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Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC) Call for Submissions

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Program Co-chair: Rob Koonce, Creighton University;
Program Co-chair: Stefan Krummaker, Queen Mary University of London;


Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. The submission deadline was January 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM ET and the submission system is now CLOSED. 

On Sunday, August 12, 2018, the Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC@AOM) will host its sixth annual event during the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (August 10-14, 2018). TLC@AOM is a “conference within a conference” designed to help Academy members across all divisions improve their teaching practices in an open forum of shared experience. TLC@AOM features both submitted and invited sessions.


Themes for the 2018 TLC@AOM Conference


Proposals should clearly identify one or more of the following themes:


Introduction of new teaching formats or learning innovations

Teaching and learning assessment and associated challenges

Demographic, geographic, or disciplinary boundaries that may promote or hinder building and leveraging teaching and learning networks

Connecting teaching and learning practices to employer needs and global workplace trends

Management of teaching and learning practices

Curricular design or redesign

Issues and challenges that arise with students, teaching assistants, or others who impact teaching practices and how those issues or challenges are addressed

Other themes that address teaching and learning practices to include proposals that support the 2018 AOM Conference theme of Improving Lives


Criteria for Acceptance


The same level of quality and academic professionalism is expected as for other AOM conference submissions. More specifically for TLC submissions, every session must include evidence of active audience interaction and engagement, as well as some combination of presentation, discussion, participant reflection and application, simulation, or other form of interactivity. Each submission should also clearly articulate the goals of the presentation to include what and how the material will be presented, as well as the takeaways that an attendee should expect to receive by participating in the session.


TLC Submission Guidelines:


Important: If any of the below guidelines and formatting instructions are not met, the submission will NOT be reviewed. 


Page 1- Cover Page includes:

The title of presentation (in Title Case)

The Academy-assigned 5-digit submission number

Statement to indicate that ALL presenters on the proposal agree to register and attend the 2018 TLC@AOM Conference should the submission be accepted.

Identification of the theme(s) for the proposal (see list of “Themes for the 2018 TLC Conference” listed above).

Pages 2-5 includes:

Topic: Describe the topic of your presentation.  What you are planning to do?  How does the topic fulfill the theme(s) identified on the Cover Page?

Interest: Why would this topic be of interest to conference attendees?

Method: Describe your presentation methods – lecture, visual aids, video, etc.

Audience Involvement: Describe how you will involve the audience.

Takeaways: Be explicit about what the audience will be able to take away from your presentation.  In other words, how can attendees apply the information to improve their teaching?

Time Management:  Indicate the presentation time requested: 60 minutes or 90 minutes. Also provide a breakdown of how the time will be utilized with minutes for each segment of the presentation clearly noted

Proposals must not exceed 5 pages.

To facilitate the blind review process, REMOVE ALL AUTHOR-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, including acknowledgements, from the uploaded document. Note: You will still include ALL authors associated with your submission during the submission process, but not in your uploaded proposal. The author information provided will appear in the printed and online Program.


NOTE: Any proposal that appears to market a product or service is not suitable for the AOM Teaching and Learning Conference and will be rejected.


If you prefer to discuss your ideas prior to submitting a proposal, please contact by no later than December 15th, 2017. Please review theTLC Submission Guidelines prior to submitting a proposal.


The deadline for all submissions is Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time). All proposals must be submitted through the AOM online submission system 

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