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Call for Proposals

The Teaching International Students Research Group is no longer accepting proposals for the Research Symposium. Thank you to all those who submitted, the team looks forward to reading your response. If you are interested in joining us on the day of the event, please register to attend here. 

We encourage proposal submissions for Concurrent Scholarship Sharing SessionsConcurrent Scholarship Sharing Sessions will take place on the first day of the Research Symposium. A double-blind process will be used to evaluate submissions. We hope to see a wide variety of research to enrich our participants' knowledge of teaching diverse international students in open or online learning environments.  Each presentation will be approximately 25 minutes (15 minutes for presentation, ten minutes for discussion), with similar papers grouped by topic. The Research Symposium will be using Microsoft Teams to present the Concurrent Scholarship Sharing Sessions.

The Research Symposium planning committee will be posting final papers in our Symposium Conference Proceedings, which will be published online in the Scholarship at UWindsor open access depository for conferences and conference proceedings.  Selected high-quality papers (6-8), representing a range of topical perspectives as well as a broad scope of institutions/geographies, will be published in a special edition of the Journal of Teaching and Learning. Papers presented at the Symposium may also be eligible for inclusion in the in-progress IGI Global published book, Successful Teaching Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse International Students.

Submission Requirements 

  • We welcome proposals from faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students from any educational institution (e.g., elementary, secondary, post-secondary).
  • The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, March 19, 2021. 
  • Proposals must be between 200-300 words. 
  • Proposals may be research-based, practice-based, conceptual-based, or any combination. 
    • Research-based: Individuals engaged in conducting research related to the Research Symposium theme.
    • Practice-based: Individuals who are looking to share practices, strategies, and examples from their teaching experiences related to the Research Symposium theme.
    • Conceptual-based: Individuals who have developed an approach that moves away from subject-specific content and instead emphasizes "big ideas" that span multiple subject areas or disciplines.
  • Individuals may present in one session only, although they could be authors in more than one session. 
  • Please remove any names from your proposal, as the review process is blind. 
  • Ensure that your session will be relevant to people from a variety of disciplines. 
  • Consider reporting on two to three main takeaways from your work. 

Evaluation Criteria 

  • The relevance of the proposal to the Research Symposium theme
  • The extent to which the proposal:
    • deepens understanding/awareness of issues relating to open or online teaching
    •  is situated within the relevant literature or promising practices
    • is relevant to people across academic disciplines.
  • Overall clarity of proposal.