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Teaching & Learning Virtual Conference

Nova Southeastern University

Wednesday, November 2–Thursday, November 3, 2022 (Virtual Event)

Theme: Connect, Engage, Inspire


Call for Proposals is CLOSED


We are excited to announce our inaugural LEC Teaching and Learning Conference. The theme, Connect, Engage, Inspire, depicts the actions we take to form relationships with every learner. We invite all NSU educators (faculty, instructors, teachers) to submit a proposal that embraces this theme with a particular focus on one of the following topics:  


  1. Active Learning Strategies
  2. Educational Technologies
  3. Immersive Technologies/Simulation
  4. Wellness/Mental Health
  5. Authentic Assessment
  6. Online Teaching/Canvas
  7. Student Engagement Strategies
  8. Effective Classroom Management
  9. Instructional Design
  10. Quality Standards

Who can submit a proposal?

Any NSU employee (faculty, administration, staff) who plays a role in educating our students. Examples include but are not limited to full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty, University School faculty, administrators and staff who teach UNIV1000: First Year Seminar courses, etc.

Where do I submit my proposal?

After reviewing the information in this Call for Proposals, you can submit your proposal by completing this form:

What are the review criteria?

Proposals will be reviewed based on the following four criteria:

  1. Clarity: Do the title and abstract clearly describe the session? Is the abstract well-written? Is it clear what the session will be like for attendees?
  2. Relevance: Is the content relevant to this year’s theme? Will this session make a positive contribution to the conference?
  3. Outcomes: Are the session outcomes clear? Is there something compelling about this topic that would attract the audience and benefit the overall conference?
  4. Interactivity: Is at least part of the session designed to engage the audience? Does the presenter note how this session will involve those who attend?

What types of presentation formats are available?

Virtual presentation formats include the following:

  • Hands-On Workshops: These 90-minute workshops focus on hands-on, sandbox, experiential application of tools and techniques. Emphasis is on active learning, application of knowledge and skills, and takeaways that can be immediately applied in the classroom. Each workshop is limited to 15 participants.
  • Concurrent Sessions: These are 45-minute presentations (individual or panel) that run concurrently. Sessions are primarily information presentation but should also include strategies to actively engage participants via Zoom (e.g., polls, chat, etc.)
  • Lightning Rounds: These are a series of short (10-15 minute) presentations highlighting a useful tool or technique.
  • Roundtables: Similar to presentations but presented twice (20 minutes) within a 45-minute time-slot.

When are proposals due?

Proposals were due by Friday, September 9, 2022.  The Call for Proposals is now closed.

Who will review my proposal?

Proposals will be peer-reviewed by the 2022 Teaching and Learning Conference Planning Committee. (See below for the list of committee members.)

When will I be notified of acceptance of my proposal?

Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal along with their scheduled timeslot no later than Friday, October 7.

Will I have the opportunity to publish my work?

Presenters have the option to submit an electronic copy of their presentation and handout materials and/or an extended abstract for publication on NSUWorks.

Will my session be recorded?

All sessions will be recorded by default and published in SharkMedia. However, you do have the option to opt-out by noting this request on the CFP form.

What happens if my proposal is accepted, my plans change, and I’m unable to present?

Once the program schedule has been finalized, changes cannot be made. While situations may arise that might cause a presenter to cancel their presentation, we encourage you to seek every possible alternative, including finding a substitute or co-presenter, prior to deciding to withdraw from the conference.

What is the cost of the conference and how do I register?

This is a free virtual conference for all NSU educators (faculty, administration, staff); however, registration is required. Registration details will be available in early October.

Who is the 2022 Conference Planning Committee?

The following individuals comprise this year’s Conference Planning Committee:

  • Susan Wald Berkman, MLS, Assistant Director, Collection Development & Technical Services, Alvin Sherman Library
  • Adam Cohen, Manager of Instructional Design and Development, Learning and Educational Center
  • Alfreda Francis, Assistant Director, Learning and Educational Center
  • Jonathan Harrison, MBA/HRM, ODCC, Director of Learning & Organizational Development, Office of Human Resources
  • Brett Scaglione, Ph.D., Director of Instructional Technology, University School
  • Larry Lettie, Manager, LMS Architecture, Office of Innovation and Information Technology
  • Diane Lippe, Ed.S., Executive Director, Learning and Educational Center
  • Eunice Luyegu, Ph.D., Curriculum Design Specialist/Associate Professor, Office of Professional Development and Education, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences
  • Jennifer Reeves, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Dissertation Support Services, Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice
  • Judith Slapak-Barski, Ed.D., Instructional Technology & Design Specialist, NSU's Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
  • Marti Snyder, Ph.D., Director of Faculty Professional Development, Learning and Educational Center
  • Urszula Strawinska-Zanko, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution Studies, NSU's Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sherrica Taylor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Samiksha Prasad, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Education, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine
  • Samuel Yoders, Ph.D., RVT, Program Director, Cardiovascular Sonography Program, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences
  • Elda Kanzki-Veloso, Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of Psychology
  • Michael Voltaire, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, College of Psychology

What if I have questions? 

If you have questions about any aspect of the conference, please contact Marti Snyder at
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