Call for Papers

South Alabama Conference on Teaching and Learning

“Inquiry & Interaction”

May 11-12, 2015

Call for Papers

Abstract Deadline: March 8, 2015

The Fifth-Annual South Alabama Conference on Teaching and Learning will take place on the campus of the University of South Alabama on May 11–12, 2015. The conference will feature two nationally known keynote speakers, over 50 peer-reviewed presentations, and over 300 attendees. Past conferences have featured keynotes by Dee Fink, Christy Price, Jose Bowen, Maryellen Weimer, and others. In other words, CoTL offers all of the benefits of a world-class conference for a fraction of the price!

We welcome papers, presentations, and posters across a range of topics related to the scholarship of teaching and learning. This year’s theme is “Inquiry and Interaction.” Areas you may want to consider include:

Use of Inquiry-Based Learning

Do you have an assignment or teaching strategy incorporating inquiry-based learning that really worked? We encourage presenters to share innovative strategies that lead students to seek out and achieve a deeper understanding of the subject matter. We welcome presentations that feature creative uses of inquiry and other methods of instruction where learning is built from experience rather than transfer.

Strategies for Promoting Interaction

Have you explored any great ideas on how to make your course content more interactive? Have you developed strategies, for the classroom or online, that encourage your students to interact with you, the content, and each other?

Pedagogical Strategies

Have you developed an innovative teaching technique or strategy for your traditional, blended, or online course that might benefit other faculty from around the Gulf Coast Region? We encourage you to present your ideas and share your successes (and even failures) on tried and true classroom approaches or the use of technology.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, by Sunday, March 8, 2015. Abstracts will be reviewed by peer reviewers and the program committee.

This year’s conference will feature awards for the best paper, best poster, and best presentation. Full papers must be submitted by April 15, 2015.

All abstracts must be submitted online at

A printable version of this call is available here.