Call for Proposals

The call for proposals is now closed.

For additional information, contact Robin Piccirilli.


The Key Presenter is the principal contact and is responsible for coordinating all correspondence among co-presenters and the League, as well as managing and facilitating the presentation.

Presentation Types

  • Forum
  • Roundtable DiscussionF
  • Poster Session

Conference Tracks

  • Learning Analytics
  • Advanced Technology Systems and Learning Management Architecture
  • Using Analytics to Recruit, Train and Transition Students
  • Advances in E-Learning
  • Health and Science
  • Mathematics, Engineering and Architecture
  • Manufacturing, Energy, Aerospace and
  • Integration of STEM and the Liberal Arts

Presentation Title

Presentation titles may include up to 10 words that will catch the attention of conference participants and accurately describe a session. Titles should not include periods, exclamation points, or all capitalized words (e.g., NOW) unless these elements are part of an official title or aconym.

Presentation Description

Presentation descriptions of no more than 35 words are used in the conference program to succinctly, persuasively, and accurately tell participants what to expect from a session. Descriptions should be written in full sentences to help conference participants determine the scope and level of the session and its appropriateness to their needs. Descriptions should indicate who the session will particularly benefit and what they will learn.

Presentation Plan

Presentation plans include a brief overview of proposed activities, visual aids, and handouts. Describe how you plan to ensure audience involvement. Traditional lecture-only presentations are strongly discouraged.

Click on the "Call for Proposals" button to the right to submit a proposal.

Learning Analytics

Innovative models and strategies for creating an institutional culture around the utility and application of learner analytics - data-informed discussions designed to catalyze effective communication among various student, faculty, and other stakeholder populations - creating a seamless mix of interventions that support student success.

Advanced Technology Systems and Learning Management Architecture

Models and practices in advanced technology, learning management architecture, telecommunications disciplines, and related workforce development and career pathways, as well as innovative means for developing, funding, staffing, implementing, securing, and evaluating technology infrastructures.

Using Analytics to Recruit, Retain, and Transition Students

Realignment of resources and student pathways to improve student persistence, retention, success, and completion; and innovative and institutional strategies for encouraging students to pursue baccalaureate programs and careers.

Advances in E-Learning

Creative models for using technology to provide instruction, instructional resources, library resources, student services, and professional development resources and activities.

Health and Science

Innovative practices and models in health and science disciplines and related workforce development and career pathways, including new opportunities for community colleges in areas such as public health education.

Mathematics, Engineering, and Architecture 

Innovative models in mathematics, engineering, and architecture and related workforce development and career pathways.

Manufacturing, Energy, Aerospace, and Agriculture

Workforce development and career pathway models and practices in areas including manufacturing, industry, agriculture, aerospace, energy, environment, sustainability, and related disciplines, as well as institutional efforts toward energy efficiency, environmental stewardship, and environmental sustainability.

Integration of STEM and the Liberal Arts

Effective methods and techniques for integrating STEM fields with humanities and liberal, fine, language, and physical arts; and research into the impact of interdisciplinary approaches to STEM education.


Forums are traditional one-hour breakout sessions that form the core of conference offerings. Forums are intended for an audience of approximately 50 people, and a maximum of three speakers per Forum is recommended. Presenters are expected to use active learning techniques to engage audiences, to distribute materials, and to respond to follow-up requests for more information. Lecture-only presentations are strongly discouraged.

Sample Forum Descriptions

Increasing the STEM Pipeline: Building Seamless Pathways to STEM Careers
Learn how to fund and build a system designed to increase the number and success of students aspiring to STEM careers. Discussed are strategies designed to recruit and motivate students, engage them in STEM programs, transition them from one educational institution to another, and support them along their journey.

Developmental Mathematics in a Web 2.0 World
Mathematics remains a daunting challenge to college success for traditional and adult students. How might new media, technologies, and alternative learning modalities expand upon effective practices for reaching these students? How might free web-based resources help support these efforts? Join us as we brainstorm new possibilities for the future.

Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable Discussions afford a personal and interactive setting for exploration of key issues related to each conference stream. Roundtables are particularly well suited for exploratory topics and topics that require small group interchange. Roundtable presenters are expected to facilitate substantive discussions or small group activities and to distribute handouts. Roundtables are aimed at audiences of 10-12, are limited to two presenters, and cannot accommodate equipment other than a laptop computer provided by the presenter(s). Please note: Laptop computers will need to be battery operated, as Roundtables do not have access to power outlets. Roundtables also do not have access to an internet connection.

Sample Roundtable Discussion Descriptions

Catching the BioWave: Aligning Your Curriculum to Changing Economic Conditions
Discuss how an Industrial Systems Technology Program quickly responded to changing economic conditions to provide a growing biotechnology industry with highly skilled workers. Participants explore how to incorporate cutting-edge technology into an existing program to assist displaced workers from manufacturing and agriculture sectors.

Partnering With High Schools to Fill the STEM Pipeline
Explore how one college and its high school partners launched the Running Start Academy to provide high school students with an advanced STEM education on the college’s campus to address the shortage of qualified workers STEM fields without drawing funds away from public schools.

Poster Sessions

Poster Sessions take the form of an exhibit and are delivered primarily through the use of graphs, diagrams, pictures, data, and narrative text on bulletin boards. Presenters must arrange for their own display materials. During their assigned time periods, participants informally discuss their presentations with conference participants by making brief remarks, sharing information, and answering questions about the presentation topic. Conference participants are free to move from one presentation to another during the Poster Session. Presenters are encouraged to have ample handout materials available for participants. The conference will provide a table and two chairs for each accepted Poster Session presentation. Please note: No electrical support or internet connections are available in the poster session area.

Sample Poster Session Descriptions

Ready, Set, Click!
Clickers are designed to elicit student participation in classrooms. This Poster Session, through the use of charts and graphs, demonstrates how clicker questions in a for-credit information literacy course are used to enhance class activities. In addition, the benefits and drawbacks of the personal response systems are displayed and discussed.

Use of a Scanning Electron Microscope in Teaching Physical Geology
Illustrated is how images from a scanning electron microscope were used to demonstrate the link between the macroscopic and microscopic in geology. Images of students learning to use the instrument and student testimonials are displayed. This Poster Session will interest instructors teaching undergraduate geology and earth science.