STLHE 2020: Celebrating 40 Years
The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) is pleased to partner with the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Algonquin College, and Collège La Cité to host the 2020 Annual Conference at the Shaw Convention Centre in beautiful downtown Ottawa from June 9 –12, 2020.
We invite you to participate in the 2020 STLHE Annual Conference. This year’s conference theme is Celebrating 40 Years: A Year of Celebration.
Submissions are now closed. *Proposals are now in the review stage.
We hope to see you in Ottawa this summer to celebrate 40 years of STLHE!
In 2020, STLHE will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its annual conference and kick off a year of celebration leading up to the 40th anniversary of the creation of STLHE in 2021. There are many anniversaries within the society and our membership, and we are hoping to celebrate with all of you throughout the coming year!
Submissions are welcome from all sectors of higher education, including educational developers, SoTL researchers, post-secondary instructors, students, administrators, and any other groups interested in presenting at STLHE.
Multiple Proposals by the Same Author
Each attendee may propose one pre-conference workshop as either the primary presenter or co-presenter. Additionally, each attendee may submit up to two other proposals as either the primary presenter or co-presenter for main conference sessions.
Language of Proposals
The 2020 conference organizing committee is committed to ensuring that our conference is as bilingual as possible. The program committee welcomes submissions written in English or French. Presentations may be made in French, English or bilingual. The conference organizing committee encourages bilingual sessions in which all participants will be able to understand and interact in both languages. Consider, for instance, PPT slides in one language and the presentation in the other language or presenting in both languages. Submissions will be in the language, or languages that they are presented at the conference.
Session Objectives and Participant Outcomes
Poor: The session objectives and participant outcomes are not stated in the proposal.
Fair: The session objectives and participant outcomes are implied in the proposal.
Good: The session objectives are stated and the proposal articulates what participants will know or be able to do as a result of participating in the session.
Excellent: The session objectives and participant outcomes are well articulated in the proposal. It is clear how they will guide the participants’ session selection.
Contribution to the Conference and/or to the field of Higher Education
Poor: The topic of the proposal is not current or appropriate to higher education and/or the audience. It is outside the scope of the conference.
Fair: The topic of the proposal may not be current, but it addresses some important issues in higher education. It may be a session worth attending.
Good: The topic of the proposal is current and appropriate to higher education and audience. It is probably a session worth attending.
Excellent: The topic is cutting-edge, relevant and highly significant to higher education. It is definitely a session worth attending or recommending to others.
Informed by Theory, Research, and/or Practice
Poor: The proposal is vaguely connected to theory, research, and/or practice in higher education.
Fair: The proposal is vaguely connected to theory, research, and/or practice in higher education.
Good: The proposal is well connected to theory, research, and/or practice in higher education.
Excellent: The proposal makes contributions to the development of theory, research, and/or practice in higher education.
Elements of Engagement
Poor: The proposal includes minimal or no elements of engagement to actively involve participants.
Fair: The proposal includes some elements of engagement, but the session is for the most part more informative than interactive.
Good: The proposal includes several elements of engagement, but could have more variety in terms of the active learning strategies.
Excellent: The session is highly participatory and includes a variety of active learning strategies to engage the participants throughout the session.
To submit your session proposal, you will first need to create a User Account on the Conftool platform. This platform is accessible at the following link:
Please note that submissions will be accepted using Conftool ONLY.
Please contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the platform.
Submissions will close January 15, 2020.