Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Georgia Southern University

SoTL Commons – Call for Proposals

Proposal Submission

Calls for Proposals for the 2021 SoTL Commons Conference opens on August 1, 2020. Questions may be directed to: dwalker@georgiasouthern.edu.

2021 Conference Tracks

Academic and Professional DevelopmentResearch focused on academic/faculty development supporting SoTL.
Assessment and SoTLResearch focused on assessment of student learning at course, program, and institutional levels.
Learning Theories and PedagogyResearch focused on pedagogy and learning theories.
Online LearningResearch focused on teaching and student learning in fully online environments.
Teaching with TechnologyResearch focused on teaching with technology and student learning in hybrid or face-to-face teaching environments.
About SoTLAnalysis, synthesis, reflection, and discussion of the nature, role and meaning of the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Teaching Practices (Poster Only)Analysis, synthesis, reflection, and discussion of the effectiveness and implementation of innovative teaching practices in online, hybrid, or face-to-face teaching environments.

Session Types

PresentationIn 45 minute sessions presenter(s) share research insights in interactive presentations. Presenters should plan to engage the audience and address specific ideas and strategies to help attendees apply research insights to their teaching contexts.
Research Brief and Reflection PanelsResearch Briefs and Reflections (20 minutes) will be presented in 75 minute panel sessions. Accepted proposals will be grouped by conference coordinators according to common themes. A 15 minute Q&A session for all presenters will follow the presentations.
PosterPosters will be displayed in a 60 minute poster session. Presenter(s) prepare and present a poster to facilitate conversations and answer questions on their research in an informal setting. Presenters are required to be present at their poster for the entire session.
Student Voices in SoTL PosterStudents are encouraged to submit proposals for completed projects as well as projects “in progress” or with preliminary results to be presented in a designated poster session.

Review Criteria

Research  Analysis, synthesis, reflection, & discussion 
All submissions in this category must address: All submissions in this category must address:
  1. Clear connection between the title of the proposed presentation and its content,
  2. Clearly stated research question(s) that inquire into student learning,
  3. Evidence that the proposal is grounded in context,
  4. Description of research methodology,
  5. Description of research results (if proposing a project in progress please clearly state this in the proposal),
  6. Discussion of research implications and applications for SoTL and teaching and learning,
  7. For Presentation Sessions:Plans for engaging the audience in the session. Please model exemplary teaching and learning practices.
  1. Clear connection between the title of the proposed presentation and its content,
  2. Clearly stated purpose that is significant and relevant to SoTL,
  3. Evidence that the proposal is grounded in context,
  4. Explanation of how presentation contributes new knowledge to SoTL,
  5. Discussion of implications and applications for SoTL and/ or teaching and learning,
  6. For Presentation Sessions:Plans for engaging the audience in the session. Please model exemplary teaching and learning practices.

Last updated: 5/12/2020

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