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Symposium 2015 Proposals

We welcome proposals from a variety of post-secondary institutions across B.C.

Approximately 15-20 proposals will be accepted for Strand A & B,  and 10-15 proposals for Strand C.  All proposals will be assessed by the program committee, according to a scoring rubric.  To assist you, here are some exemplary proposals from last year.

Deadline for proposals:  Now Closed 


Tip: Compose your responses offline and then paste to corresponding web form sections when you are ready to submit.

Session Proposal

Proposal Strand Type (A, B, or C) – see below

Title of Proposal

Name(s) of Presenters

Contact Information: Email

Contact Information: Phone Number

Phone Extension


Institution Name

Proposal Description (Include a description that will be printed in the Symposium’s Program as per the strand type instructions - applies to ALL Strands: 250 words max)

Research Literature Connection: Share any literature references or a short summary of the investigated literature components (applies to BOTH Strand A and C: 1 or more references)

Engaging Participants: Share a brief description of how you will engage participants and provide interactivity in your presentation (applies to STRAND A and B: 3-4 sentences)

Session Requirements: (Data projector, Internet, Chart Paper, Markers etc.) - applies to STRAND A and B

Once you submit your proposal you will receive a confirmation email.


Important dates to note:

  • Proposals reviewed by planning committee: Monday, Sep. 28 – Monday, Oct. 5. 2015
  • Email notification to presenters (acceptance/decline): by Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
  • Confirmation from presenters of attendance: Friday, Oct. 16 2015



Strand A: Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching & Learning Practice

(50 minutes: Presentation + Engagement Format)

This strand is for participants to present an active or completed inquiry into their practice. It may provide an overview of an entire study or focus on individual elements such as approaches to data gathering and analysis, the utility and impact of technologies, or other methodologies. Presentations must include engagement by participants. Proposals must include the question(s) being investigated, summary of relevant literature, and project overview (see the Proposal Evaluation Rubric). Max 250 words. 

Strand B: Success Stories from Teaching & Learning Practice

(50 minutes: Presentation + Engagement Format)

This strand is for participants to share what’s working in their higher education classrooms:  what ideas, (high-impact) practices, strategies, techniques, methods, assignments,  activities, tools, and/or resources are helping students learn?  Presentations in this strand focus on implementation of  successful practices and sharing what is working for student learning. Presenters are encouraged to engage participants in active learning sessions and provide resources that will help others to adopt successful practices.  Max 250 words.

Strand C: Research Bites: 3 minutes, 3 slides

(3 minutes, 3 Slides)

This strand is an opportunity for participants to present their work around scholarly teaching practice or research on the scholarship of teaching and learning in three minutes! Short and sweet are the important factors here. This strand allows presenters to share a description of a scholarly teaching practice investigation, highlight informal or formal research findings, pose inquiry questions you’d like to investigate or seek feedback on a scholarly inquiry investigation. Presenters have three minutes and a maximum of three PowerPoint slides to present the basic components. There will be up to 15 presenters in this rapid-fire session followed by a networking follow-up session where participants can approach you to discuss your ‘bite’ topic.

Proposals for this session must include a paragraph outlining the topic, a potential question for discussion, and include a couple references to the literature.  Max 250 words.