Please note that in the interest of all concerned, these events will not take place in May 2020 and have been postponed until further noticed.

 

 

Proposals are welcomed from academic staff, SI coordinators, SI leaders, researchers, administrators, and other Teaching and Learning professionals.

 

PROPOSALS

Session proposals are invited for Concurrent Sessions, Paper Presentations, Workshops, Panel Discussions and Poster Sessions on topics addressing peer collaborative learning. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

• Supplemental Instruction (SI)
• Peer learning models similar to SI (Tutoring, Mentoring, etc)
• Adaptations of SI with different names: Mandatory, Extended Studies, Online, etc.  

• Best Practices
• SI Research/Evaluation/ Impact Studies

Quality proposals that sufficiently address these topics and the conference theme are welcomed for review.

 

TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS 

 

  1. Poster presentation: Posters will be displayed for the full duration of the conference supplemented by specific slots (40 min).  These sessions allow informal interaction with a large number of conference delegates. Poster sessions are presented in the form of an exhibit and delivered through the use of poster display and handout materials. The poster session host should expect to make brief remarks, share information, and answer questions about the presentation topic.
  2. Session presentation: These sessions will allow presenters to share research findings, current research and best practices related to the conference scope and theme.  Each presenter will be allocated a 30 minute timeslot.

 

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

Proposals must be submitted in electronic format (send as a Microsoft Word document or as a PDF file). All poster proposals must be sent on or before 23 March 2020 (Registration deadline is 3 April 2020). You are strongly encouraged to submit proposals as soon as possible. Since the conference program must be finalized and presenters notified in time for preconference coordination, late proposals will not be accepted.

Send to liesl.smith@mandela.ac.za  with the following subject line:  Proposal Name Surname (e.g. Proposal Jane Green). If more than one person is presenting then only include the name of the main presenter.  Notifications will be emailed on a rolling basis up until 26 March 2020***.

***If your institution requires you to know your proposal acceptance status prior to these dates, please alert us to this information when you submit your proposal, and we will happily work with you to expedite this process.

Unfortunately, because of budgetary restrictions, it is not possible to offer an honorarium or to waive registration fees for program presenters. Presenters not registered by the registration deadline (3 April 2020) will have their presentation removed from the conference program.

When two or more people are presenting, the contact presenter is responsible for notifying all co-presenters of the status of the proposal. No session selected for the conference should have its content significantly changed once accepted. Presenters are responsible for providing session handouts.

The conference organisers will consider balance in the range of topics, level of expertise and interests covered when accepting proposals.

 

Please include the following information when submitting your proposal:

1. Presenter  - Include your name, institution, office mailing address, telephone, fax, and email. If there is more than one presenter, the first name should be the contact person. List names in the order in which they should appear in the printed conference program. For each additional person, provide: name, institution, telephone number, and email address. The contact presenter will be responsible for informing co-presenters of the status of the proposal. This person should also inform the conference committee of any address changes or other variances related to the proposal.

2. Type of Session  - Indicate only one: Presentation Session or Poster Session

3. Title of Session  - Use a title that reflects the content. The title is important for attracting participants to your session. Only the title, the name of the presenter(s), and institutional affiliation(s) will appear in the daily schedule section of the conference program booklet. Choose a title that will be clear to the intended audience. Lengthy titles may be edited by the conference committee.

4. Summary- Type a 50-word (maximum) summary. If your proposal is accepted, this summary will appear in the conference program. It should be written in the third person future tense (e.g. “The presenter will begin with…).

5. Abstract- Create a 350-500 word session abstract. Describe the objectives and content of your presentation. Include your assumptions, rationale, techniques, or ideas; a summary of evaluation procedures and anticipated or actual results; and any research relevant to your presentation, which may in the form of a brief bibliography. Please include a description of how you will involve participants if applicable.

6. Audiovisual Needs- The room will be equipped with an LCD projector, screen, laptop computer and flipchart with paper.  If you have additional needs, please contact us.

 

Proposal queries and submission: liesl.smith@mandela.ac.za