Proposal Submission Information

UPDATED Submission Deadline: December 1, 2016

The proposal deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting proposals.

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Poster Presentations 

Poster board dimensions are 3′ 8″ (1.1 meters) high x 3′ 8″ (1.1 meters) wide, please make sure your printed poster will fit within these dimensions. Pushpins to facilitate display will be provided for your use. 

Panel and Workshop Presentations

The conference will provide a large screen and projector for each conference room.  Free WIFI is available in conference and hotel rooms.  Presenters are responsible for providing their own laptop computer and handouts. If you use a Mac computer please remember to bring your own adapter for the overhead projector.


Call for Proposals
We are inviting proposals for panels, workshops, round table discussions, and poster sessions. Collaborative proposals from students with faculty/staff sponsorship are also encouraged. All sessions must be designed to be interactive and proposals should include a description of how the presenter intends to engage participants. Ideally presenters will model engaged pedagogy while they are presenting. For example, presenters will engage their participants in hands-on practice of the methods discussed or facilitate small group discussions.

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. A panel must include more than one presenter but not exceed four presenters.

Concurrent session workshops offer an opportunity for hands-on work on a SOTL question, course design, teaching practice 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 pedagogy.

Roundtable discussion sessions are an opportunity to have an in-depth discussion about a topic you are passionate about or newly interested in. Roundtables are small group discussions (seated around a table).  Roundtable presenters should bring targeted questions to pose to others. Roundtables are an ideal format for networking, sharing resources, and engaging in in-depth discussion on a particular topic.

Interactive poster presentations will be a central component of this conference. This year’s conference will showcase posters in a space that allows a large number of participants to engage with each poster presenter. Therefore, proposals for posters which take up important and timely topics related to the conference tracks are encouraged. Poster presentations are particularly useful for presenting emerging work and preliminary attempts at SoTL and may also be an excellent means of engaging in detailed dialogue about completed projects. Poster stands and materials for displaying the posters will be provided.


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Conference proposals due online: Thursday, December 1, 2016

Proposal notifications to presenters: TBD

Participation confirmation due back from all presenters: TBD (ample time will be provided for materials to be submitted to meet the Spring Conference online program deadline.)

Proposal Categories

Proposal Categories Include:

  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in All Learning Environments
  • Online, Blended/ Hybrid, and Face to Face Learning Environments: With a Focus on Innovation and responsiveness to changes in student learning and society
  • Evidence-based strategies for facilitating student learning
  • Effective interactive learning methods
  • Impactful approached for inclusive excellence
  • Meaningful engagement of students in high impact practices (

The Planning Committee for the 2017 UW System Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning looks forward to an exciting statewide conference focusing attention on the outstanding accomplishments and commitment of faculty, instructional staff, instructional designers, learning technologists, and students throughout the University of Wisconsin System.