Call for Questions
Present a Question in 10 minutes or less around the theme
Building Success Through an Ethic of Care
How to Submit a Question Proposal
- Download the interactive proposal form
- Complete the form (see examples of topics below). If you fill in the interactive proposal form using Adobe Reader, version 8.0 or greater, then you should be able to Save the form on your computer.
- E-mail the completed proposal form to Mary Kay Englen at firstname.lastname@example.org drop off the form in the Staff Development mailbox in the Admin Building Mail Room.
- DEADLINE for submission has been extended to: Monday, January 14, 2013.
Question Topic Examples
This year we are looking for question-shops on the following 3 areas, with the items below meant to provoke your imagination.
Research Based Methods for Improving Student Success
through Caring Practices
- Best practices for giving feedback to students
- Research on achieving student equity through developing a caring community
- Emotional intelligence in the classroom to foster student success
A Reason to Get out of Bed:
Building a Community We All Want to Be Part Of
- Naming Elephants
- Building Trust
- Moving from a Driven to a Passionate institution
Balancing work and play: Self Care Health and Wellness
- Tai Chi, folk dancing, story telling
- Creating balance in a time of chaos
- Beyond Check out or Burn Out- bringing our whole self to work
For more information, contact Cynthia Kaufman, Director Institute of Community and Civic Engagement and Partners in Learning Coordinator at email@example.com or 408.864.8739.
Below is a sample proposal that was submitted and accepted last year. The conference committee shares this as an example of one way to submit your proposal. As you prepare your submission, please contact anyone on the conference planning committee. We would be happy to answer any questions and to work with you as you prepare your proposal.
Learning Courage in the Context of Fear.
How can we help our students develop skills to embrace their fears and vulnerabilities so they are able to bring their courage and convictions to life in the new millennium?"
This 10-12 minute talk will explore fear as a signal for action. I will argue that training students to recognize, acknowledge, understand, and finally work with their fear is an essential component to their training as active critical thinkers and problem solvers. Student-centered problem-based learning requires that students not only develop an awareness of their own feelings of dissonance and the motivation to take action, but that they develop active skills to bring their convictions and solutions to life. Central to these skills is personal courage.