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2022 CPHE Conference
October 4 @ 11:41 pm
2022 Contemplative Practices for Higher Education Conference: Call for Proposals Now Open
March 3-5, 2022
Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Maryland
Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Contemplative Higher Education Alliance for Research, Teaching and Services
The 2022 Contemplative Practices for Higher Education (CPHE) Conference will be the ninth year we have offered an opportunity for a variety of contemplative practitioners to come together in order to share the good work they have accomplished within their respected fields. This gathering is sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Contemplative Higher Education Alliance for Research, Teaching and Services (C-HEARTS). The intention of this conference is to foster and encourage the integration and sustainability of contemplative practices into our professional lives: in the classroom, in the research laboratory, in the office, in healthcare, in the arts, and in the workplace.
We invite contributions on contemplative practices within the higher education setting that have not been presented elsewhere. Proposals are due no later than Monday, December 6, 2021. Submitters will be notified no later than Friday, January 7, 2022.
Suggested areas include, but are not limited to: Contemplative pedagogy (CP) in higher education, CP-Research in arts, humanities, medicine, science, and technology, Leadership and management (e.g., university administration, campus-wide initiatives), Health and wellness, Antiracism, inclusion, and other social justice efforts, The environment and sustainability, Student communities and student life, Campus mindfulness.
Details of the CFP are below, or on the web: https://inside.msmary.edu/cphe/2022/call-for-proposals.html
CALL FOR PROPOSALS, FULL DETAILS:
Registration Requirements: If your proposal is accepted, each presenter must register for the conference. The conference does not pay presenters honoraria, reimburse expenses (e.g., travel, lodging, or copying), or waive conference registration fees.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING: We encourage submissions by professionals, graduate/professional students and undergraduates, including joint endeavors between students and faculty/staff as well as individual work.
>>> Submissions must be completed using THE 2022 PROPOSALS FORM: https://forms.gle/GttSoTneKafiRgtM7
You are invite to submit an application for one of the following session formats:
General Session – 45 minutes
Interactive presentations/workshops addressing some aspect of contemplative approaches in pedagogy (any field or discipline), curriculum, student affairs, student health, leadership/organizational development in higher education, or issues of major societal import. Sessions may include 1 or 2 presenters. General sessions should incorporate presenter remarks as well as active or experiential elements, such as contemplative practice(s). The facilitator should incorporate time for discussion/Q&A.
>>To Apply: Please indicate the session’s purpose, goals, and expected learning outcomes for participants.
Research Talk – 15 minutes
This type of presentation includes one paper or talk (preferably not read to the audience) on a focused topic for 15 minutes, with 5 minutes added for Q&A.
>>To Apply: Research questions/hypotheses should be clearly articulated and address important questions relating to contemplative approaches in higher education. Significance of the problem should be justified. Please indicate the session’s purpose and learning outcomes for participants.
Panel Discussion – 60 minutes
The panel should contain at least 3 panelists. This type of session includes brief opening presentations (5-7 minutes) from individual panelists on a selected topic and then discussion among those same panelists. Please note that a panel focuses on panelists’ presentation and interaction with one another, while a roundtable focuses on presenter-audience interaction. Please allow 10-15 minutes for audience Q&A and discussion.
>>To Apply: Please provide a detailed description of the session, listing all proposed panelists, explaining the relationship to contemplative practices, and the anticipated format of the session. Clearly indicate how the session will benefit attendees.
Roundtable Conversation – 60 min
A roundtable should consist of 3 or more participants who have a topic to explore. The roundtable presenters begin by making brief (3-5 minutes per person) opening remarks about a selected topic, and the remainder of the session should feature interaction with the audience. Please note that a panel focuses on panelists’ presentation and interaction with one another, while a roundtable focuses on presenter-audience interaction.
>>To Apply: Please provide a description of the session topic, clearly explaining the relationship to contemplative practices and how it will benefit the audience.
Lightning Talks – 5 minutes
Lightning Talk presentations are brief, spoken presentations accompanied by visual resources that complement the presenter’s talk. These can be from across any fields or disciplines, including new work or established work. Each presenter will give a 5 minute presentation on a topic on which they are working. Presenters will be grouped into 45-minute sessions that will include a group of Lightning Talks and time at the end for Q&A.
>>To Apply: Please provide a description of the topic, clearly explaining the relationship to contemplative practices.
Contemplative Practice Session – 45 minutes
A Practice Session should include only brief remarks to provide context, and then focus on audience members learning to do something in a participatory way. Almost all of the period must be given over to group participation in the chosen contemplative practice.
>>To Apply: Please provide a description of the practice, grounded in a framework based on literature and include one or more references for the materials and/or approach used for the practice. Describe intended learning outcomes and anticipated benefits for the participants.
Student-focused Session – 45 minutes
These sessions focus specifically on students as their audience, and they can take many forms. Key elements include student-specific content, engagement appropriate to students, and an overall session design that accentuates student interests.
>>To Apply: Please clearly state how the session will involve student participation and/or target student audiences, including a statement of the session’s purpose, goals, and expected learning outcomes for participants.
Poster sessions are designed to allow summaries of research and scholarship through engaged, individual conversation. The poster should include all relevant information, brief presentation/discussion by the presenter (2-5 minutes), and then informal discussion. Posters will be on display throughout the conference with presenters available for questions during a scheduled conference time. This is a great opportunity for student presenters and works-in-progress.
>>To Apply: Please clearly state the focus of the poster (e.g., project, course, research, contemplative practice), including a statement of goals and objectives.
Proposals are due no later than Monday, December 6, 2021.
>>> Submissions must be completed using THE 2022 PROPOSALS FORM: https://forms.gle/GttSoTneKafiRgtM7.