Proposal Submissions: Symposium on Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Practice

Have an idea for a session? We appreciate receiving proposals from a variety of post-secondary institutions across B.C. Please note approximately twelve proposals in total will be accepted for Strands A + B and eight proposals for Strands C + D. Proposals will be assessed according to a scoring rubric.
Deadline for proposals Sunday, September 21, 2014.
View full symposium schedule; register here.
Tip: Compose responses offline and then paste to corresponding web form sections when you are ready to submit.

Once you submit your proposal you will receive a confirmation email.

Important dates to note:

  • Proposal vetting by planning committee: Monday, Sept. 22 – Monday, Sept. 29.
  • Email notification to presenters (acceptance/decline): Monday, Sept. 29 – Friday, Oct. 3.
  • Confirmation from presenters of attendance: Friday, Oct. 10 (before Thanksgiving)

 

Strands

A. Active or Completed Inquiry Presentations
(50 minutes: Presentation + Engagement Format)
This strand is for participants to present an active or completed inquiry into their practice including the investigation question(s), literature overview, methodology, data analysis and summary of findings. Presentations must include engagement by participants in some way. Proposals must include an overview of the inquiry project and the question(s) investigated. Max 250 words.
B. Teaching and Learning with Technology
(50 minutes: Presentation + Engagement Format in Presentation Session timeslots 1, 2 or 3)
This strand is for participants to present an active or completed inquiry into the utility and impact of technologies for teaching and learning. Presentations must include engagement by participants in some way. Proposals must include an overview of the inquiry project and the question(s) investigated. Max 250 words.
C. New Inquiry Investigation Pitches
(30 minutes: Round Table Discussion Format from 12:50 – 1:20 p.m.)
This strand is for participants to pitch ideas for future investigation into a scholarly inquiry project. The audience helps in framing the question, narrowing the topic and giving feedback to the presenter. This is an opportunity for those new or fairly new to scholarly inquiry activities to have an opportunity to flesh out a potential inquiry project into his/her practice. Proposals must include a paragraph outlining the pitch topic and a rationale for the inquiry project including a couple references to the literature. Max 250 words.
D. Methodologies and Innovative Approaches to Data Gathering and Analysis
(30 minutes: Round Table Discussion Format from 12:50 – 1:20 p.m.)
This strand is for participants to share ways and approaches of gathering data and analyzing it for scholarly inquiries into teaching and learning practices. Participants will share their experiences, ask questions and engage in a round table conversation about the methodologies. Proposals must include a paragraph outlining the topic and what will be shared and detail some questions for discussion. Max 250 words.