FALCON Conference

Call for Proposals

The FALCON Planning Committee is asking your assistance in creating a lively and interactive program for this year’s conference. We are currently requesting proposals for dynamic, interactive presentations which reflect this year's theme of "Mapping the Terrain:  Our Role as Teachers.” We are also accepting proposals for poster presentations. 

We are currently accepting proposals for 75 minute presentations for two thematic tracks:  Track One: Teaching Track: focuses on issues relating to the core of teaching and learning – student motivation, classroom participation, syllabus construction, relevant lessons from the past, etc.  Track Two: Technology Track:  focuses on issues relating to the changing nature of academe – evolving classroom environment, technology related teaching and learning issues, e-books, Blackboard/Oncourse, etc.

Poster presentation proposals may cut across either track.  All accepted poster submissions will be considered for the Outstanding Poster Presentation Award and will be eligible for an invitation to the SoTL 101 Pre-Conference on Friday, November 9, 2013 from 9:00am- 12:00pm.

The review process will be completed as swiftly as possible with the intention of notifying presenters of programming decisions by May 31, 2013.

As you develop your presentation or poster proposal, we suggest that you create your draft submission in a word processing program and be prepared to provide the following:

  • Name, institution, department, campus address, work telephone, and email for yourself and/or co-presenter(s)
  • Title (maximum of 15 words)
  • 100 word abstract of the presentation or poster (to appear in the conference registration materials, program, website, and conference phone app)
  • References from which your presentation or poster is supported
  • For presentation proposals, identify which track your proposal best fits:  Teaching or Technology
  • For presentation proposals, identify 3-5 Presentation Objectives
  • For presentation proposals, provide a session description (Maximum of 500 words) elaborating on how your presentation engages the audience.

Please note that once you have written your proposal abstract and description it takes about 15 minutes to complete the online submission by entering your contact information, co-presenter information, and cut/paste your proposal into the dialogue boxes.

For information on how to prepare for your presentation, look at our Speaker Resources on the FALCON Website. 

No more than 2 proposals per presenter will be considered.  To be accepted, presentations must:

  • Demonstrate scholarly teaching
  • Build upon a foundation of published literature or include original data
  • Be applicable across disciplines
  • Have stated learning objectives
  • Include active learning exercises/guided participation of the audience
  • Be non-commercial

Please submit your proposal to FACET at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013FALCONCALL by May 1, 2013.   For more information about the 2013 FALCON conference in Indianapolis, please visit the conference website, https://facet.indiana.edu/events-programs/FALCON/index.shtml

PDF Version of the 2013 Call for Proposals can be found HERE.