​​​​​​​​​​​​Call for Proposals​

Extended Deadline is Monday, May 20, 2019

Excel @ Teaching 2019: Beyond the Talking Head

In its fifth year, Excel @ Teaching is a one-day conference that promotes dialog about teaching and learning. It is a place to exchange practical strategies, discuss pedagogical approaches, and learn about the latest classroom innovations. Excel @ Teaching is a robust High Quality Professional Development activity for individuals seeking tenure and promotion.

The organizing committee invites you to submit an original proposal for this year's conference. Proposals are due MAY 20.
Proposal topics might include, but are not limited to:
  • Using Games, Gadgets and Food 
  • Teaching Hacks 
  • Flipped Classrooms that Work
  • Teaching Outside the Classroom 
  • Redesigning Your Teaching Tools
  • Promoting Experiential Learning 
  • Developing Student Voices 
  • Supporting Non-traditional Learners



  1. Individual presentations: 15 minutes in length. These will be combined into a panel of like presentations by the Program Committee. 
  2. Group presentations: 45 minutes in length. These will be made up of three or more presenters addressing a central topic or theme. Presentations may be (but are not limited to) oral papers, performances, demonstrations, discussions, etc. Regardless, they must be designed with best teaching practices and specific learning goals in mind.
  3. Posters: Presenters share their teaching innovations and concepts via a poster board.
  4. Engaged Learning Workshop: 45-minute sessions intended for active or experiential learning, invention, and problem-solving activities. Facilitators should have specific learning goal(s) in mind and have an exercise planned. Audience participation is expected.​


1. Proposals for Individual Presentations, Group Presentations, Posters, or Engaged Learning Workshops must be submitted electronically (below) by May 20.
2. Proposal titles should clearly indicate the proposal topic and are limited to 15 words.
3. All proposals must clearly state the focus, content, and purpose of your session. Proposals must also identify specific learning goals for participants and how those goals will be achieved. What will participants take away from the session? How will you make this happen? For Group Presentations: Please explain the session's individual presentations and how they relate to the group's overarching theme or concept. For Engaged Learning Workshops: Please explain how the audience will be engaged or participate during the session. What is the activity? How does it achieve the learning goals? 
4. Individual Presentation and Poster proposals are not to exceed 300 words. Group Presentation and Engaged Learning Workshop proposals are not to exceed 450 words.
5. The program committee is solely responsible for selecting proposals.


Notification of proposal decisions will be sent via email by May 31, 2019.