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Treasure Valley Adjunct Conference

Please join us for the third annual Treasure Valley Adjunct Conference (TVAC) celebrating the scholarship and innovative teaching practices of adjunct faculty throughout the valley. The conference is a collaboration between Boise State, the College of Western Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University and will take place on May 16th, 2019 from 12-5 PM on the campus of the College of Western Idaho.

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This conference is free, and open to all adjunct faculty in the Treasure Valley, as well as anyone interested in learning about supporting adjunct faculty and their work.

This year’s theme is “Making an Impact: Techniques that support and improve student learning.”

While we invite adjunct faculty to submit any proposal that highlights the quality of adjunct faculty scholarship and use of effective teaching practices, we encourage consideration of how that work is connected to making an impact on students, both in our classrooms and at our institutions. Through this lens, we hope to provide a place to examine the strategies that help adjunct faculty support their students and discover paths for expanding our recognition of the important role that adjunct faculty play within higher education.

Anyone teaching for a Treasure Valley institution of higher education is welcome to submit a proposal, including faculty who teach online, whether they are located in the Treasure Valley or teach from a distance. Technology will be available to hold remote sessions during the conference, so please feel free to submit your session ideas, and register for the conference, even if you are not able to join us in person. Descriptions of the session types  and information about submitting a proposal are available here.

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Call for Proposals

Boise State University, the College of Western Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University are partnering to present the third annual  Treasure Valley Adjunct Conference (TVAC).  The conference will take place on May 16th, 2019 from 12-5 PM on the campus of the College of Western Idaho.

While we invite adjunct faculty to submit any proposal that highlights the quality of adjunct faculty scholarship and use of effective teaching practices, we encourage consideration of how that work is connected to making an impact on students, both in our classrooms and at our institutions. Through this lens, we hope to provide a place to examine the strategies that help adjunct faculty support their students and discover paths for expanding our recognition of the important role that adjunct faculty play within higher education.

Anyone teaching for a Treasure Valley institution of higher education is welcome to submit a proposal, including faculty who teach online, whether they are located in the Treasure Valley or teach from a distance. Technology will be available to hold remote sessions during the conference, so please feel free to submit your session ideas, and register for the conference, even if you are not able to join us in person. Below are the descriptions of the session types, and the information required for submitting a proposal.

Teaching and Learning Presentations: We encourage submissions from Treasure Valley adjunct faculty on any topic related to their use of effective teaching and learning practices in the classroom. These presentations can involve descriptions of teaching approaches, research on teaching and learning, interactive workshops, panels, roundtable discussions, etc. Presenters are encouraged, but not required, to make their sessions interactive (e.g., hands-on activities, discussions, reflections, demonstrations). Presentations will be 50 minutes in length and can be led by an individual or teams.

Disciplinary Research and Creative Activity Presentations: A goal of the conference is to provide a space for Treasure Valley adjunct faculty to share their disciplinary scholarship and creative activity with their colleagues, emphasizing the role of adjuncts beyond classroom teaching. We encourage submissions on any academic topic being researched by adjunct faculty members in any field of study. These might involve scholarly papers, original scientific research, studies, etc. We also encourage submissions by faculty in creative disciplines of their original creative work. This might include performances, readings, and visual presentations. Presentations will be 50 minutes in length and can be led by an individual or teams.

New this year!
Administrative Presentations: This conference has historically provided at least one session focused on how institutional leaders can support adjunct faculty. This year, we invite institutional leaders to present their strategies for onboarding, training, evaluating and/or supporting adjunct faculty. These presentations can take the form of interactive workshops, panel discussions, roundtable discussions, etc. Presenters are encouraged, but not required, to make their sessions interactive (e.g., hands-on activities, discussions, reflections, demonstrations). Presentations will be 50 minutes in length and can be led by an individual or teams.

If you have questions about how to create a compelling proposal, please see the informational video here: https://goo.gl/b5FNXn.

To submit a proposal for the conference, please complete this Google Form.

Deadline: The deadline for proposal submission is March 15th, 2019 at 5 PM.

Questions: Please contact the TVAC coordinators with any questions by emailing tvac.learn@gmail.com.

Be sure to look for future emails regarding registering for this event!