Raleigh Convention Center
ISSOTL 2013 was held at the Raleigh Convention Center. The main ISSOTL hotel was the new Raleigh Marriott City Center, which is connected to the Convention Center. Additional rooms were available at the renovated Sheraton Raleigh Hotel located adjacent to the Convention Center. The deadline for securing rooms at the discounted conference rate was 11:50 PM Eastern on Monday, September 2, 2013.
Just 20 minutes away from downtown Raleigh, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) features numerous carriers offering direct service to 37 destinations. An East Coast hub, RDU offers nearly 450 daily arrivals and departures on nine major and 16 regional carriers. International flights include London and Toronto.
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We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the next International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Conference. The 2013 ISSOTL Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, from October 2, through 5, 2013, focuses on Critical Transitions in Teaching and Learning. Proposals are due
March 18, 2013.
Abstract submission dates:
Submissions accepted: January 25-March 23, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2013
Participation confirmation due from all presenters: June 17, 2013
Abstract submission form
ISSOTL 2013 is hosted by the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University
Peter Felten, Elon University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessie L. Moore, Elon University, email@example.com
Conference Consultant: Heidi Ihrig, ISSOTL13@elon.edu
You are invited to participate in the 10th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, from October 2 through 5, 2013. International scholars and educators will come together to share recent work and to discuss how our collective efforts will transform the future of higher education.
Convened in a city known for its beautiful public parks and thriving cultural life, the conference will feature workshops facilitated by leading scholars in the field, distinguished international plenary speakers (including Lee Shulman, President Emeritus of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching), panel presentations, individual paper and poster presentations, and ISSOTL’s signature Conference Commons for informal idea-sharing and networking. Please join us!
In addition to the energizing sessions in Raleigh, watch for information about ISSOTL Online 2013, a free online seminar scheduled for the weeks leading up to the conference. ISSOTL Online 2013 begins September 9, 2013, and continues through September 28, 2013.
At many institutions and in higher education globally, scholarly inquiry into teaching and learning is transitioning from isolated practice to systematic research, from peripheral projects to institutional integration, from the margins of disciplines and campuses toward positions of leadership. A growing number of faculty and academic staff are moving from “amateurs in the operating” room to disciplined scholars of student learning. In some places, practices are shifting from focusing on students as subjects to students as partners in inquiries. At the same time, SOTL is forging and deepening connections with institutional assessment, academic/faculty development, and emerging educational technologies. The 2013 conference theme challenges presenters and practitioners to explore how we navigate these transitional moments and build these collaborations while maintaining SOTL’s inclusive and multidisciplinary foundations. By focusing on transitions, we hope the conference will consider not just individual SOTL projects but also larger, field-building questions such as whether SOTL can (and should) thrive in the liminal spaces between traditional higher education organizing structures.
This theme encompasses several conference tracks, including:
Conference sessions will be organized by the conference tracks to aid attendees in making informed decisions about which to attend. During the electronic submission process, proposal authors will be asked to identify the track most relevant for their session.
We also encourage student participation at ISSOTL 2013. Proposals that include or feature students’ perspectives on any track are welcomed.
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Panel sessions are particularly appropriate for topics that benefit from multiple perspectives, including disciplinary, institutional, and national perspectives. The goal for panel presentations is to provide panelists and audience members the opportunity to exchange insights, engage in discussion, and learn from each other’s research and experiences. Panels representing two or more countries are especially sought.
Panel proposals should be submitted by the panel organizer and must include the following:
We invite proposals for single paper presentations on conference tracks, especially papers on completed SOTL projects. The goals of these papers are to share knowledge and to encourage critical dialogue among conference participants.
Individual paper presentations:
The organization of each presentation should allow adequate time for discussion. The final presenter in the session will serve as chair.
Paper proposals should include the following:
Concurrent session workshops offer an opportunity for hands-on work on a SOTL question, topic, or research method. A limited number of these 90-minute workshop slots are available during the conference, and we hope these will provide a highly interactive alternative to presentations and papers, demonstrating effective practices in both SOTL and pedagogy.
Concurrent session workshop proposals should include the following:
Poster presentations have become a central component of ISSOTL conferences, and the 2013 conference will showcase posters in a space that allows a large number of participants to engage with each poster presenter. We therefore especially invite proposals for posters that take up important and timely topics related to the conference tracks.
Poster presentations are particularly useful for presenting emerging work and preliminary attempts at SOTL, but may also be an excellent means of engaging in detailed dialogue about completed projects. ISSOTL will provide the backing boards and other materials for displaying the posters.
Poster proposals should include the following:
Pre-conference workshops are interactive sessions (not presentations) that teach, develop, and explore questions, literatures, methods, theories, possibilities, and solutions. Pre-conference workshops may or may not address the conference theme. Creative and unconventional workshop proposals are encouraged.
Pre-conference workshops will be 3 or 6 hours in length, and will occur on Wednesday, October 2.
Preconference workshop proposals should include the following:
Each proposal will be reviewed by three reviewers from different countries, wherever possible. Proposals will be given one of the following ratings: Accept, Accept with minor revisions, or Decline. Where only minor revisions are required, you will have the opportunity to revise and promptly resubmit. The reviewers’ decision will be final.
All proposals must be in accordance with local policies for research involving human subjects.
Reviewers will use the following questions to guide their review of proposals: