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2020 Conference for High Impact Instructional Practices: Teaching Naked: Uncovering the Human Dimension in Higher Education

ETSU Center For Teaching Excellence

East Tennessee State University

2020 Conference for High-Impact Instructional Practices (CHIIPs)

Teaching Naked: Uncovering the Human Dimension in Higher Education

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Call for Proposals

Conference Theme:

ETSU’s 3rd Annual Conference for High-Impact Instructional Practices will be Tuesday, August 4th, 2020, featuring keynote speaker Dr. José Bowen.  Dr. Bowen’s books, Teaching Naked and  Teaching Naked Techniques (co-authored with  Edward Watson), challenge us to make the sacred in-class time we have with students “massively better.” Dr. Bowen writes, “Our most precious (and expensive) asset is student-faculty interaction, and ‘naked’ pedagogy is an attempt to…maximize deep learning.” The conference committee invites you to submit proposals that connect to the conference theme and that highlight what you are doing in your classroom – online or face-to-face – to contribute to excellence in teaching.


Deadline for proposals:

March 9, 2020


Developing Your Proposal:

Sessions will be 50 minutes and participants should leave sessions with practical strategies and ideas to implement in their own classes. Proposals must include information regarding what participants will do during the session; sessions that do not include significant interactive components will not be considered.


Proposals may involve topics including, but not limited to:

  • active learning for all class sizes
  • student engagement
  • teaching with technology
  • online education
  • scholarship of teaching and learning
  • student-centered instruction
  • collaborative learning
  • interprofessional learning
  • course design


Proposals will be evaluated and selected based on the following criteria:

  • Complete description and quality of content
  • Connection to the conference theme
  • Application of content to practice
  • Quality of audience participation

Proposal Format:

Proposals should be submitted through the proposalspace website.  The website will ask you to submit using the following format:

Title of presentation:





Abstract for the conference program (150 words max):


Please provide a session outline that responds to the following questions:

  • What will happen during your session? 
  • What will you explore?
  • What will participants do?
  • How does this relate to the conference theme?
  • What will participants learn as a result of attending your session?
  • References:  
  • Audio/Visual Requirements (internet access, presentation software, etc.):

For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Amy Johnson at or 423-439-8661

Call Closed

This call is no longer accepting submissions. For a list of calls that are currently open in ProposalSpace, check out our active calls page.