Call for Proposals

Due: Wednesday, January 6, 2016; 11:59 pm EST. This deadline will NOT be extended.

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) invites proposals for presentations at its 36th Annual Conference Empowering Learners, Effecting Change. The conference will be held at Western University and Fanshawe College in London Ontario from June 21st to 24th, 2016.

The graduates who are best equipped to succeed in this rapidly changing world have the ability to adapt and apply their skills to new and unpredictable contexts, see opportunity where others perceive risk, and persist in the face of challenges. STLHE 2016 will explore the ways in which we contribute to the development of students who are motivated, confident, and prepared to effect positive change in personal, professional, educational, and civic realms.

Multi-disciplinary scholarly approaches to transforming teaching and learning are welcome, as are proposals that create opportunities for dynamic dialogue. Individuals are invited to submit presentations, interactive workshops, lightning/pecha kucha talks, and posters that stimulate discussion around the theme Empowering Learners, Effecting Change.

We welcome submissions for both STLHE pre-conference and conference sessions.

Conference Threads

The theme for the conference is Empowering Learners, Effecting Change. Conference threads expanding upon the theme are listed below. For sample topics within each thread, please see the conference website.

  • Community and Global Engagement
  • Motivating Learners
  • Innovations in E-Learning
  • Student-centred Curricula, Assessment and Teaching Practices
  • Partners in Student Success
  • Teaching Assistant and Graduate Student Advancement (TAGSA)
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Educational Development
  • Educational Leadership

The pre-conference theme is Academic Programs: Pathways, Transfer and Collaboration. For sample topics within the pre-conference theme, please see the conference website.

Proposal submission is now closed. If you have any questions, please email