This page contains a call for abstracts to participate in an organized session that took place during the 2021 Annual Meeting of the LSA. The full description of the organized session on Scholarly Teaching in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond can be viewed HERE, and content from the session can be accessed on THIS WEBSITE.

Call for participation in a POSTER (Presentation Opportunities for Scholarly Teaching, Education, and Resources) panel

The widespread shift to remote learning in 2020 led many instructors to reflect on their pedagogical approaches and seek out a community of practice to engage in a broader conversation on scholarly teaching. The goal of this organized session is to convene a group of linguists who are engaged in scholarly teaching and take an informed and reflective approach to improving their teaching practices with the goal of enhancing student learning (i.e. scholarly teaching).  

We invite you to submit an abstract that addresses an aspect of teaching and student learning. This may be related to curriculum development, an aspect of course design, or student guidance. We are particularly interested in abstracts on the following themes:

  • implementing new opportunities to facilitate student engagement or assess student progress (in formative and summative ways)
  • creating, evaluating, and assessing student learning objectives
  • creating and delivering an inclusive and accessible learning experience
  • any other teaching innovations you wish to highlight and reflect upon

The organized session on Scholarly Teaching in the Age of COVID and Beyond will take place on Saturday from 9:00am to 12:30pm. This POSTER (Presentation Opportunities for Scholarly Teaching, Education, and Resources) panel will be the second half of the organized session. As a presenter, you will be asked to pre-record a 5-minute video, which will be made available for attendees to view prior to synchronous discussion of the POSTERs.

Abstract format requirements

  • Abstracts are limited to 300 words + references, if applicable.
  • Suggested outline for abstract:
    • What are your goals as an instructor? Talk about a pedagogical challenge.
    • How do your goals affect your pedagogical decisions? Talk about what you did to address it.
    • Was your pedagogical approach effective? Provide some evidence (e.g. critical reflection of your approach, qualitative or quantitative data).
    • What can others learn from your experience? Talk about the broader contribution of your approach to scholarly teaching and JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion). 
  • As with regularly submitted abstracts, author names should only appear on the Abstract Submission Form. If you identify yourself or your institution in any way on the abstract itself (e.g. "In Velasquez (2020)...I"), the abstract will be sent back to the authors for anonymization.
  • Abstracts are no longer being accepted. Thank you for your interest

As you prepare your abstract, you may find the resources at the page linked below useful:

Resources for Scholarly Teaching in Linguistics