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Call for Proposals

Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI), a unit of the Office of the Provost in the Division of Faculty Affairs, invites proposals for its Innovative Teaching and Learning Conference which will be held virtually in Spring 2024. Our theme for 2024 is Reshaping the Classroom: Innovative Teaching and Learning for a Changing Landscape”. TLI encourages submissions that create opportunities for critical and creative thinking about how to deepen and enhance student learning and success. Proposals may focus on innovative aspects of different teaching modalities (online, blended, face-to-face), pedagogy (team-based learning, engaged scholarship, culturally relevant, etc.), and/or practice (collaborative, active, peer-led, etc.) in the higher education context. Submissions are accepted in five formats: Presentation, Roundtable/Panel, Poster Sessions, and Workshops. This year, there are six (6) designated tracks:

  • Inclusive Teaching Pedagogy
  • High-Impact Practices
  • Strategies that Foster Student Success and Well-Being
  • Emerging Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Technology Innovations that Foster Deeper Learning
  • Innovative Practices across Teaching Modalities

Submission Deadline: January 7, 2024

To guide your proposal submission process, please see the following descriptions of the presentation formats and proposal criteria.

Format Descriptions

To guide you in choosing the right type of presentation, please see the following descriptions:

Prerecorded Poster Presentation (50 minutes)
Poster sessions are an opportunity for presenters to demonstrate their work.  Presenters will share their poster information in a designated virtual room. Please be aware that participants may enter the designated virtual room at anytime.

Regular Live Presentation ( 50 minutes)

The presenter/s will have 40-45 minutes to introduce and share the topic with the audience. In the time remaining, the audience may ask questions and assessment of the presentation will occur.

Roundtable Discussion/Panel (50 minutes)

Roundtables are 50-minute oral presentations/discussions. Roundtable presenters should bring targeted questions to pose to others at the table in order to learn from and with those attending. Roundtables are an ideal format for networking and in-depth discussion on a particular topic.

Workshop (110 minutes)
Workshop presentations are an opportunity for the presenter/s to engage the participants in a more involved 100-minute exploration of a topic.  For example, the presenter(s) will lead the audience through an examination of the topic through sharing information, participant discussion, and learning activities for an 80-90 minute period. The remaining time will be set aside for questions and assessment of the session.

Rubric for ITLC

Keep in mind the criteria that the selection committee is considering. You can also click here to see 2 exemplary proposals from previous years that fit our criteria.

Please note: these proposals are for educational purposes only and not to be replicated or reused.

Theme: Reshaping the Classroom: Innovative Teaching and Learning for a Changing Landscape

Each proposal is blind-reviewed by a selection committee using this scoring rubric. Unfortunately, not all submitted proposals will be invited to participate in the conference. Abstracts of accepted proposals will appear in the conference program.

Click Here to Download the ITLC Rubric.

Our current Call for Proposals deadline is Sunday, January 7, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Notification of decision on proposals will be made in the middle of January. We reserve the right to make any changes as it relates to time allotment and/or placement in the program.

If you have any questions about the virtual conference or proposal submission process, please email Teaching & Learning Innovation at