The call for presentations for NISOD’s 2014 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence has now closed. (The deadline to submit was January 10, 2014.) Thank you to everyone who has submitted a proposal! We are very pleased by the outstanding range, quality, and volume of proposals we’ve received over the past few months. This means NISOD will again be able to produce an outstanding program involving the high-quality and timely presentations. Submitted proposals will be reviewed and presenters notified by January 24, 2014.
If you have missed the deadline due to unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances, you may contact Sheryl Powell to request consideration of a late submission of a Poster Session. Due to proposal submission numbers for the 2014 conference exceeding previous years and space limitations, no guarantee of acceptance of a late submission request is given.
Registrations for the conference have also been strong and steady, despite early-bird registration not closing until May 2, 2014. Consequently, you are strongly encouraged to reserve your conference lodging at your earliest convenience, since the discounted hotel blocks are sure to sell out.
This year's lineup of keynote speakers has generated considerable excitement. Moreover, Special Sessions will feature invited speakers exploring topics specifically developed for the NISOD audience.
Visit the FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions or email Sheryl Powell for answers to specific questions.
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Teaching and Learning
Presentation topics in this strand include strategies designed to increase student academic achievement while promoting a campus culture that values and rewards teaching, respects and supports individual differences among learners, and encourages the creation of learning environments in which diverse students can learn and excel.
Student Support Services
Presentation topics in this strand include innovations designed to help students enhance their academic skills, increase their retention and graduation rates, meet basic college requirements, and successfully complete their academic pursuits.
Presentation topics in this strand include strategies designed to improve student and organizational learning by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.
Diversity and Inclusion
Presentation topics in this strand include high-quality, high impact strategies designed to continually and successfully embed diversity, equity, and inclusion into a campus culture that values different perspectives and fosters student, employee, and community engagement.
Culture of Evidence
Presentation topics in this strand include strategies designed to improve, revise, and introduce comprehensive systems used to collect and analyze data required to improve student learning outcomes.
Faculty and Staff Development
Presentation topics in this strand include strategies designed to maximize the professional and personal development of faculty and staff to improve teaching practices, strengthen leadership and management skills, and facilitate institutional commitment.
Developmental and Adult Education
Presentation topics in this strand include strategies designed to successfully transition students into higher education through developmental education, adult high school, ESL, GED, adult basic education, and similar offerings.
Economic and Workforce Development
Presentation topics in this strand include strategies designed to successfully align college resources with business- and industry-sector needs to meet local demands for skilled workers.
Leadership and Organizational Development
Presentation topics in this strand include strategies designed to manage change and achieve outstanding results through improvements in leadership, decision-making, planning, conflict resolution, marketing, advocacy, and fundraising.
Types of Presentations
Breakout Sessions address topics within the nine program strands and are 45 minutes in length. They are intended for 25-75 participants and may include multiple presenters. Presenters are expected to engage participants in interactive learning activities, provide handouts, and be prepared to respond to post-conference requests for more information.
Roundtable Discussions offer a more interactive venue for the exploration of key issues within the program strands. These discussions accommodate up to 10 participants and are limited to two discussion leaders. Multiple roundtables are scheduled simultaneously in the designated area. Roundtable Discussions are 45 minutes in length and are particularly well-suited for exploratory topics and hands-on demonstrations that require small group interaction and more individual attention than a larger group would accommodate. These discussions cannot accommodate equipment other than presenters' battery-powered laptop computers.
Poster Sessions are a visual approach to presenting research findings or describing an activity or program. The aim is to use the Poster Session as a means for generating active discussion about the project or research. Poster Sessions are displayed throughout the conference, but specific times are scheduled when participants can have informal conversations with Poster Session presenters. Poster Sessions are judged during the conference and prizes are awarded. A panel of judges award three levels of awards and conference attendees vote for a “Best of Show” winner.
Tuesday, May 27 Poster Sessions, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, May 28
Poster Session Judging, 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Each breakout session will be equipped with a lectern, microphone, video data projector, and a screen. Any other equipment must be supplied by the presenter or rented from the in-house audiovisual provider.
Presenters are paid neither honoraria nor expenses and are required to register for the conference and pay the registration fee.
For-profit organizations must become a Sponsor/Exhibitor in order to participate in the International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence.
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)
College of Education |
The University of Texas at Austin
1912 Speedway, Stop D5600 |
Austin, TX 78712-1607
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