I found out just today that my first proposal to present at a professional conference has been accepted. The first annual Treasure Valley Adjunct Conference has been organized jointly between Boise State University, Northwest Nazarene University, and the College of Western Idaho to showcase the work of adjunct faculty. Presentations can address ways to improve instruction in the classroom or highlight work such as research or creative endeavors which adjuncts have pursued as part of their profession. Click here to see a complete schedule of the event.
I submitted two proposals because I thought it would double my chances of getting accepted. I’m not whether or not my chances doubled, but I am glad to see that one of my proposals was accepted. My presentations will focus on my experience in transforming my statistics class, a subject usually considered dry and boring, into something fun and enticing for students to engage in real learning. What I submitted was just abstract; in reality, I had nothing. Now I need to get busy and put a package together for the conference which takes place on May 15. My consolation is that the semester will have ended the week prior, so that should free up some space in which to prepare. (Note my crossed fingers behind my back as I say that!)
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