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Treasure Valley Adjunct Conference

Please join us for the second 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 21 on the campus of Northwest Nazarene University. logo for Treasure Valley Adjunct ConferenceThis 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.

Agenda Coming Soon

Call for Proposals

Boise State University, the College of Western Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University are partnering to present the second annual  Treasure Valley Adjunct Conference (TVAC).  The conference will take place on May 21st, 2018 on the campus of Northwest Nazarene University.

This year’s theme is “Adjunct Faculty: Providing Foundations for Student Success.” While we invite adjunct faculty to submit any proposal that highlights the quality of adjunct faculty scholarship and use of innovative teaching practices, we encourage consideration of how that work is connected to student success, both in our classrooms and at our institutions. Through this lens, we hope to provide a place to examine the impact of our work, 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.

Teaching and Learning Presentations: We encourage submissions from Treasure Valley adjunct faculty on any topic related to their use of innovative teaching and learning practices in the classroom. These presentations can involve descriptions of teaching innovations, 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.

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

Deadline: The deadline for proposal submission is March 2nd, 2018 at 5 PM.

Questions: Please contact the TVAC coordinators with any questions by emailing

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