Vision 2020: Students at the Center

Deadline is June 10, 2019 at 11:59 PT

Accept/decline notifications will be sent July 8, 2019

Call for Proposals

Using the conference theme Vision 2020: Students at the Center as a guide, the 2019 Conference Steering Committee is searching for proposals that will align with the tracks listed below. Special attention will be paid to submissions that emphasize Diversity & Inclusion, Equity or Military Perspective in any of the tracks.

ePosters - November 4, 2019

Live Event - November 5 - 7, 2019

Call for Proposals Open

Please review the information on this page to help you in submitting your proposal.

Program Tracks

Innovation in the Classroom

Promote positive impacts in teaching and learning using innovation and new and creative uses of technology. this track is broad in scope and encourages submissions that include original ideas or new approaches to current practices.  Special attention will be paid to submissions with a Diversity & Inclusion, Equity, or Military Perspective.

 

Keywords -  faculty development, course facilitation, enhanced student support strategies, eLearning, multi-media, media, infographics, social media, video, online support, instructional design, faculty model, learning model, synchronous learning, learning, effectiveness, community of practice, competency-based education, credentialing, badging, assessment, adaptive learning, gaming, gamification, e-portfolios, engagement, instructional technology, technology, tools, web, hacks, accessibility, equity, diversity & inclusion, experimental education, service learning, discipline specific, blogging, augmented reality. 

 

Institutional Strategies

This track focuses on growing and scaling programs. This can include marketing, strategic planning, college, division and discipline-specific initiatives, and retention on an institutional level. In addition, this track includes new market initiatives, academic innovation, faculty-student engagement, and other cross college/department collaborations within and across organizations. Special attention will be paid to submissions that emphasize Diversity & Inclusion, Equity or a Military Perspective.

Keywords -  accreditation, FERPA, big data, change management, institution, institutional change, institutional effectiveness, strategic change, strategic planning, student success, workload, university policy, marketing, online certification, instructional design, leadership, best practices, mission, governance, faculty development, equity, diversity & inclusion, learning effectiveness, service learning, educational partnerships, reinventing, academic innovation, faculty-student engagement, collaboration, open educational resources, open access courses.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

The focus of this track is to help participants develop a deeper understanding of the value of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. This track includes the exploration of personal assumptions and attitudes (implicit bias), development of competencies to engage in conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion, exploration of the strengths diverse individuals contribute to institutions, and successful delivery of diversity & inclusion strategies, the role of diversity in serving students, and systematic change to create environments where students are validated and feel welcome to engage in the learning community.

​​Keywords - culturally inclusive, student, student support, student services, access, wellness, career services, writing support, research support, military, enlisted, veteran, prior learning, leadership development, peer mentoring, military spouse, reserves, student clubs, tutoring, internships,  student success, transgender, community, LGBTQIA, nongendered, agender, asex, identity, expression, biological, race, gender, gender identity, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, affinity groups, curriculum, course design, equity, inclusion, diversity, service learning, community, stereo-typing, research, capstone, discipline, life-long learning, graduation, finding your why, thesis, dissertation.

Research

This track provides opportunities for presenting research and scholarship that is published, completed but not published, well developed but not published, as well as evidence-based findings for online, synchronous, and asynchronous learning. We are also in search of discipline-specific research as well as research focused on teaching and learning. Special attention will be paid to submissions that emphasize Diversity & Inclusion, Equity or a Military Perspective.

Keywords -  online learning, research, higher education, adult learner, engagement, evaluation, learning models, student success, planning, paradigms, big data, assessment, diversity, equity, methodology, learning, learning effectiveness, outcomes, intervention, discipline specific, teaching and learning.

Student Services, Polices, and Support

This track is focused on approaches that lead to excellent student support, accessibility, and preparation for the classroom and beyond, with an emphasis on those that allow for keeping up with the changing needs of our learners and meeting our learners where they are in their educational journeys. Special attention will be paid to submissions that emphasize Diversity & Inclusion, Equity or Military Perspective.

Keywords - student, student support, student services, access, wellness, career services, writing support, research support, military, enlisted, veteran, prior learning, leadership development, peer mentoring, military spouse, reserves, student clubs, tutoring, internships,  student success, plagiarism, equity, inclusion, diversity, retention, service learning, intervention, community, Civitas.

Multidisciplinary

This track is intentionally broad to allow for creative scholarship and research, especially scholarship that combines or involves several academic disciplines or professional specializations in an approach to a topic or problem. Have a fresh idea on job market requirements happening right now or in the future? Working on a theory about competency-based education?  This track will offer all those out-of-the-box thinkers a place to present their ideas.

Keywords -  faculty development, course facilitation, enhanced student support strategies, eLearning, multi-media, media, infographics, social media, video, online support, instructional design, faculty model, learning model, synchronous learning, learning, effectiveness, community of practice, competency-based education, credentialing, badging, assessment, adaptive learning, gaming, gamification, e-portfolios, engagement, instructional technology, technology, tools, web, hacks, accessibility, equity, diversity & inclusion, experimental education, service learning, discipline specific, blogging, augmented reality.

Delivery Options

Your proposal will be evaluated by our steering committee and may be accepted for any of the following presentation formats depending on content and engagement strategy.

ePoster (Maximum 10 minutes)

The ePoster format is intended to provide presenters with the option to share and examine a problem, issue, and/or solution through informal, brief presentations focused on effective practices, research findings, or technical solutions. Presenters will prepare a prerecorded presentation on their topics not to exceed 10 minutes in length. The pre-recorded ePoster will be due October 7, 2019. Maximum of two presenters, please.

Live Presentation (25 minutes)

Live presentations are opportunities to share topics of interest, lessons learned, foresight, or evidence of impact related to the conference tracks. Live sessions are an opportunity to present in detail on a project, idea, or experience. These can be done individually or with multiple presenters. These sessions should be innovative, thought provoking, and engaging. Maximum of four presenters.

Interactive Workshop (25 minutes)

Offered in a 25-minute format, interactive workshops provide participants a deeper examination of various topics, facilitated by leaders with extensive experience in those areas. Workshops are highly interactive and give participants the chance to discuss in-depth approaches to challenges they are facing on campus, share solutions, and learn strategies. Maximum of three presenters plus a moderator.

Panel Discussion (25 minutes)

Panel Discussions allow participants to hear a variety of perspectives from a group of experts or leaders on a topic of interest related to the conference tracks. The format for these sessions can include, but is not limited to, moderated interviews, question-and-answer sessions, or open-discussions.

Important Dates

  • June 10: Proposal deadline

  • July 8: Presenters invited to present

  • July 15: Deadline for presenters to accept invitation to present

  • September 3: Schedule is published

  • November 4: ePosters launch

  • November 5-7: Live conference

Downloadable Proposal Form

For your convenience in planning your proposal, please click on the link to download a PDF of the proposal submission form. Note that you will need to complete the web version of this form for your actual proposal submission.

Evaluation Rubric

To aid presenters in crafting their proposals, we have included access to the evaluation rubric.

Contact Us

Do you have questions about the theme, tracks, or delivery options for this year's TLC? Send us an email!.

tlc@ashford.edu

TLC Steering Committee

TLC is planned and organized by passionate educators and higher education professionals. Thank you to this year's steering committee!

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