Call for Proposals: September 1-November 30, 2019
The 11th International Conference on Supplemental Instruction will provide an opportunity for administrators, faculty, staff, and students from the around the world to meet and present on Supplemental Instruction best-practices, innovations, research, and related topics. The Proposal Selection Committee for the 2020 International Conference on SI, which includes the SI Leader Summit, invites presentations that share expertise and insights into the important and complex undertaking of providing student academic support through Supplemental Instruction. We welcome proposals from students, faculty, SI supervisors, researchers, administrators, and other professional educators.
We invite proposals for Concurrent Sessions, Research Paper Presentations, Poster Sessions, and SI Leader Summit Concurrent Sessions on topics addressing peer collaborative learning. Special preference will be given to Accredited (Certified) SI Programs; to panel proposals (three or more presenters); and to proposals that address the conference theme of Inspiring Purpose: Shaping the SI Story.
Concurrent Sessions – 50 minutes
This session type is best for those wishing to make formal presentations with questions and interaction.
Research Paper Presentations – 50 minutes
These sessions allow presenters to share research endeavors in the field of Supplemental Instruction. Authors of unpublished research papers accepted for presentation will also be invited to submit their paper to the Supplemental Instruction Journal.
SI Leader Summit Concurrent Session (SI Leaders only) – 50 minutes
This session type is for SI Leaders or Mentors wishing to make formal presentations with questions and interaction. We will only accept presentation proposals from student SI professionals, but all conference attendees are invited to these sessions.
Poster Sessions – 60 minutes
Poster sessions are presented in the form of an exhibit during the breakfast session and
delivered through the use of visual display and handout materials. The poster session host should expect to make brief remarks, share information, and answer questions about the presentation topic. Numerous poster sessions will be scheduled concurrently, and conference delegates will be free to move from one poster session to another.
When reviewing proposal submissions, the Proposal Selection Committee will consider balance in the range of topics, level of expertise, interests covered, and professional and geographic distribution of the program presenters.
All notifications will be made by February 15, 2020, but rolling notifications will be ongoing between December 1, 2019-February 15, 2020. If your institution requires you to know your proposal acceptance status prior to these dates, please advise us of this information when you submit your proposal, and we will do our best to expedite the process.
Presenters not registered by the presenter registration deadline (April 20, 2020) will have their presentation removed from the conference program.
When two or more people are presenting, the contact presenter is responsible for notifying all co-presenters of the status of the proposal. No session selected for the conference should have its content significantly changed once accepted. Presenters are responsible for providing session handouts.