Call For Proposals

Whether you are a long-time, new, or soon-to-be member of the Taskstream community, or just want to learn more about what is happening in the fields of e-portfolio, assessment, and accreditation in education today – we invite you to join the conversation! We are seeking proposals for presentations at Taskstream CollabEx Live! that support the sharing of best practices and exchange of ideas around e-Portfolios, Assessment Approaches for Sustainability, Planning for Assessment and Accreditation Needs, and General Education/Competency-Based Assessment. We strongly encourage presentations that are engaging, reflective, creative, and highlight lessons learned or best practices that can be shared and discussed with others.

Proposal submissions should include names and contact information of presenter(s); professional titles; institution/organization; session title, description, and outcomes; and how the presenter will engage the participants (e.g., materials, strategies, focus area).

Call for Proposals closed

Focus Areas

e-Portfolios

Uses of e-Portfolios, pedagogical approaches, relevance to learning, reflection, synthesis, and retention. May include methods/approaches for needs assessment, implementation strategies, strategies for community engagement, applicability to accreditation efforts, and value to students and to faculty/staff.

Assessment Approaches for Engagement & Sustainability

Best practices for facilitating engagement, communicating with stakeholders, scaling initiatives, managing activities, and utilizing data for improvement.

Planning for Assessment and Accreditation Needs

Effective strategies for supporting accreditation and other assessment processes (e.g., strategic planning, annual assessment planning, program review, specialized or regional accreditation).

General Education/Competency-Based Assessment

Innovative practices and strategies for the measurement and reporting of campus-level and/or program-level learning outcomes/competencies.

Types of Sessions

Breakout Session

Breakout sessions are 45 minute presentations that should incorporate question/answer, and discussion opportunities. You may present alone, with colleagues from your institution (and/or other institutions), or collaboratively with a member of the Taskstream team.

Digital Poster Session

Digital poster sessions provide presenters with an opportunity to share their story using slide shows, images, videos, PowerPoint, or by logging into Taskstream. Digital poster sessions allow attendees to speak with presenters in one-on-one and small group sessions to obtain an in-depth understanding of their poster topics. These sessions do not require a paper version of the poster (although you have the option to share handouts). The technology for these sessions will be provided.

Evaluation Process

Proposals will be reviewed by a minimum of two (2) reviewers who will examine and evaluate proposals according to a rubric. Your proposal should address the following information:

  •         Presenter(s) background and experience
  •         Session outcomes
  •         Engagement of session participants
  •         Organization of content
  •         Presentation media and participant materials
  •         Reviewer recommendations

Preference will be given to proposals best reflecting the conference areas of focus. You will be notified via email by March 13, 2015 regarding the status of your proposal. If your proposal is accepted for one of the presentation sessions, any presenters and co-presenters are expected to register for the conference and pay registration fees. Breakout session presenters will receive a 50% discount on registration.

For questions related to this Call for Proposals, please contact us at: events@taskstream.com.

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