teaching and learning experiences, or innovative assessment methods that speak to academic quality as a driver of assessment.
Submit a proposal - be part of our robust program.
The audience level is determined by the person(s) designing the presentation. The determination is based on the amount and level of information as well as the pace at which the information will be presented.
Beginner Sessions have the following criteria:
- For individuals with limited or no prior knowledge or experience
- Helps individuals learn about assessment
- For individuals new to the field, just learning or starting out
- For individuals seeking to learn the fundamentals about assessment/teaching/learning
Intermediate Sessions have the following criteria:
- For individuals who have some knowledge of assessment/teaching/learning
- For individuals with experience in assessment/teaching/learning
- For individuals who are mid-level in the field with some degree of competence
- For individuals seeking to build on, apply or enhance knowledge in assessment/teaching/learning
Advanced Sessions have the following criteria:
- For individuals with experience and knowledge in assessment/teaching/learning
- For individuals well beyond the beginning and mid-level
- For individuals with greatly developed knowledge and seeking to heighten their knowledge
- For knowledgeable individuals seeking to move ahead in assessment/teaching/learning
- For individuals seeking the most up- to-date knowledge in the field
- For individuals who could be deemed a potential expert in the field
Members of the planning committee will review proposals on responses to the following criteria. Availability of space, presenter mix, presentation type, and topic coverage will be considered. These criteria will be used by the Conference Committee to select sessions for the conference, and you will receive feedback on your proposal based on these criteria.
- Models Effective Teaching: As much as possible, we prefer sessions that model effective teaching. If you are advising people to use technology, use that technology to show us. If you are advising the use of active learning, be sure to tell us how you will use it in your session.
- Achieves Stated Outcomes: In line with our interest in modeling effective teaching, we also want to model achievable learning outcomes. Please be realistic about what your participants and you will achieve in your session.
- Demonstrates Scholarly Teaching: Where possible, include references to scholarship that you believe supports the topic of the proposed session. Sometimes all you will have (and need) is your own experience, but if you can provide bolstering references, please do.
- Enlarges upon Conference Theme: When developing a session, keep the conference theme in mind and work to connect the session to it in some way. Sessions that significantly enlarge upon or illustrate the conference theme will be more appealing to the Conference Committee.
- Provides Value: Always keep in mind the value of your session to the participants. What will they take away from the session? What will they be able to use in their own practice?
- Adheres to Word Count: In order to judge proposals fairly, we ask that you stay under the requested word count. Proposals that go over the requested number of words may be returned to the submitter for revision
New for this year, we will be creating a Conference Proceedings book with chapters written by the presenters themselves./p>