James Madison University

Call for Proposals

Deadline: May 1, 2017

The program committee is currently seeking proposals for presentations. Proposals should be related to the teaching and learning of psychology, including but not limited to evidence-based teaching techniques, course design, instructional technology, assessment strategies, and new resources for teachers and students.  Whenever possible, presentations should include original data or be grounded in the scholarship or teaching and learning.

Types of Presentations

The poster session will allow authors to present their ideas in a relaxed atmosphere during the social hour on Friday afternoon. Authors should prepare a poster than is no larger than 36 inches tall X 48 inches wide. The posters will be affixed to one of the free-standing poster display boards scattered throughout the room (we’ll provide the push pins). Many people expect poster presenters to have handouts so please bring at 50 copies with you. Please note that technology will not be available during the poster session.

“A Few of Our Favorite Things” Session
After lunch on Saturday, we will have the popular “A Few of Our Favorite Things” session in which select participants share their favorite classroom demonstration or activity in less than 5 minutes. “A Few of Our Favorite Things” presenters should perform the demonstration just as they would in class – i.e., they should pretend they are teaching an actual class and the other conference participants are students in that class.  We invite single authors to submit proposals for this session.  If your submission is accepted, we will ask you to create a 1-page description of the demonstration.

Submission Process

Proposals should be should be submitted as email attachments to Natalie Kerr Lawrence at  lawrennk@jmu.edu. Proposals should include the following information: (a) type of presentation; (b) the title of the presentation; (c) author names, institutions, and email addresses; and (d) a summary of no more than 350 words. All proposals will be blind-reviewed by members of the conference program committee.