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Call for Proposals
for the 33rd Ann Ferren
Conference on Teaching,
Research & Learning


The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning invites session proposals for the 2022 Ann Ferren Conference, which will be held in virtual format on Friday, January 7, 2022.

We invite all faculty and staff to submit session proposals on any topic, but the conference planning committee is particularly interested in seeing proposals that address the following areas: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Faculty, Staff & Student Wellbeing; and Cross-Unit/Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration.

Important Dates:

Propsoals Due: October 1, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: November 15, 2021
Registration Opens: December 1, 2021
Conference Date: January 7, 2022

Proposal Guidelines:

All sessions will be held online using Zoom. We welcome your ideas and innovation in terms of how to best deliver your session in a virtual format.

Instead of asking you to choose a pre-defined session format, we will ask you a number of specific questions as part of the proposal process, as well as solicit a statement about how you envision your session will be executed. Some questions you will need to think about include (1) how you are going to keep your audience engaged through interactive session components; (2) how you will engage your prospective audience in the weeks leading up to the conference; (3) what thematic “track” you would consider your session fitting into; and (4) whether you want to include an asynchronous component of your session (e.g. a pre-recorded presentation).

In addition, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • The proposed title of your session;

  • Your preferred session length (50 or 75 minutes) and timing (morning or afternoon);

  • The names, affiliations, and contact information of all presenters

  • The goal, content, and main takeaways of your session (An abstract of up to 150 words – this will not be published, but is for proposal reviewers to read);

  • A short description of your session (50-60 words), which will appear in both the online and the printed conference program; and

  • 2-4 Session Learning Outcomes (Please refer to Bloom's Taxonomy for ideas and language tips.)





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