Call for proposals – 2014 COE Innovation in Teaching Conference

Conference proposals due: Friday, October 3, 2014
Conference proposals due: Friday, October 3, 2014

Registration for all COE faculty will be paid by the college (lunch is included in the registration).

We are pleased to announce the call for proposals and conference registration for the inaugural 2014 COE Innovation in Teaching Conference to be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Georgia Center. This day-long conference will highlight innovative teaching among faculty and instructors within the college. Links to submit a proposal and register for the conference can be found on the conference web site.

All conference presenters must also register for the conference.

(Note: At the time this announcement was submitted to the COEfyi, only the link to the call for proposals was active on the conference web site. The Georgia Center is handling conference registrations and that link should be active very soon.)

The conference keynote speaker will be Dr. Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the New Media Consortium (NMC). Dr. Johnson will speak about the evolution of the modern university in the context of the dramatic changes that have occurred in the technologies, networks, software, and systems of society. The NMC is probably best known as the group that publishes the annual Higher Education Edition of the Horizon Report.

All COE faculty are encouraged to submit a proposal to present a session, poster, or roundtable discussion. Faculty members who received 2014 Maymester Instructional Innovation Support grants are required to present. While we expect many of these sessions will also demonstrate the role of technology to support innovative teaching, this is not a requirement for a proposal.


Conference proposals due: Friday, October 3, 2014.
Registrations due: Friday, October 10, 2014.
Registration for all COE faculty will be paid by the college (lunch is included in the registration).


Proposals should include a descriptive title and a short abstract (50-100 words).

No teaching innovation should be considered too small for a proposal. This conference is meant as an opportunity for faculty to share what they consider to be an interesting innovation in their own teaching at UGA.

Proposals will be of two general types: Examples of teaching innovations; and research on teaching.

Proposals for teaching innovations must focus on undergraduate or graduate teaching within courses offered by the UGA College of Education. Proposals from Graduate Teaching Assistants will also be accepted, and should focus on teaching of courses within the College of education.

Proposals for research on teaching do not need to report on research conducted within COE courses, but the research results need to be relevant to college teaching. It is expected that research proposals will focus on participants consisting of adults or young adults.

Proposals can be co-authored by faculty and/or graduate teaching assistants.

All submissions that are consistent with proposal guidelines will be accepted. Faculty can also register to attend the conference sessions without presenting.

Presentation formats

  • 10- or 20-minute presentations bundled in a session for individual presentations, with time for dialogue and discussion at the end.
  • Posters: If you have an innovation idea that would be better featured in visual form, you are welcome to submit your work as a poster presentation.
  • Roundtable sessions: This is for teaching innovations that are better highlighted through oral reporting and conversation.
    Contact the conference chair, Dr. Lloyd Rieber, with questions.

We look forward to your participation!