Proposal Submission

Due date: June 15

Please read the information below to learn how to format and submit your proposal.

Topics and Categories for Proposals:

We invite proposals for paper presentations on any topics related to enhancing the quality and effectiveness of college teaching and student learning. Proposals may be interdisciplinary or specific to one or a group of disciplines, but must demonstrate excellence in at least one of the following four categories:

At this time, you need submit only a proposal and not a completed paper. After the conference, you are invited to develop your proposal into a full manuscript for submission to the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, an international, refereed journal (see the Call for Manuscripts). You need not submit your paper until you have received feedback on your session at or after the conference.

Presentation Formats for Sessions at the Conference:

You will be assigned one of two formats for the presentation of your paper:

Notification of Acceptance:

We will notify the primary presenter via e-mail by August 31 as to whether your proposal has been accepted and, if so, the presentation format you have been assigned.

NOTE: We will make every effort to assign you the presentation format you indicate on the submission form. Because of time and space constraints, however, it may be necessary to assign you a different format. We will send you specific information about your presentation format later. All presenters (including copresenters) whose proposals are accepted are encouraged to participate in the entire conference (Friday morning through Sunday noon) and should plan to be available to present at any session time during the conference.

If contact information changes for you or any other members of your presentation group, please notify us as soon as possible.

Important Reminders:

Note: Submitting a proposal does not register you for the conference. All presenters, including any copresenters, must be registered. Unfortunately, there are no funds to cover registration, travel, or lodging expenses for paper presenters. Early registration is recommended because of limited space.

Proposal submission is now closed.

Thank you for your interest in the Lilly Conference. If you have any questions or problems about proposal submission or the conference, contact