Millennial Learning: Teaching in the 21st Century
Thank you for your proposal submissions. Proposal notification will
be sent out in February 2009.
The 2009 Lilly Conferences will highlight how to design, facilitate,
and assess learning environments that support and enrich student
learning in the 21st century: Millennial Learning: Teaching in the
21st Century. The conference aims to highlight sound pedagogical
practice that is grounded in research on learning and teaching and
emphasizes practice-based work.
participants represent a range of academic disciplines and institutions.
Appropriate session topics address aspects of learning and teaching
that apply across instructional contexts and disciplines: For example,
student engagement, academic integrity, writing, collaborative learning,
assessment of student work, online and hybrid instruction, peer
teaching, service learning, reflective practice, inclusive teaching,
and documentation of teaching as scholarly work.
We invite proposals
for the following interactive presentation formats:
practice poster presentations
It is possible
that the committee may ask 75-minute proposal presenters to convert
their sessions to a 60-minute session, or a poster as program needs
suggest. Due to the number of proposals anticipated and the time
and space limitations of the conference, it is probable that each
presenter will be limited to one session on the conference program.
You may submit only two proposals, and you may be lead presenter
for only one of these proposals. Posters and roundtable discussions
are included in this two-session limit.
are invited to submit proposals. The deadline for proposal submission
is December 15, 2008. Confirmation of accepted proposals will be
sent by the end of January 2009.
a Strong Proposal: Guidelines for Interactive, Applied Sessions
participants expect to be actively involved in the sessions they
attend. They value exchange of teaching ideas with colleagues and
opportunities to apply the session content to their disciplinary
contexts. The sessions are intended to model learner-centered teaching
methods that we are committed to using in our classes.
your instructional topic clearly and provide a framework for your
work, e.g., research basis, goals, implementation, findings, and
assessment: Session Description (100 words maximum)
concrete learning outcomes for participants and describe the session
activities and plan for interaction. Please model learner-centered
practices: Session Goals and Activities (for poster
session please focus on how the content will be presented)
citations of literature and research relevant
to session topic using APA format (150 words maximum).
- Please follow
the submission instructions carefully! We are unable
to accept proposals for peer review that provide insufficient
information to evaluate the quality of the proposal;
lack of information prevents reviewers from making informed decisions.
Evaluation Criteria: all proposals undergo blind peer review
- Clarity and
coherence of the session title, goals, activities, and description
(100-word description to be printed in program schedule). For
example, does a proposed session on group-based learning include
group activities? Is the proposal contextualized within relevant
research on learning and teaching?
to new or innovative practices for learning and teaching or research
in higher education.
of literature and research pertinent to proposal topic.
that the session will be conducted in an interactive format with
participants engaged in activities other than purely listening
(poster session exempt).
Conferences are learning communities where each member of the community,
both presenter and participant, is a valued contributor, proposal
submission represents a commitment to present the session if the
proposal is accepted, and to participate in the entire conference.
Presenters commit to arranging for alternate session presentation
in case of unanticipated schedule conflict.
including co-presenters, need to register for the conference. If
you have any questions about proposal submission, please contact
Gabriele Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302/831-2914.
deadline for submitting a proposal is December 15, 2008.
Confirmation of accepted proposals will be sent out by the end of
If you have
any questions about your proposal entry, or about the submission
process, please contact Gabriele Bauer at email@example.com or 302/831-2914.