October 2 – 5, 2013
Raleigh Convention Center
North Carolina
Critical Transitions in Teaching and Learning

Venue Information

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.

For more information on Raleigh visit:

The Raleigh Visitor Center
The Greater Raleigh Visitor and Convention Bureau

ISSOTL Awards for Student Presentations and Posters

ISSoTL Award for Best Conference Presentation Led by a Student

Description: ISSoTL will recognize a student (or students) presenting the best student-led presentation at the annual ISSoTL conference. The goal of ISSOTL is to foster inquiry and disseminate findings about what improves and articulates post-secondary learning and teaching in any discipline. The student session award will acknowledge work that best represents the purposes, goals, and vision of ISSOTL and adds new knowledge, contributes innovative research, and/or provides insightful contribution to the field by a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral student.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral program at a post-secondary institution or who were enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral program at a post-secondary institution in the most recent academic year.
  • Listed as primary author(s)/presenter(s) on their ISSoTL conference presentation.
  • Must be presenting research that reflects their own work, not that of an advisor.
  • Presenting at the annual ISSoTL conference.
  • Members of the award adjudication committee are ineligible.

Application Process: Students who have had a proposal accepted to ISSoTL and who are interested in being considered for the "ISSoTL Award for Best Session Led by a Student" must submit an application to the chair of the adjudication committee via email (directions below) that includes: 

Name:
Student Status:
Program:
University:
Conference Presentation Title:
Conference Presentation Abstract:

In submitting this information, the submitter confirms her/his eligibility for the award.

E-mail Submission: Please email to Andrea Jackson at A.V.Jackson@leeds.ac.uk
Submissions should be sent with “ISSoTL Award for Best Presentation Led by a Student” in the subject line.

Submission Deadline: extended to September 23rd, 2013

Award: At the conference, members of the ISSoTL Awards Committee will circulate among the concurrent sessions with presenters who asked to be considered for the award in order to adjudicate the sessions. The award will be presented at the closing of the ISSoTL conference. Applicants are encouraged to attend the closing of the conference but will still be eligible for the award, regardless of their attendance at the closing of the conference. The award includes a certificate, acknowledgement on the ISSoTL website, and a one-year complimentary membership to ISSoTL.

Date of Award Notification: At the closing of the ISSoTL conference.

Judging Criteria for posters and presentations

  • Was the question/hypothesis/objective stated clearly?
  • Was the approach/method for answering the question stated clearly and was it appropriate to the study?
  • Were the results clearly stated and placed in their appropriate context?
  • Did the author effectively communicate the significance of the results?
  • Did the author illustrate the connection of their work to the goals and purpose of ISSOTL?
  • Does the work make a reasonable contribution and/or extend our knowledge?
  • How well was the contribution to the field conceptualised/theorised?

 

ISSoTL Award for Best Conference Poster Session Led by a Student

Description: ISSoTL will recognize a student (or students) presenting the best student-led poster at the annual ISSoTL conference. The goal of ISSOTL is to foster inquiry and disseminate findings about what improves and articulates post-secondary learning and teaching in any discipline. The student poster award will acknowledge work that best represents the purposes, goals, and vision of ISSOTL and adds new knowledge, contributes innovative research, and/or provides insightful contribution to the field by a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral student.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral program at a post-secondary institution or who were enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral program at a post-secondary institution in the most recent academic year.
  • Listed as primary author(s)/presenter(s) on their ISSoTL conference poster presentation.
  • Must be presenting research that reflects their own work, not that of an advisor.
  • Presenting at the annual ISSoTL conference.
  • Members of the award adjudication committee are ineligible.

Application Process: Students who have had a proposal accepted to ISSoTL and who are interested in being considered for the "ISSoTL Award for Best Poster Session Led by a Student" must submit an application to the chair of the adjudication committee via email (directions below) that includes: 
Name:
Student Status:
Program:
University:
Poster Title:
Poster Abstract:

In submitting this information, the submitter confirms her/his eligibility for the award.

E-mail Submission: Please email to Andrea Jackson at A.V.Jackson@leeds.ac.uk Submissions should be sent with “ISSoTL Award for Best Poster Session Led by a Student” in the subject line.

Submission Deadline: extended to September 23rd, 2013

Award: At the conference, members of the ISSoTL Awards Committee will circulate among the poster sessions with presenters who asked to be considered for the award in order to adjudicate the sessions. The award will be presented at the closing of the ISSoTL conference. Applicants are encouraged to attend the closing of the conference but will still be eligible for the award, regardless of their attendance at the closing of the conference. The award includes a certificate, acknowledgement on the ISSoTL website, and a one-year complimentary membership to ISSoTL.

Date of Award Notification: At the closing of the ISSoTL conference.

Judging Criteria for posters and presentations
• Was the question/hypothesis/objective stated clearly?
• Was the approach/method for answering the question stated clearly and was it appropriate to the study?
• Were the results clearly stated and placed in their appropriate context?
• Did the author effectively communicate the significance of the results?
• Did the author illustrate the connection of their work to the goals and purpose of ISSOTL?
• Does the work make a reasonable contribution and/or extend our knowledge?
• How well was the contribution to the field conceptualised/theorised?