Registration

Registration is now open for the annual Research on Teaching and Learning Conference: Stages and Places of Engagement in Teaching and Learning, hosted by the Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation & Excellence in Teaching. The conference this year will be held at McMaster Innovation Park (Hamilton, ON) on December 12th & 13th, 2018.
The program for the conference will consist of paper presentations, workshops, poster presentations, panel discussions, and keynote presentations.

The 2018 conference theme will focus on Stages and Places of Engagement in Teaching and Learning within and across four ‘levels’- micro (individuals and courses), meso (programs and departments), macro (institutional), and mega (extra-institutional).


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Registration

https://2018-rtl.eventbrite.ca/

Keynote Speaker

Gary Poole

Research in Teaching & Learning 2018

Gary Poole is a professor emeritus in the School of Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Senior Scholar in the Centre for Health Education Scholarship at the University of British Columbia.  For 10 years, he was the director of UBC’s Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth and the founding Director of the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  He is a past-president of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. He has received career achievement awards from both societies. Over the course of his career, Gary has won 8 teaching-related awards, including a 3M National Teaching Fellowship. Gary co-edits ISSOTL’s journal, Teaching and Learning Inquiry. 

 

 

“The Big “So What?” Working to Maximize the Benefits of SoTL”

As momentum for SoTL builds, important questions arise regarding the potential impact of all this work.  How can SoTL become an integral part of an institution’s culture?  Where are the best places to look for signs of SoTL’s impact?  Is it possible that we will amass an impressive research literature only to have it go largely ignored by those who teach in higher education?  Such questions can be fascinating and complex, especially given the challenges inherent in translating research knowledge into practice.  In this session, we will look at some of those “knowledge translation” challenges, (from microscopic to macroscopic perspectives), and explore ways to “increase the contagion” of SoTL work—in healthy ways.

 

Location

McMaster Innovation Park

McMaster Innovation Park
175 Longwood Road S., Suite 105
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1
View map & directions

Accommodations

We have reserved room blocks at four different hotels close to McMaster Innovation Park (location of RTL 2017).

Research in Teaching & Learning 2018
Staybridge Suites:
10 rooms, offered at the McMaster Rate of $135 per night.
Click here to reserve rooms. Or call and refer to the RTL Conference.
Rooms will be held until November 1st.
Address: 20 Caroline St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 0B1
Phone: (905) 527-1001

Research in Teaching & Learning 2018
Visitor’s Inn:

Holding 20 rooms at the discounted rate for single occupancy is $119, double occupancy is $129 (plus tax)
Quote RTL Conference or the Group Confirmation Number #226341 to receive the discounted rate. Tel 905 529 6979
Please note attendees are able to reserve with this special rate until November 11, 2018.

Address: 649 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 1A2
Phone:  (905) 529-6979

Research in Teaching & Learning 2018
The Sheraton Hotel:
 10 rooms, offered at the McMaster rate of $129 per night.
Reserve online or by quoting “McMaster Research on Teaching or ML11AA” group block when calling 1-888-627-8161.

Please note attendees are able to reserve with this special rate until November 23, 2018


Address 116 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4V3
Phone:
(905) 529-5515

Research in Teaching & Learning 2018
Admiral Inn:

Holding 10 rooms at the discounted rate for single occupancy is $109.
Quote RTL Conference or group confirmation number 216705

Address: 149 Dundurn St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 3M1
Phone: (905) 529-2311

Call For Proposals

The Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation & Excellence in Teaching is excited to announce the annual Research on Teaching and Learning Conference, which will be held at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON) on December 12 & 13th, 2018. The 2018 conference theme will focus on Stages and Places of Engagement in Teaching and Learning within and across four ‘levels’- micro (individuals and courses), meso (programs and departments), macro (institutional), and mega (extra-institutional). Using these levels as a way to think about stages and places for SoTL research enables discussion about the collective impact of research across multiple contexts.  The conference will provide an opportunity for attendees to share and celebrate the change and engagement that can occur in teaching and learning when we participate in SoTL and educational research.

We invite abstracts that explore research on teaching and learning that address one or more of the four levels. Proposals that present the impact/relevance of SoTL research across multiple levels are particularly welcome. 

The    program    for    the    conference    will    consist    of    short paper/research presentations, workshops, panel discussions, poster presentations and keynote presentations.

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Proposals can take the form of the following types of participation:

  • Workshops (1 hour):

Workshops should be hands on, participatory sessions   that   will   allow   participants   to   learn   about   some aspect   of teaching and learning research by doing.

  • Short Papers (20  + 5 min questions):

Short   papers   provide   an opportunity to communicate research results  (or related material) in a more condensed fashion.  While these sessions may be akin to traditional conference papers, presenters are encouraged to include interactive components wherever possible.

  • Poster Presentations:

Posters allow participants to present research ideas and/or findings in an informal context that facilitates one-to-one discussion and exchange with other conference attendees. 

  • Panel Discussions (1 hour):

These sessions should    bring    together    the perspectives of two to four presenters into a cohesive conversation surrounding   innovative ideas, current topics, and issues regarding research on teaching and learning. 

Individuals are free to submit more than one proposal, but should be first author on only one paper presentation. Work in progress is welcomed.

Submission Process:

Proposals should be submitted using the online submission form that can be found at: Abstract Submission Form.  Please download the submission form and email to: rtlc@mcmaster.ca. The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2018.

Call For Reviewers

We also invite you to volunteer to review 3-4 brief abstracts (250 words) for this conference. As a reviewer, you are also able to submit a proposal for a conference session or workshop. Abstracts will be available online on or before Tuesday, October 16, 2018 and you will be required to complete your reviews by Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 5:00pm.  If you are willing to serve as a reviewer, please let us know by Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:00pm and include your name and institutional affiliation in your correspondence. This information will appear in the conference program and on the website. 

To volunteer to serve as a reviewer or if you have questions about the review process, please email: rtlc@mcmaster.ca