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.
Proposals can take the form of the following types of participation:
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.
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.
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: email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2018.