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2022 Conference for High Impact Instructional Practices: Radical Hope

ETSU Center For Teaching Excellence

Conference Theme: Radical Hope

August 9th, 2022

Call for Proposals

Conference Theme:

ETSU’s 5th Annual Conference for High-Impact Instructional Practices (CHIIPs) will be August 9, 2022, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Kevin Gannon, author of Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto. Gannon challenges educators to critically reflect on themselves and their students, reimagine course materials, and take action to reinvigorate higher education. In Radical Hope, he offers practical suggestions for college faculty to turn their learning environments from a “classroom of death”  to a place of hope, where teaching is transformative and learning is emancipatory. This year’s conference theme challenges us to reflect on who we are as educators, who our students are as learners, and what we can do together to foster radical hope.

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:

Monday May 2nd, 2022

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 what participants will do during the session; sessions that do not include significant interactive components will not be considered . Examples of interactive components include (but are not limited to): use of audience response systems, small group breakouts, small and whole group discussions, games, role play, case studies, jigsaws, or fishbowls.

Proposals may involve topics including, but not limited to:

  • Inclusive pedagogy
  • Inclusive course design
  • Access and accessibility
  • Active learning for all class sizes
  • Learner-centered teaching
  • Engaging syllabi
  • Student engagement
  • Teaching with technology
  • Online education
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Collaborative learning
  • Interprofessional learning
  • Course design

The conference committee will evaluate and select proposals  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:

Please submit your proposal through the ProposalSpace website using the following format:

Title of presentation:





Abstract for the conference program (150 words max):

A session outline that addresses the following : 

  • What will happen during your session 
  • What you will explore
  • How participants will be active  during your session
  • How your session relates to the conference theme
  • What participants will learn as a result of attending your session
  • References and audio/visual requirements (internet access, presentation software, etc.) as appropriate  

For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Patrick Brown at or (423) 439-4566.

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