20-minute session (15 minutes + 5 minutes Q & A)
A proposal in this category stands a good chance to be accepted in a scholarly journal. It presents a testable hypothesis based in the teaching and learning literature, appropriate research methods, provides evidence that data has been collected and analyzed, and implications for better practice in teaching and learning have been formulated. The question, “Does this presentation add new information to our collective understanding of teaching and learning?” should be answered positively. This type of presentation may be presented as it would be at a research conference.
Preferred organizational structure for 20 minute presentations:
- Present the research question/problem and the relevant research literature.
- Present the research hypothesis and how it relates to the research question/problem.
- Present the experimental methods used.
- Report the qualitative and/or quantitative outcomes (i.e. How did students respond? Did their learning improve compared to…?)
- Present the impact of your outcomes on our current understanding of the issue. What is unique about them and what do they add to what we already know?
- Present your evaluation of the process and propose next steps you plan to take.
Please practice your presentation in advance. Moderators will use timers to help everyone stay on time and prevent the audience from missing parts of subsequent presentations.
If you want to enter your paper in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award competition you must submit a complete article. This may be a draft you plan to submit to a journal, a final draft that you have submitted to a journal, a manuscript that is in press; or an article that has been published in 2011 or 2012 that was not presented at the 2012 Sun Conference (we want to promote recent SOTL work at UTEP to the UTEP community).