Call for Proposals: 2020 Teaching and Learning Symposium

The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) invites NC State faculty and professional staff to submit session, roundtable, and poster proposals for the 2020 Teaching and Learning Symposium. Proposals can deal with a wide variety of topics, including teaching with technology, innovative pedagogical techniques, creativity in teaching and learning, SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning), Scholarship of Community Engagement projects, inclusive teaching, sustainability in teaching, and more.

Session Proposals

Proposals for 55 minute sessions should include an abstract of no more than 500 words that includes the session title, session summary, and a detailed outline of the session including how you will engage participants. Ideal sessions are constructed in a workshop style where participants come away with increased knowledge or skill in a topic related to teaching and learning. Proposals should be submitted at by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2020.

Roundtable Proposals

Roundtable discussions are 30 minute sessions aimed at audiences of 8 to 10 attendees seated around a table (Additional seats may be moved to your table). This is an ideal format for small groups to explore topics and questions related to Teaching and Learning and to network with other attendees. Roundtable presenters typically lead a 15-minute presentation or small group activity, followed by 15 minutes of discussion and feedback. Handouts with key takeaways and references are encouraged! Roundtables do not have any equipment provided – if needed, battery operated laptops should be provided by presenters. Proposals of no more than 250 words are due at by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2020.

Poster Proposals

Poster proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words that succinctly summarizes the poster content. Posters that have been presented in other venues within the past year can be considered (please note where and when the poster has previously been presented). Submissions are due at by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Proposals will be reviewed for relevance to Teaching and Learning.

First authors will receive a notification of poster acceptance by January 15, 2020. Due to the anticipated number of submissions, the Office of Faculty Development will only be able to contact the First Author regarding each poster. The First Author will be responsible for passing along pertinent information to any co-authors, including deadlines, acceptance decisions, and logistics information about the poster session.

*Outstanding Poster Award*

A panel including members of NC State’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers will select a poster for an Outstanding Poster Award. Once accepted, presenters who wish for their poster to be considered for the Outstanding Poster Award should submit a pdf of their final poster to by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020.

Outstanding Poster Criteria

About the Teaching and Learning Symposium

The Teaching and Learning Symposium will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020, at the McKimmon Center. The poster session will take place from 11:00 A.M. – 2:15 P.M. The Teaching and Learning Symposium will also include concurrent sessions, roundtables, awarding of Core Teaching Certifications, and a keynote address and book signing by Dr. Thomas J. Tobin (with buffet lunch provided). We encourage NC State faculty to mark their calendars to attend this day-long teaching and learning event (9:30 A.M. – 3:15 P.M.).

Questions may be directed to Jonathan Holloway (