Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now Closed.

The Teaching Professor Conference provides a thought-provoking and stimulating forum for educators of all disciplines and experience levels to share practical ideas and best practices that advance college teaching and learning. 

Confirmation of accepted proposals will be sent by January 16, 2024.

Selected presenters are responsible for their own conference registration, lodging, travel arrangements, and duplication of session handouts. Selected presenters receive the $779 lowest published rate regardless of deadline.

All submissions go through a blind, peer-review process by our advisory board. Members use the following rubrics to evaluate proposals. Because this is a blind review process, anonymity must be maintained in the proposal or it will be automatically excluded. (Please do not include your name or institution within the session information.)

Rubric for 60-Minute and 20-Minute Sessions

Criteria Poor Moderate  Excellent
1 2 3 4 5
Relevance: Addresses ideas, topics, or practices that are highly relevant and significant to teaching and learning at the university level.
Evidence: Cites previous scholarly work and integrates theory and/or quantitative or qualitative assessment data. The presentation does not rest on the presenter’s experience.
Action: Offers content applicable to a variety of disciplines and campus sizes by sharing innovative and creative thinking. Proposal covers new ground or is a significant advancement or application of well-documented practice.
Appropriate: The session proposal is likely to accomplish the stated outcomes. It is appropriate for the track selected by the presenter.
Presentation: The session is engaging and interactive. It includes the thoughtful use of active learning and engagement activities synergistic with the proposed content and session goals.

Rubric for 90-Minute Poster Session

Criteria Poor   Moderate   Excellent
1 2 3 4 5
Is the topic appropriate for this conference?
Audience: Is the topic relevant to a broad range of disciplines, students and/or institutional settings?
Overall Proposal Quality: Writing, organization, originality.