GLCTL :: Call for Proposals

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The Call for Proposals is now closed.
Deadline: Monday, January 25th

2016 Conference Theme
Engaging All Learners in Today's "Classroom"


From at-risk to honors, both on-campus and online, and crossing many generations, our students grow more diverse each year. And, while most colleges and universities have sought to diversify their student body, we are challenged to welcome all these learners into our classrooms, struggling to recognize and respond to all their needs -- intellectually, socially, and emotionally -- as we welcome high school graduates, working adults, veterans, and international students to higher education.


To that end, this year’s Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning invites proposals that will demonstrate how best to engage students in all the possible senses of what it means to be a learner today. Recognizing that faculty are, indeed, professional learners themselves, we invite proposals that address the following topics:

  • Applied Research on Understanding Today’s Learners
  • Using Technology to Engage Diverse Learners
  • Today’s Changing Classroom
  • Inclusive Course Design

Proposal Criteria
All proposals are peer and blind reviewed by the Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning Planning Committee using the following criteria. 

  1. Relevance of Topic: Is the topic of importance and/or interest to a broad audience from different disciplines and institutional settings? Does the session have a compelling title and description that clearly aligns with the conference theme?
  2. Research Base: Does the author present an applicable research-base and/or a theoretical foundation that supports the session content, evidenced by relevant citations?
  3. Learning Objectives: Are the session learning objectives or outcomes reasonable and clearly defined?
  4. ​Session Strategy and Agenda: Does the session include specific strategies for modeling best practices in teaching and learning? Does the session provide opportunities to engage session attendees in active and collaborative learning experiences? 
Proposals are selected to ensure the conference program offers a comprehensive treatment of topics that align with the conference theme​.
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