2017 Call for Proposals

Welcome to the 2017 CCCOnline CONNECT Conference

Important Dates

  • Proposal Deadline: June 23, 2017
  • Acceptance Notification: June 30, 2017
  • Presenter Confirmation: July 14, 2017
  • Presenter / Co-presenter Conference Registration Deadline: September 15, 2017
  • As educators we should strive to disseminate best practice tools and techniques that support high quality online education. By sharing in the experiences and expertise of instructors, staff, and technology providers from throughout Colorado, we can help all of our students to achieve their goals and experience success in their studies.

Conference Format

Sessions vary in structure in order to provide a robust conference experience for presenters and participants. Presenters are asked to identify their preferred format in their proposal.

Concurrent Sessions are sessions that present research, theory, concepts, and practices. Concurrent sessions are 25 minutes long.

Facilitated Group Discussions provide an opportunity to hear several points of view on issues that concern many online educators in Colorado. One or two individuals act as the discussion leaders. They provide a brief introduction and then facilitate an informal discussion among the audience members. The topic can be controversial and/or have broad appeal that will elicit dialogue among the audience. These sessions are 25 minutes in length.

Presentation Length

The majority of our presentations and facilitated discussions will be 25 minutes long. For presentations, this needs to include 5 minutes for Q&A.

If you believe you need a 50-minute session due to your subject matter, we may be able to accommodate. We have reserved a very limited number of 50-minute sessions for special cases. NOTE: you must provide a well-reasoned explanation (see below) about why your presentation needs a full 50 minutes; otherwise, you will be assigned a 25-minute time slot.

Also, please note we welcome you to submit multiple proposals!

Proposal Submission

All information must be submitted by filling in the form. It is especially important that the email and phone number you give is where you can be reached in June and July. If we cannot reach you, we cannot consider your presentation! A separate submission must be completed for each proposal.

For best results, please draft your proposal as a Word document, edit and carefully check the spelling, and then copy and paste the block of information into the spaces provided. Please note that special characters and italics may not translate in the web-based submission process.

The deadline for proposal submissions is June 23, 2017.

If you have questions, contact the Conference Coordinator via this email: stephen.mcelroy@cccs.edu

Proposal Review & Acceptance
A peer review will be conducted based on the following criteria:

  • Is the abstract informative, enticing, and succinct?
  • Are the learning outcomes observable, relevant, and concise?
  • Does the conference track match the session abstract?
  • Is the content defined, applicable, and relevant?
  • Is the format / technique defined, participatory, and understandable?
  • Does the proposal use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar?

Available session slots will be awarded proportionately by content areas, and will be filled by the highest-ranking proposals, as space permits. The Proposal Review Committee may, at its discretion, combine related presentations or change the presentation type.

Notification & Information

Notification of acceptance decisions will be e-mailed on or about June 30, 2017. It is important that you check your email during this period. If you have not heard from the Proposal Review Committee about your submission by early July, please check with stephen.mcelroy@cccs.edu

Presenters must confirm that they will present at the conference by July 14, 2017.

All presenters and co-presenters must register for the conference by September 15, 2017 to be included in the program. The names of the primary presenter and any co-presenters will appear in the conference program if received by this date.

List the name of each presenter, with the Primary Presenter first.

Primary Presenter is the only person with whom the Conference Coordinator will correspond, and the Primary Presenter is responsible for communicating information to all co-presenters. Primary Presenter should be sure to provide an email address that will be checked regularly during the summer.

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