Teaching Matters

Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions have now closed.

Please email Teaching.Matters@utas.edu.au if you have any questions in relation to submissions for this year's conference.

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Abstracts for this year’s Teaching Matters can be submitted under one of three presentation formats; Showcase presentation, Lightning presentation and Poster presentation. Authors may submit up to two abstracts.

Please download the related template/s from this page and upload your abstract/s via RegOnline by 25th September.

Showcase Presentation:

This year we are inviting Showcase Presentations through the submission of extended abstracts. Presentations will be 20 minutes in length (15 minutes presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion). Presenters are encouraged to distribute additional material, such as handouts, during the sessions if they wish. Extended abstracts should be approx. 500 words and address at least one of the sub-themes. Please refer to the Abstract Guidelines for further details on this submission and make sure you that use the Abstract Template provided.

Lightning Presentation:

Lightning Presentations are opportunities to provide a very short overview of a project, showcase an initiative or implementation, or highlight a key achievement or issue associated with their learning and teaching. Presentations are strictly limited to 5 minutes each in a group of four presenters. At the end of the four presentations, 10 minutes will be allocated for questions, comment and discussion. Please refer to the Abstract Guidelines for further details on this submission and make sure that you use the Abstract Template provided.

Poster Presentation:

Posters will be available for viewing for the duration of the conference. There will be a session dedicated to poster presentations in the program. This will be an opportunity for presenters to showcase and discuss their work with UTAS colleagues. Exhibitors should make themselves available during the presentation period. Please refer to the Abstract Guidelines for further details on this submission and make sure that you use the Abstract Template provided.

Abstracts must be submitted under one of the following sub-themes:

  • Curriculum Design for Degrees of Difference
  • Innovative Teaching for Successful Graduates
  • Making a Difference for Students
  • Advancing the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching

Further information explaining the themes and how to approach them is available on the Teaching Matters Themes web page.

Key Dates

  • 25 September 2017: Deadline for abstract submissions
  • 29 September 2017: Submissions sent to reviewers
  • 16 October 2017: Submissions back from reviewers
  • 23 October 2017: Review back to authors
  • 3 November 2017: Final revised abstract due
  • 22 November 2017: Registration closes
  • 28 November 2017: Conference Day