Reviewers rely on an in-depth well-written description to enhance their understanding of the content and goals of the presentation. A complete description includes background information, an overview of the presentation, and a description of the format. If the program is reporting research, a description of methods, findings and recommendations may be appropriate. The program description should also include learning outcomes, the relationship of the program to the conference theme, methods of audience involvement (i.e., engaging in discussion, sharing effective practices, analyzing a case study), and the familiarity and background of the presenters with the subject matter of the program.
If appropriate, an effective proposal description
- Mentions relevant theories and research
- Includes an outline of the presentation
- Describes intended learning outcomes for participants
- Describes the institution and/or presenters
Well Written Proposals (PDF
- Why Do I Have to Take This Class??!
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- Applying the Glue that Holds Us Together: Building Trust Through Effective Advising Administration and Leadership
- Helping High-Achieving Students Develop Parallel Plans