GLCTL :: Call for Proposals

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The Call for Proposals is now closed!

2015 Conference Theme
Creating Connections that Promote Success in Higher Ed

The theme for this year’s conference focuses on four specific ways of connecting in higher education that promote success for both students and faculty. Join us to learn effective strategies for connecting:

  1. Students to students (e.g.​, inclusive practices, collaborative learning, teams);
  2. Instructor to students (e.g., faculty-student rapport, classroom civility);
  3. Students to course content (e.g.,​ assessing prior knowledge, making content relevant, capstone courses)
  4. Students to the greater community (e.g., experiential learning, academic service-learning, mentoring programs).

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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