Are you looking for a conference on the scholarship of teaching and learning focused on undergraduate and graduate student learning that is exciting, collegial and a great value?
Since 1993, thousands of educators in colleges and universities from across the country and globe have participated in this interdisciplinary conference to discuss and share experiences and innovative teaching techniques. The Summit offers concurrent sessions on cutting-edge issues in pedagogy and student learning in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere. There are also opportunities for participants to network with fellow educators. Participants report that they have learned many new ideas they were able to bring back to campus, and that they have been energized by interacting with a collegial community of educators invested in excellent teaching.
The Summit is moving from spring semester to fall semester during the 2015-2016 academic year at the same location (KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Dr. NW, Kennesaw, Georgia). Mark your calendars for Friday October 2 and Saturday October 3, 2015. Keynote presenters are Dr. Regan Gurung (University of Wisconsin – Green Bay) and Dr. Beth Schwartz (Randolph College), co-authors of Optimizing Teaching and Learning: Practicing Pedagogical Research.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Proposals are invited for posters and/or one-hour interactive presentations on four primary tracks: (1) Teaching and Learning, (2) Assessment, (3) Valuing and Evaluating Teaching, and (4) Faculty Development.
Interactive One-Hour Presentations
The Summit targets sessions that are grounded in theory and empirical research and that engage participants, modeling active-learning techniques. Preference will be given to proposals that emphasize practical, research-based approaches that can be adapted by participants from a variety of disciplines for immediate use in their college/university classes or academic programs. Presentations could also be structured as interactive panels.
Posters offer the opportunity to present research and teaching innovations in a relaxed atmosphere and to have in-depth conversations with colleagues. The Summit targets posters that document projects concluded or in-progress, providing quantitative and/or qualitative data. In order to fit onto the free-standing poster boards, each poster should be 36 x 48. Font should be readable from a distance of approximately 5 feet. Push pins will be available for mounting your material. It would be useful to have approximately 30 handouts for those who want further information.
PLEASE NOTE: In both content and title, proposals should focus on teaching and student learning in higher education and should address how innovations developed in the context of one discipline can be adapted to other disciplines. We discourage proposals that are solely focused on teaching and learning in a single discipline or on K-12 teaching and learning.