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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 on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

Our theme for 2023 is “Reframing Postsecondary Education through Innovative Teaching and Learning”. 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

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.

Keep in mind the criteria (see table below) that the selection committee is considering.

Rubric for ITLC 

Theme: Reframing Postsecondary Education through Innovative Teaching & Learning

Score descriptors
0  Does not exist in proposal 
1  Insufficient evidence of meeting criterion 
2  Proposal meets criterion 
3  Proposal exceeds criterion 


Dimension    Weight 
Relevant Topic  The proposal clearly addresses a topic related to the conference theme, Reframing Postsecondary Education through Innovative Teaching & Learning. 2 x ____ = ____ 
Overall Contribution  The proposal highlights best practices, new policy developments, innovative instructional techniques and/or effective methods for promoting engaged student learning in higher and post-secondary education settings. 2 x ____ = ____ 
Abstract Quality  The proposal abstract (which will be included in the conference program) is well written and clearly describes the main points of the presentation and the intended audience. 2 x ____ = ____ 
Organization and Format of the Session  The session is well thought out and appropriate. Delivery methods for the time allotted, audience, and level are appropriate and effective.

The proposal has a logical sequence.  The proposal contains an introduction to the content, a description of the findings/content, conclusions and/or next steps.

2 x ____ = ___ 
Appropriate method/s for engaging participants  The proposed method for engaging audience participants is thoughtful, intentional, and appropriate for the session type.  1 x ____ = ____ 
Applicability across disciplines  The proposed presentation includes approaches and strategies that can be implemented across disciplines. 1 x ____ = ____ 
Total Points: _________________________/30   

The call for proposals has now ended. Thank you for your interest and consideration in submitting to the 2023 Innovative Teaching and Learning Conference. If you would like, you may still sign up to attend our conference online on March 23rd, 2023.

Our Call for Proposals deadline is Friday, January 27th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Notification of decision on proposals will be made in the middle of February. 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