CALL FOR PAPERS Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching (SALT) Annual Conference #SUSALT18

Wednesday 18 July 2018

This is your invitation to make your contribution to our 10th anniversary of the Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching (SALT) Annual Conference.

This year we have an overarching conference theme entitled 'Teaching with Impact: Innovate, Develop, Engage, Aspire’.

The conference gives colleagues the opportunity to come together as a community to share ideas and good practices. You may have an example of a pedagogic research project, feedback from new or new learning interventions in teaching and learning. If you feel it will benefit both staff and students across the organization, consider sharing your thoughts, ideas and exercises.

Conference Theme and Submission Deadline

Conference Theme

SALT invites proposals for conference sessions to showcase good and effective practice in learning, teaching and assessment across the University under the overarching theme of 'Teaching with Impact: Innovate, Develop, Engage, Aspire'.

Submission Deadline

The Deadline for submission of proposals is midnight on the 4th May 2018.

Please keep in mind that the proposal you submit now will, if accepted, be used for inclusion in the conference programme and is the primary way that participants will choose which sessions to attend.

Session Formats

Session Formats

We are inviting proposals for lightning talks, presentations, posters, workshops and alternative 'wildcard’ formats. Proposals should be submitted using the online google form for one of the following session types :-

  • Lightning Talks (5 Minutes)
  • Standard Presentations (20 Minutes)
  • Workshop (60 Minutes)
  • Poster (PDF and Paper Required)
  • Alternative wildcard format (We may be able to accommodate an alternative format please be specific in your proposal)

Your proposal needs to show how your session fits with the Conference Theme and must address the selection criteria that will be used by the review panel (see proposal submission guidelines below).

All formats require an Abstract Submission of 500 words (maximum).

Session outlines should be detailed enough for delegates to have an idea of what to expect when attending your session. Workshops must be of an interactive, innovative and creative format e.g. Hacking, Making, Sharing, Gaming etc.

Please Note

The lead author will receive communication from the Conference Organiser. You can add additional contributors to your proposal and you can be named on another proposal as contributor but scheduling may not facilitate opportunities for you to actively present on more than one slot due to timetable clashes. You should not submit proposals that have been published, presented or submitted elsewhere.

Proposal Submission

Proposal Submission Guidelines


Your abstract must be submitted online by the 4 May 2018 using the google form below. If your abstract is accepted by the review panel, your abstract will be used for publication in the online conference programme. You will be notified by the beginning of June of the outcome.

What to include in your Abstract

  • Title, aims and objectives of your proposed session and how this links to the conference theme
  • Session format
  • Lead author and details of any other contributors.
  • For an example of successful abstracts that have been accepted previously please see last year's conference website here.
  • Your abstract must be no longer than 500 words maximum.

Session Outline

You will also be asked to provide a detailed Session Outline (an outline of the session including how it will be run, a breakdown of any interactive activities and how you will engage participants). This is not counted within the word count for the abstract.


Please provide five keywords, separated by commas, which help to define the session content for use on the conference website and in the programme. (This is not included in the word count).

Session Outcomes

Please indicate three key messages or outcomes that delegates will take from your session (again this is not included in the word count).

Submit Your Proposal

Submissions must be made via the online google form via the button below or by visiting this link.

Selection Critera

Selection Criteria

All proposals should clearly address the conference theme and should not exceed the word count (500 words maximum). Abstracts will be selected by the review panel against the following criteria. There will be particular emphasis on how innovative and interactive your session will be:

  1. Do the title and abstract clearly describe the session?
  2. Does the session clearly align with the conference theme?
  3. Is the proposed session clearly written and appropriate?
  4. Is the session innovative / designed to be interactive and is it clear how this will engage the audience?
  5. Are the session outcomes / messages clearly stated and does it state what participants will gain from the session?
  6. Will the session positively contribute to the conference and to learning and teaching at the University?
  7. Are the format and session type selected the most appropriate to the topic of the presentation?
  8. Does the proposal share research data or good practice in learning, teaching and assessment during the session?
  9. Does the proposal include all 5 of the following elements: innovation, replicability, impact, evidence and scope?


The call for proposals is open to all colleagues employed as Swansea University staff including those working in all areas of Learning and Teaching. Authors must provide a Swansea Email address when submitting.

Conference Website

This conference is internally facing and the intended audience comprises of academic and professional staff based at Swansea University. The conference website can be visited via the button below.


If you have any queries about the conference or submission of your proposal please contact :

Debbie Baff Senior Academic Developer Deborah.baff@swansea.ac.uk 01792 513166

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