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Call for Proposals
 
9th Regional Conference on Supplemental Instruction

May 21-24, 2019

Sponsored by the Academic Success Center, Texas A&M University

We welcome conference sessions that address current topics, emerging trends, research findings, best practices, or specific programs on your campuses, etc.  Anyone with experience in Supplemental Instruction, group facilitation, peer mentoring, etc. is encouraged to submit a proposal...SI Leaders included!  Topics could include session planning, technology, record keeping, training, session ideas, etc.
 
Theme 

Inspired by Dr. Saundra McGuire’s and Stephanie McGuire's Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation, this year’s conference theme — Learning to Learn— highlights the reasons why and how we should stress the idea of learning to learn within SI.  With decreased educational funding in higher education and high schools, the value of emphasizing the idea of “learning how to learn” is more important than ever.   Here at Texas A&M University, this idea has come to fruition in a multitude of ways, from facilitating study skills within sessions, referring students to additional resources, training SI leaders to help students expand and improve study techniques, and to evaluating SI leaders on how they emphasize study skills within sessions.  SI sessions offer a unique space where students can improve cognizant thought processes, problem solving skills, and overall performance in an atmosphere of peers. 
 
This year, we invite proposals on learning how to learn, learning theory, implementation of learning theory in SI, training SI leaders in assisting student learning, referral skills, study skills, and evaluation of SI leader performance in these areas.  
 
Proposal Deadline
 
The proposal deadline is March 25, 2019. You are encouraged to submit a proposal as soon as possible. You will be notified as to the status of your proposal by April 1, 2019.
 
Selection Criteria
 
Program proposals will be reviewed for selection based on appropriateness, creativity of approach, and/or demonstration of expertise by presenters.  Evidence of assessment will strengthen the proposal.
 
Audio Visual Information
 
Conference organizers are able to provide LCD projectors and computers.  If you would like to give a PowerPoint presentation all you will need to bring is a jump-drive with your presentation on it! You will also be able to connect to the internet during your presentation, if so desired.
 
Please  click on the "Proposal Form" link below to submit your proposal.

Proposal Form


If you have any questions about completing this form, please call (979) 458-4900 or email us at pasconferences@tamu.edu