As a presenter, do I need to register for the symposium?
Yes, all participants, including poster and session presenters, including any attending co-presenters, MUST register for the symposium. The modest $25 registration fee helps defray the cost of food and facility usage. Your registration fee will include the following:
- Attendance to the pre-conference keynote, pre-conference workshop, and the conference reception on Friday, March 13, 2015.
- Attendance to the conference keynote featuring Dr. Rachel Beattie from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
- Access to the full day of over 40 conference sessions featuring presentations addressing a variety of themes: resilience, diversity, literacy, citizenship, mentoring, goal setting, collaboration, and technology.
- Access to the poster session featuring presentations from various CSU faculty.
- Breakfast and lunch on Saturday, March 14, 2015.
- Free parking in the designated event parking lot.
- Guest wifi and the full conference program via mobile device app (to be announced soon).
- Access to the special conference photo booth to share #CSUgrit photos with your social media contacts.
Will wifi be available at the symposium?
Will a printed program be provided?
A printed program will NOT be available onsite. You may download the conference agenda to a mobile device, or bring your own printed copy. We encourage you to utilize the conference app to view and plan your day. You can download a session schedule here.
Will laptops be provided for presenters to use?
PLEASE NOTE: Presentation session rooms were assigned based on the computer and technology preferences each presenter submitted with their proposal. For example, presenters that specified they will bring their own Mac laptop are all scheduled in the same room where a standard VGA cable will be provided. Presenters are expected to bring their own VGA adaptors, if required.
The following standard audiovisual equipment will be provided in each room: data projector equipped with a universal VGA cable to accommodate both PC and Macintosh platforms, an Internet connection (some wifi only), and a screen. Some rooms will have a provided PC laptop with presentation remote.
If you specified you will bring a laptop in your proposal, you are likely assigned to a room without a laptop. Rooms that will NOT have laptops provided are the Alhambra Room, and Pasadena Room.
Who would I ask if I needed technical help during my presentation?
Conference volunteers will be wearing conference t-shirts and will check on each room during session breaks to ensure you are ready to start your presentation on time. If you encounter any technical issue during your presentation, please notify a volunteer who can assist, or who can request assistance from A/V support personnel. Volunteer staff should be in the hallways during all concurrent sessions.
May I bring handouts for my presentation?
Due to the number of presentations, we are unable to make photocopies of any presentation materials, either onsite or prior to the conference. If you’d like to provide handouts during your presentation, we recommend bringing at least 35-50 copies. If there are extra handouts, you may bring them to the Registration Desk and they will be displayed for others to pick-up.
Information for Concurrent Session Presenters
A/V and Media
PLEASE NOTE: Presentation session rooms were assigned based on the computer and technology preferences each presenter submitted with his or her proposal. For example, presenters that specified they will bring their own Mac laptop are all scheduled in the same room where a standard VGA cable will be provided. Presenters are expected to bring their own VGA adaptors, if required.
The following standard audiovisual equipment will be provided in each room: data projector equipped with a universal VGA cable to accommodate both PC and Macintosh platforms, an Internet connection (some wifi only), and a screen. Some rooms will have a provided PC laptop with presentation remote. Also, flip chart paper and markers will be available in all rooms. In larger rooms, front podiums will have a microphone and VGA connection with ceiling mounted projector. If your presentation requires an Internet connection, please connect to Cal State LA guest wireless network well before the start of your presentation. Please click here for more information on connecting to the Cal State LA guest wireless network.
If you require additional A/V equipment, please email CETL@calstatela.edu to see if you can be accommodated.
Information for Poster Session Presenters
Poster session presenters will be assigned a poster easel during the poster session. It is recommended that your poster be mounted on foam core or something sturdy to stand up on the easel. No posters can be mounted on the room walls. The poster session will take place in the same large ballroom as lunch and a portion of the poster session will run concurrent with lunch.
Poster presenters can set up their posters beginning at 12:00 pm in the Golden Eagle Ballroom. We will also set aside space near the Registration Desk to hold posters the morning of March 14 so that poster presenters can attend the morning conference sessions.
Call for Submissions
Sorry, but the submission deadline was Friday, December 5, 2014
We are proud to announce that we received a record number of submissions this year!
Also, 18 of the 23 CSU campuses submitted proposals.
All proposals related to teaching and learning are encouraged, but we especially invite proposals that address grit.
- Resilience: Creating space for self-awareness, self-regulation or mindfulness in students
- Diversity: Teaching that supports first-generation students or connects with diverse populations (e.g., non-traditional students, veteran students) in new ways
- Literacy: Creating classroom conditions that encourage critical reading and/or writing
- Citizenship: Courses in General Education, civic literacy, or community engagement/service learning that develop exceptional citizenship
- Mentoring: Approaches, courses or programs that foster personal growth including peer mentoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI) or undergraduate research mentoring
- Goal setting: Programs or courses that help students focus on long-term goals, including innovative coursework or programs such as first-year experience.
- Collaboration: Enhancing learning through creating co-curricular collaborations (e.g., Student Affairs, mentoring programs, Career Center, etc.)
- Technology: Using technology in new ways to improve student learning.
Requirements and Review Criteria
Proposals should include a 150-word maximum abstract to be included in the program, as well as a 350-word maximum description for review.
Proposals will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
- Proposal makes an original contribution to practice
- Proposal should interest a significant audience
- Proposal supports themes
- Abstract conveys useful content
- Quality of writing
- Indication of interactive audience participation during the presentation