2021 SoTL Conference
Deadline extended! Submissions now close October 17. This submission requires a structured abstract and author biographies. We encourage you to prepare these texts, using the prompts below, before you access the proposal link.
(100 words or less) for each author
2. Structured Abstract
(500 words or less), including:
Talks and Posters:
- Purpose (~100 words or less): A summary of your work's purpose. Depending on the structure of your work, this might entail the motivation or rationale; the research questions or hypotheses; the project aims; the thesis statement; etc.
- Main findings (~100 words or less): A summary of the major findings or conclusions of your work. For works-in-progress or explorations of concept, you may alternately summarize future work or major questions you intend to explore in dialogue with other conference attendees. For methods or resource submissions, you may alternately summarize the usefulness or worth of the tool/technique you wish to present.
- Description (~200 words or less): A summary of the content of your submission. Depending on your submission type and the structure of your work, this may entail a description of methods, logic, data presented, data analysis; or a narrative of your work; or the resources or demonstrations you intend to provide.
- Relevance and Takeaways (~100 words or less): How is your work relevant to members within the community of UC Davis' scholarly educators? What information, knowledge, thoughts, insights, or new questions do you intend for this audience to take away from your presentation?
- Overview (~200 words or less): Please provide a general overview and introduction to your resource table. This summary should give the selection committee (and eventually, the conference attendees) an idea of what your table is about and what resources, information, or useful experiences they're likely to have at your table.
- Interactions and Resources (~200 words or less): Please give a very brief summary of the interactions that participants are likely to have at your table. For example, past participants have provided on-site consultations; fostered discussions; provided activities; showcased demonstrations; or shared useful materials. Others have used resource tables as roundtables, providing a short presentation and then discussing or answering questions.
How do you plan to interact with visitors to your table? What resources will they receive? Remember that a specific and generous description will help to bring people to your table on the day of the conference.
Relevance and Takeaways (~100 words or less): How is your resource table, and the resources and interaction you provide, relevant to members within the community of UC Davis' scholarly educators? What information, knowledge, thoughts, insights, or new questions do you intend for this audience to take away from a visit to your table?
For examples of previous structured abstracts, see last year's abstract book.