Call for Proposals
The Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL), partnering with the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), invites proposals for sessions at the 2018 Annual Meeting “Building Bridges with ePortfolios” at Capilano University in Vancouver, British Columbia from July 23-26, 2018. Registration opens in January.
The deadline for proposals is Monday March 5, 2018 (at midnight PST).
Eportfolios have always been a tool of connection—a digital showcase that spans many divides. In 2018, we look forward to sessions that encourage attendees to explore the ways ePortfolios bridge our learning from one context to another:
- Linking K-12 education to post-secondary education
- Connecting post-secondary education to the workplace
- Uniting faculty instruction with faculty research
- Joining co-curricular activities to curricular activities
- Relating classroom assessment to institutional assessment
- Coupling faculty development with faculty practices
- Spanning across high impact practices
AAEEBL strongly encourages proposals that balance conceptual and theoretical frameworks with concrete, pragmatic examples; that highlight the mechanics and how-to pieces of a practice, strategy, or model; and that showcase mature, evidence-based programs as well as new initiatives. Proposals should address how the work can be adapted to a wide range of institutional types, including community colleges and minority-serving institutions.
The Special Interest Groups AAEEBL unveiled in 2017 will provide the themes of the conference:
- Practices & Pedagogies
This track is for sessions focused on specific classroom curricula, approaches, techniques or procedures used to teach ePortfolios; in carrying out authentic, experiential and evidence-based learning; or in learning/teaching and assessment practices in general. This can also include work specifically focused on educational/faculty development.
This track is for sessions about published or ongoing research about ePortfolio use, design or implementation; authentic, experiential and evidence-based learning; or learning/teaching and assessment.
This track is for sessions focused on the selection, implementation, or evaluation of specific kinds of technology in the service of ePortfolios; authentic, experiential and evidence-based learning; or learning/teaching and assessment.
Each session will be tagged for beginner, intermediate, and expert audiences. We encourage session proposals for projects that have at least one term of implementation under their belt.
When proposing a session, presenters will need to select one of the following session formats:
- One hour workshop
- 5 minute AAEEBL Ignite (20 slides advancing every 15 seconds)
An AAEEBL Annual Ignite presentation is part of a 1-hour session where 8 “igniters” provoke and open dialogue with the community through a fast-paced and image-only slide presentation.
- 25 minute concise paper presentation
- Poster presentations
Submitting a Proposal
The Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning invites proposals for the 2018 Annual Meeting. To submit a proposal, please complete this form.
Proposal Review Criteria
- Level of interactivity with attendees
- Maturity of programs that are the subject of proposal
- Applicability of proposal subject to multiple types of institutions
- Inclusion of assessment practice within proposal
- Inclusion of research underway or completed within proposal
- Inclusion of example portfolios within session content
Responses from Proposal Reviewl
Some proposals will receive a request to also create a poster for the conference.
- Acceptance without modification
- Acceptance with slight modification
- Acceptance with significant modification
- Proposal not accepted for 2018 Annual Meeting
- All presenters must be AAEEBL members. Individual memberships are available for an annual fee of $125.
- Please note that all presenters are responsible for conference registration fees, travel, and hotel expenses. The first concurrent presentation sessions begin on Tuesday, July 24, at 8 am pacific. The last concurrent presentation sessions end on Thursday, July 26, at 12 noon Pacific. Presenters are expected to be available at the time they are scheduled by the conference organizers.
- Note: Travel to Canada from the United States requires a valid US passport.
To propose a session, click here. Thank you!