The ACA welcomes experienced higher education professionals to submit proposals to present a Conference Session for the 2017 Annual Summit on September 28-September 30, 2017 at the MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport, TN.

These sessions are designed to engage participants in the implementation, challenges, and successes of engaged teaching and learning strategies.  Participants should leave the Summit with a deeper understanding of the topic, a new network of colleagues, and resources for continuing their education.


Proposals should reflect current work, recent finds, and/or new perspectives and include the following elements:

  • Session Title
  • Session Abstract (limit 30 words):  A brief description of your presentation to be used in the Summit program
  • Proposal Narrative (limit 2 pages):   Address specifically a presentation agenda, including engagement strategies and specific learning objectives
  • Identify any co-presenter(s)

Applicants may submit multiple proposals.  Priority will be given to proposals that link the work of multiple institutions and reflect diverse perspectives, innovations, disciplines, and programmatic areas.  Criteria for evaluation will include topic, innovation, audience engagement, and program balance.

Only proposals submitted through the ACA website will be considered and must be received by June 26, 2017.

The ACA will review submitted topics and may request additional information from selected individuals.  All applicants will be notified via email of the status of their application.


Accepting proposals through Monday, July 17, 2017


*If you have an idea for a panel or co-presentation and want to find others who are working on similar projects , please post a message on the discussion board of the Faculty/Staff Community within MyACA.