Abstracts focusing on students’ under-preparedness and success in college and beyond (classroom experiences, teaching strategies, student services, administrative services, etc.) are invited, as well as proposals addressing college preparation for high school students. Please use adult learning techniques and plan on active audience interaction in your program.
Presentation categories are the following: Achieving the Dream, Administration, Bridging the Gap Between High School and College, Career Planning, ESL, Freshmen Success, Institutional Research, Mathematics and Science, Multiculturalism, Reading/Critical Thinking/Study Skills, Social Sciences/Humanities, Student Services (Advising, Counseling, TRIO, Tutoring, etc.), Technology/Distance Learning, Transitional Experiences, Writing, or Other.
Paper presentations are limited to 45 minutes to accommodate as many topics as possible. Leave at least 20 minutes for Q&A at the end of your session.
A double time slot (two subsequent 45-minute sessions) may be requested in the Comment box with the rationale for an extended time clearly explained. An example of a double time slot might be when an individual is presenting an innovative classroom strategy and wants ample time to have participants try out the strategy during the session.
Panel presentations are 90 minutes long and should include three or more presenters focusing on one topic. Panel presentations must include at least 30 minutes of discussion and/or audience involvement. If you are submitting a proposal for a panel presentation, please indicate your interest under Comments on the Online Proposal Submission Form.
Focus group sessions are 90 minutes long. A focus group is a discussion whereby the person moderating wants feedback about a possible project, research proposal, or other area of interest. There is no formal presentation or workshop required with this format. If you propose to facilitate a focus group, please follow the general format for proposal submission. If you are submitting a proposal for a panel presentation, a focus group, or a double-slot session, please indicate your interest under Comments on the Online Proposal Submission Form.
All proposals are reviewed by the TASS Proposal Review Committee. The first proposal review deadline is August 31, 2012. The second round of reviews will take place from September 1, 2012-December 15, 2012 (final deadline). You will be notified shortly after you submit your proposal as to your acceptance status.
Abstracts will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
- Targets students’ under-preparedness and success in various areas
- Contains innovative ideas and makes a significant contribution to the field
- Presents a practical skill/method/approach based explicitly on sound theory and research
- Provides an accurate depiction of what to expect from the session
- Involves audience engagement engagement and allows time for discussion, hands-on application, and Q&A
- Uses clear language to present goals of the session
To view a session evaluation form used during the conference, click here: Presenter-Session Evaluation.
Proposal Review Committee
- Terry Bullock, Professor Emeritus of Reading, Chair (email@example.com)
- Victoria Appatova, Assistant Professor of Reading, Assistant Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Crystal Ashley, Professor of English as a Second Language
- Mary Benedetti, Associate Professor of Literacy and Second Language Studies
- Susan Epstein, Assistant Clinical Professor of General Business Studies
- Joanna Fortna, Associate Professor of Developmental Studies
- Molly Minus, Professor of Education
- Harry Prats, Professor of Psychology, Assistant Chair
- Patricia Schade, Associate Professsor of Developmental Reading
- Lou Ann Sears, Assistant Professor of English
- Marilyn Simon, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice