37th Showcase on Teaching and Learning - Call for Proposals

The 37th Showcase on Teaching & Learning 2022 Call for Proposals is now open.

The Showcase on Teaching and Learning will be held August 17, 2022. This year we will be back in PSU meeting in-person! There will also be opportunities to engage in HyFlex blended sessions. This way faculty can choose how they want to engage in Showcase: live in-person, synchronously online via Zoom, or viewing recorded sessions on their own time. We will be following university COVID-19 policy that is in place at the time of Showcase and will move to a virtual event if necessitated by safety protocols.

The FCTL Advisory Council is inviting faculty to submit a Showcase proposal that highlights effective teaching practices that improve student learning. The council is seeking proposals for the following type of presentations:

1) Live in-person Sessions

Live 50-minute interactive session delivered in front of a live audience during Showcase. Presentations should engage audience members and include time for Q&A with attendees.

Showcase Proposal Form for Live In-person Sessions

2) HyFlex blended Sessions

50-minute session that is delivered in-real-time to a live audience and to attendees participating through Zoom. The participant experience should be equivalent including tools and how participants will interact with their colleagues, ask questions, and contribute to the conversation through groups, polls, chat, etc. FCTL staff will be available to serve as a moderator for your session.

Showcase Proposal Form for Hyflex Blended Sessions

3) Live Poster Sessions

Presenters will create a conference poster that concisely presents their topic, research, or teaching practice. Posters should combine text and graphics to make a visually pleasing presentation. It is recommended that you provide a handout with your contact information for your poster session. Dedicated time for poster sessions will be provided to allow for informal discussion between you and your audience.

Showcase Proposal Form for Live Poster Sessions

4) Virtual Poster Sessions

Presenters can come to the FCTL Studio to record their poster session or create a screen-capture video of their poster session. Recorded sessions should include contact information and how you can be reached to answer questions about your topic or research. Any handouts should be provided in an accessible PDF format. Virtual poster sessions should be available in time for Showcase.

Showcase Proposal Form for Virtual Poster Sessions

Additional information

Presenter time slots will be limited for the day of Showcase, but we will be offering some faculty presentations as Showcase Friday sessions throughout Fall semester.

The submission deadline is May 15.

For questions, please contact FCTL@MissouriState.edu.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria
Proposals will be blind reviewed by the FCTL Faculty Advisory Council. The following selection criteria will be used to guide the council’s final selections:

Interest of Faculty: Is the topic relevant and of interest to faculty? Does the title and description create interest in the topic?

Alignment: Does the topic align with the purpose of Showcase which is to highlight effective teaching practices that improve student learning.

Takeaways: Are the presentation takeaways clear specific goals or outcomes? If a poster session, does the description inform what the session is about?

Transferable: Can these ideas easily be put into practice this semester? Can they be used by faculty teaching other disciplines?

Engagement: How does the presenter intend to session participants?