Texas Tech University

2017 Big 12 Teaching & Learning Conference Call for Proposals

The Texas Tech University Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference on Thursday and Friday,
June 8-9, 2017. All conference sessions will be held at the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. Times will be assigned and announced at a later date.

The theme for this year's conference is Engaging Students in the Learning Process. Submissions are invited for poster presentations or 50-minute workshops that address a broad interdisciplinary audience. All proposals should include an abstract, session description, and an explanation of how the proposed session will relate to a broader audience. Additional details on the proposal requirements are included below. For the 50-minute workshops, interactive sessions with active audience participation are strongly encouraged, and presentations could be led by a faculty member or team of faculty members and graduate part-time instructors. Cross-disciplinary presentation teams are encouraged. For poster presentations, consider how to best present your research, program or work-in-progress related to teaching and learning. Poster presentations may be given by graduate students, faculty, and staff.

Questions you might consider when planning your session might include the following:

• How do we foster deep learning in our students?
• What are ways in which you encourage your students to engage in the learning process, both inside and outside
the classroom?
• How might high impact teaching and learning practices support efforts to engage students in the learning process?
• What different forms might student engagement take in the classroom?
• With the abundance of information available, how do we help students think critically about what they read and hear?
• How can we best meet the needs of today's college students while fostering engagement and self-directed learning?
• What can instructors do to keep themselves energized and engaged in the teaching process?

Other topics related to issues of teaching and learning, geared towards a broad disciplinary audience, are also welcome and encouraged.

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Proposals for this conference is closed on Wednesday, March 1st.

For more information about the call for proposals or for general questions related to this conference, please visit our conference website or contact Micah Logan at 806-834-0093.

Proposal Requirements & Specifications:

  • Part One: In 100 words or less, please provide us with an abstract for your proposed session. This abstract will be used in the conference program.
  • Part Two: In 600 words or less, please describe your proposed session. Be sure to address session objectives, plans for audience interaction if proposing a 50-minute workshop, and references.
  • Part Three: In 100 words or less, please explain how this session will relate to a broad, interdisciplinary audience.
  • Concurrent Session Equipment Needs: (select all that apply from the following list)
    • Computer
    • Projector
    • Audio
    • Internet
  • Poster Presentation Specifications
    • Presenters will be provided with a 4x8 poster board and tacks.
    • Posters must be printed in a large format scale; presenters are responsible for printing.
    • Poster sessions have no multi-media support and no power outlets.

Proposals are closed now for this conference


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