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Ryerson Faculty Conference on May 18, 2017

Call for proposals will open second week of February.

Individuals are invited to submit proposals -

Presentation (50 minutes)
An individual or group led discussion or interactive demonstration on a topic related to the scholarship of teaching and learning, or a learning project related to the conference themes.

Posters
A poster describing a topic, innovation or research related to the conference themes.

Notes

  1. Submissions are peer reviewed by faculty reviewers.
  2. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words.
  3. The criteria for submission review and selection include -
    • Clarity and coherence of submission
    • Clarity of objectives and learning outcomes
    • Contribution to scholarship and/or innovative educational practice
    • Presentation approach and the level of participant engagement
    • Relevance and usefulness to the intended audience
    • Relevance to the conference theme

Please direct questions to Amira Rezkalla, Program Assistant.amira.rezkalla@ryerson.ca

Author Guidelines

All abstracts must be submitted electronically to the Learning and Teaching Office via the online submission form (will be available second week of February). Please follow all submission guidelines.

Contact Information

The first author/presenter will be considered the contact for all further communications. It is up to this author to inform co-presenters of abstract submission outcomes. The first author must provide their full name, institutional position, institution, department, email address (required) and telephone number. This author must also indicate the number of co-presenters who are going to present or are listed as authors on the session. For each co-presenter, their name and department must be provided. You may provide information for up to 10 co-presenters.

Session Description

Indicate whether you are submitting a poster, or presentation. You will be required to place your abstract in the space provided. The maximum number of words for this abstract is 250.

  • For the poster session, abstracts should indicate the purpose of the session, methods to be used in the session, expected outcomes of the session and what the participants should learn from the session.
  • For the concurrent sessions, abstracts should indicate the purpose of the poster, methods used in developing concepts or research, outcomes and conclusions.

 

Technology

Available technology is the standard presentation technology found in the classroom. We regret that we cannot take personal AV orders beyond the technology in the PTEC classrooms. Please be sure to bring your presentation on a memory stick, for easy access to the technology. Presentation technology will not be provided for the poster session.

Communication

Your submission will be peer reviewed by two independent reviewers. Outcomes of this review will be emailed to the first author/presenter. We regret that we can only email the first presenter and thus the first presenter should inform all co-presenters of the outcomes.

Concurrent Sessions

  1. All rooms are equipped with full PT podiums. If you are using a Mac laptop and would like to connect it to the podium, please bring your own adapter.
  2. Please bring your markers with you, we will have markers on site if needed.
  3. Volunteer moderators (graduate students) will be available for your session - they will do the introductions of those who are presenting also will act as a time keeper.
  4. If you wish to have your session evaluated by those attending, please bring your own evaluation forms with you.
  5. The concurrent sessions are 50 minutes only, please manage the timing of your presentation.

Poster Session

The Ryerson Faculty Conference Committee warmly invites all in attendance to the Poster Presentations and Cocktail Reception.

This session will give everyone attending the conference the opportunity to meet you and see your posters. Here's the basic information you need to plan your poster.

Display tables will be rectangular and have enough space to display two Posters Tables will generally be shared by two presenters. We will provide 36" x 48" presentation boards, which fold into three panel sections.  

For guidance in preparing your poster, download our handout on Creating an Academic Poster [pdf].

For more information, check out Creating Effective Poster Presentations.

Be innovative. Look for a different approach to the poster presentation while staying within the spirit of the conference theme. Use text sparingly and consider more graphic and visual forms of communication. If you wish to provide a more detailed text, consider a handout, electronic mailing list, or other forms of extension.

Be interactive. Explore ways beyond the traditional 'conversation at the table' to involve participants in active learning and promote interaction with your poster. Identify learning outcomes and plan interactions that will foster the achievement of those outcomes. Some possibilities from recent conferences include interactive "draw-on" posters, encouraging additions by sticky-note, including puzzles or participant challenges to your poster.

All posters presented at the conference will be considered for The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education Poster Competition and will be eligible to receive The G. Raymond Chang Trophy.

 

Past Faculty Conferences

See our archived page for the 2016 conference.