Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

2018 Call for Proposals

SAARC 2017: Making Data Meaningful: Addressing Critical Issues


Call for proposals are open from January 1, 2018 to March 19, 2018

This year, we are especially interested in proposals related to giving students a voice or how to create inclusive assessments. This could include a broad range of topics, from examples of assessing marginalized populations to dealing with non-response bias in surveys.

As always, we welcome a broad and diverse range of proposals on the foundations of research and assessment and examples of innovative or cutting-edge research and assessment.

Complete and submit your proposal here 

Important Dates

Call for proposals opens: January 1, 2018

Call for proposals closes: March 19, 2018

Notification of acceptance: Week of April 1, 2018

Key Elements of the Proposal

Your proposal should contain the following elements:

  • Session title
  • Abstract (limited to 150 words)
  • Session description (limited to 250 words, including purpose, relevant background/literature, and audience takeaways)
  • Session outline (including time alottments)
  • Learning outcomes

SAARC reviewers use a standard scoring measure to rate proposals based on particular key criteria. These are:

  • Connection to SAARC theme/topic of interest
  • Clearly defined purpose
  • Sufficient support from the literature
  • Clearly defined learning outcomes
  • Clearly defined benefit to attendees
  • Broad applicability/implications for practice
  • Originality/creativity
  • Plan for audience engagement
  • Appropriate format