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Member Call for Proposals, Virtual Brown Bag Workshop Series, Spring 2023

Deadline Friday December 9, 2022

Theme for the 2022-2023: Authentic Learning – Developing Students as Independent Thinkers

The spring 2023 series dates are:

  • February 10, 2023 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • March 3, 2023 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • May 23, 2023 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Authentic learning opportunities often take place in the form of what the AAC&U terms “high impact practices“. These practices are based on evidence of significant educational benefits for students who participate in them – including and especially those from demographic groups historically underserved by higher education. They take many different forms, depending on learner characteristics and on institutional priorities and contexts. (Adapted from: Authentic Learning | Teaching & Learning Resource Hub, UNH)

The facilitator(s) (up to 3) will receive a $500 honorarium following the workshop and free registration for the spring series. We would especially appreciate submissions from presenters who can connect how the teaching practice they are focusing on in their workshop contributes to increased equity for historically marginalized students, and who can speak to participants from a wide range of institutions with differing missions and student populations.

We invite proposals focused on this year’s theme such as, but not limited to:

  • Experiential learning
  • Project based learning
  • Problem based learning
  • ePortfolios
  • Service Learning
  • Civic Engagement
  • Community engaged learning
  • Student Research
  • Reflection for learning
  • Global learning

Important notes before you submit your proposal:

  • These workshops will be held on Zoom, and therefore will require strong online design and facilitation skills. 
  • Proposals should clearly explain how the topic connects to the 2022-2023 theme, anticipated learning outcomes, how learners will be engaged in the session, and the underlying research base. 
  • You will be asked in your proposal submission to share a link to a 3 – 5 minute video snapshot of your workshop.
  • Facilitators should have practical and clear learning and skills outcomes, and be based within an area in which you have expertise.
  • Workshops should be designed as opportunities for participants to learn how to design authentic learning experiences for their students, not to learn about your program per se.
  • While you may express your preference for a specific date, we may assign you the date that makes the most sense for sequencing the workshops, so please mark all of them on your calendar.

Proposal Submission Form

Before you begin!! You will be asked in the proposal submission form to share a link to a 3 – 5 minute video snapshot of your workshop – please prepare this before opening the form.

Link to proposal form