TLSD Call for Proposals
The 2013 TLSD conference committee will accept proposals in the following areas:
Track 1: Social Responsibility – This track will present curriculum, programs and activities aimed at engaging students in their local and global communities and a focus on social change. Sample topics include service learning projects and programs; internship, externship, and experiential learning opportunities within the curriculum; international programs, social and restorative justice work in and out of the classroom, efforts to engage students in active citizenship, conduct protocol as it relates to education, community standards, and civility, and co-curricular activities designed to increase students' levels of social awareness and participation.
Track 2: Democratic and Inclusive Pedagogies – This track will showcase pedagogies and programs seeking to make higher education more inclusive and engaging for all students. Sample topics may be inclusive teaching strategies aimed at specific populations such as Universal Design, best practices for including student voice in administration and policy decisions, curricular and engagement activities recognizing the importance of multiple world views, and student learning outcomes that focus on participation in a public democracy in both curricular and co-curricular contexts.
Track 3: Developing Leaders – Sessions offered in this track will highlight effective programs and activities that place students in leadership roles on campus and within the community. Sample topics include leadership development theory and practice, peer mentoring and supplemental instruction programs, conduits for student leadership such as particular experiences or curriculum, as well as programs that promote student leaders within specific academic programs
How to Submit Your Proposal:
Proposals must be submitted online using the electronic form provided below.
Submission Deadline: December 13, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: February 1, 2013
Proposals will be scored on the following criteria:
- Clarity and appeal of title, abstract, and presentation plan
- Indication of learning outcomes derived from topic
- Degree of collaboration with colleagues
- Appropriateness of topic to the conference areas
- Likelihood of broad interest in topic
Phil Sisson, Provost and Vice President of Academic and student Affairs, at Sissonp@middlesex.mass.edu/781-280-3571
Pam Flaherty, Dean of Students/Chief Student Affairs Officer, at Flahertyp@middlesex.mass.edu/781-280-3631.
TLSD 2013 Call for Proposals Form