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The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh's Center for Teaching Excellence announces a call for proposals for its 5th-annual conference on teaching and learning.
Celebrating Excellence in Teaching is this year's theme. We invite college and university faculty and professionals in all academic disciplines to participate in this exciting annual event, to be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at the SUNY Plattsburgh Campus in Hawkins Hall.
Our annual conference has never failed to receive rave reviews from particpants. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this engaging academic event!
We are looking for proposals for interactive workshops and presentations that contribute to the subject of teaching excellence in accord with the three tracks outlined below. Sessions run 60 minutes with between 15 and 30 attendees at each.
Track One: Teaching 101
Proposals for this track should aim at helping the audience adopt excellent practices in college- level teaching. Topics could include foundational pedagogies, specific teaching techniques, such as lecturing, assignment building, grading, course design, and creating an effective teaching persona.
Track Two: Casual Attire Required
Proposals for this track should be designed for taking a humorous approach to the labor of teaching, not only as a methodology for teaching, but for the health and well-being of teachers everywhere. Sessions could be workshop or discussion format. Make us laugh!
Track Three: Teaching Beyond the Test
Proposals for this track should address the continuing national debate about the function and value of higher education. We would be interested in proposals that seek to stimulate constructive conversation in the sessions and reenergize a sense of dedication and excitement about our noble profession.
Submissions will be reviewed by the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, the CTE Task Force, and former presenters at the CTE conference. Presenters will be notified by January 31, 2013 of their acceptance. The committee will select proposals that demonstrate the greatest potential for contributing to the quality of the conference. Please note that, as a teaching conference, a high premium is placed on proposals that actively engage the attendees through discussion or hands-on modeling in workshop format. Excessive use of presentation software, such as Power Point, is discouraged.
Submit proposals by no later than January 1, 2013. Submit via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide the following information in Word document format:
For more information about the Center for Teaching Excellence, please contact:
Becky Kasper, Ph.D., Director
301 Feinberg Library, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 564-3043
Fax: (518) 564-5100