Proposal Submission Instructions & Details‚Äč

Now Accepting Proposals for 2021!

Interested in submitting and sharing your completed work, work in progress, or new ideas as a workshop, oral presentation or poster? Faculty, educators, staff and students (including distance education) are eligible to submit a proposal! We will also accept proposals submitted/presented at other conferences for review but the fact that it has been presented elsewhere must be clearly indicated.

Download the 2021 Proposal Form and email your information to edscholarday@evms.edu. Submissions are due no later than March 1, 2021 and authors will be notified of their selection to participate in Educational Scholarship Day by mid-March, 2021. 

Submissions are welcome for the following:

  • Workshops:
    The focus is knowledge transmission and application to practice and so an element of participant involvement in an activity is expected.

  • Oral presentations:
    These will be approximately 10-minute presentations followed by Q&A. There will be more than one in a session. The length of time available for presentations will depend on the number of proposals received.

  • Poster presentations

Submission categories for oral presentation and poster submissions:

  • Works in progress: this is for authors who are seeking feedback on collaborations for a project in its early stages. These projects will have a stated question and objectives of the scholarly activity. They could be projects in a stage of development, or with early findings, short term outcomes or unexpected results.

  • Completed research: this is for authors who have completed a scholarly project in education to allow them to showcase current/emerging work, present results or to seek feedback.

  • Innovation: this is for authors who have made changes to curricula or educational practice as a result of the COVID pandemic. Authors will showcase these changes and lessons learned or impact.

The review committee may determine the format for the presentation of accepted proposals based on reviews. Authors will have an option to indicate if they would only like to be considered for a specific category.

Examples of areas the proposal may cover include:

  • Innovative teaching strategies
  • Best practices in education and application of education principles
    (including literature reviews or systematic reviews)
  • New approaches to evaluation and assessment
  • Curriculum development innovations
  • Approaches to the implementation of near peer teaching
  • New approaches to learner support
  • Collaborations to integrate or apply educational principles

For further information, or ideas, refer to Boyer's definitions of scholarship.

Review Criteria:

Submissions will be reviewed according to Glassick's Criteria for Assessing the Quality of Scholarship. 

As appropriate to the submission category, include:

  • A problem statement to define the importance of the work and how it addresses the problem or advances what is already known (clear goals/adequate presentation);
  • Use of appropriate methodology to address the problem/educational practice (appropriate methods);
  • The results of the intervention (if known) or significance to educational practice, and
  • Next steps/lessons learned (reflective critique)
  • Workshop format