Due date: June 15
Please read the information below to learn how to format and submit your proposal.
We invite proposals for paper presentations on any topics related to enhancing the quality and effectiveness of college teaching and student learning. Proposals may be interdisciplinary or specific to one or a group of disciplines, but must demonstrate excellence in at least one of the following categories:
- Research: Reports important results from own experience or research; describes problem clearly; gives context and references; provides baseline data; explains what researcher has done and why; and provides results.
- Integration: Integrates research of others in a meaningful way; compares or contrasts theories; critiques results; and provides context for future exploration.
- Application: Describes and assesses exemplary practice, informed by theory and the literature.
- Innovation: Proposes innovation of theory, approach, or process of teaching and learning; provides original and creative ideas based on results of research by self or others; and outlines proposed strategy for testing effectiveness of ideas.
- Inspiration: Provides inspiration for teaching excellence; combines personal values, insight, and experience to communicate enthusiasm and dedication to outstanding teaching.
At this time, you need submit only a proposal and an abstract, not a completed paper. After the conference, you are invited to develop your proposal into a full manuscript for submission to the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, an international, refereed journal (see the Call for Manuscripts). You need not submit your paper until you have received feedback on your session at or after the conference.
In order to be accepted, your proposal should contain the following information:
- Describe your project clearly and put it in context, for example, types of students involved, place in the curriculum.
- Include results of your project or innovation if available. If outcomes are not yet available, indicate when they will be (by the time of the session?).
- Include references for background information. Use APA format for in-text citations and the reference list.
- Describe how the session will be conducted. Indicate how it will be organized and how participants will be involved.
You will be assigned one of three formats for the presentation of your paper:
- A 40-minute individual session, in which you briefly summarize your paper and follow up with discussion.
- A panel discussion of approximately one hour, in which two or three papers submitted by different authors are grouped by topic, with each author having 10 minutes or so to summarize his or her work and relate it to the other papers. Discussion follows. If you are assigned to a panel, we will give you the names and e-mail addresses of the panelists with whom you are teamed, and you should read their proposals on the website before the session.
- The all-conference interactive (poster) session, in which you will have a 4' x 6' bulletin board to display your poster in a large room with other presenters. During this one-hour session, conference participants can discuss your ideas and results with you.
Format your paper proposal according to the instructions below, as this enables us to format all proposals uniformly for publication on the website.
Your proposal must be double-spaced and prepared in 12 pt. Arial font, and may not exceed 1000 words, including references and appendixes, with 1-inch (or 2.5 cm) margins. Use APA style for citations and references.
At the top of the first page of your proposal, type the title of your paper and your name, department, institution, and location in lower Case with initial capitals, as in the example below. If there is more than one author, list each person separately:
Computer-Assisted Instruction in Music Theory Jane Doe Music
Miami University Oxford, OH John Doe Art Kent State University Kent, OH OR: Jane Doe John Doe History Miami University Oxford, OH
In addition to your proposal, you must provide an abstract of no more than 75 words in the appropriate box on the online submission form (see below).
We will notify the primary presenter via e-mail by August 31, as to whether your proposal has been accepted, and if so, the presentation format you have been assigned.
NOTE: We will make every effort to assign you the presentation format you indicate on the submission form. Because of time and space constraints, however, it may be necessary to assign you a different format. We will send you specific information about your presentation format later. All presenters (including copresenters) whose proposals are accepted are expected to participate in the entire conference (Friday morning through Sunday noon) and should plan to be available to present at any session time during the conference.
If contact information changes for you or any other members of your presentation group, please notify us as soon as possible.
- Your proposal submission is due no later than the date indicated at the top of this page.
- If your proposal does not meet the submission requirements stated above, we cannot accept it. Please follow the instructions carefully!
- Do not submit a completed paper, only a proposal (1,000 words maximum) and an abstract (75 words maximum).
- Design your session to encourage dialogue: Do not just read your paper aloud.
- If you choose to upload it, your paper proposal will be posted on the Conference website. If so, you should assume that the participants at your session may have read it.
- Presenters are expected to join in the Conference spirit by interacting with other presenters and attendees during the entire weekend.
Note: Submitting a proposal does not register you for the conference. All presenters, including any copresenters, must register for the conference. Unfortunately, there are no funds to cover registration, travel, or lodging expenses for paper presenters. Early registration is recommended because of limited space.
Proposal submission is now closed.
Thank you for your interest in the Lilly Conference. If you have any questions or problems about proposal submission, contact Gregg Wentzell at firstname.lastname@example.org