Call for Proposals: 2021 Teaching and Learning Symposium

Theme: Celebrating Faculty Success and Resilience
Friday, February 26, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

About the Teaching and Learning Symposium
The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) invites NC State faculty and professional staff to submit virtual roundtable discussion and poster proposals for the 2021 Teaching and Learning Symposium, which will be held virtually via Zoom (Registration coming soon). 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)/DBER (Discipline-based Educational Research), faculty innovations in teaching, inclusive teaching, faculty resilience, creating community and well-being, and trauma-informed teaching.

Types of submissions welcome

Important Dates
Submission deadline: December 16, 2020
Acceptance notification: January 15, 2021
Digital poster submission due: February 12, 2021
Presenter test session and Q&A: February 19, 2021

Description of Submission Types and Criteria for Acceptance

Virtual Roundtables
Roundtable discussions are 30 minute interactive sessions designed to promote discussion and sharing of ideas. The sessions are informal in nature and designed to promote conversation and insights among participants. This is an ideal format for exploring new ideas, new strategies, and current issues in teaching and learning. Roundtable presenters may begin with a short presentation or activity to orient participants, with the remaining time devoted to discussion. Handouts are encouraged but optional. Proposals of 100-250 words are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Proposals should describe the nature of the session, at least one specific strategy that will be used to engage participants, and promote dialog and include one foundational reference from the literature. Please submit your abstract here:

Digital Posters
For this category, we are looking for a static or dynamic digital artifact that will be shared virtually in a breakout room with participants. Poster proposal abstracts should succinctly summarize the poster content. Teaching and learning-related 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). Proposals of 100-250 words are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Please submit your virtual poster abstract here

First authors will receive a notification of poster acceptance by January 15, 2021. 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.

Once accepted, presenters should submit a pdf of their final poster to by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021.

Outstanding Poster Award
A panel including members of NC State’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers will select a poster for an Outstanding Poster Award. The winner will be announced during the lunch program at Symposium starting at 11:30 a.m.

Questions may be directed to