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Sparking Success: AY 22-23

5th Annual Sparking Success: Faculty Development Conference

December 9th & 10th, 2022 

Call for Proposals are now open for the AY 22-23 Conference
Registration is free and open to all faculty, teaching staff, post doc, and graduate t.a.'s. 

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Breakout Session: Call for Proposals (Deadline Aug. 31st)

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Tulane University’s Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) invites proposals for interactive breakout sessions for the 5th Annual Sparking Success: Faculty Development Conference, to be held Saturday, December 10, 2022


Sparking Success encourages faculty, staff, and graduate and professional students to come together, build community, and find inspiration for enhancing our lives on campus. Breakout sessions might explore, for example: 

  • Using innovative approaches to pedagogy
  • Creating equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning environments across campus
  • Supporting non-traditional students, including those who build families and are caregivers for children and elders
  • Engaging NOLA, regional, and/or global community partners in teaching and research
  • Developing meaningful assessment strategies that are culturally-responsive and foster students success
  • Effective mentoring for students with minoritized identities and/or experiences (e.g., BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, disability, international, veterans) 
  • Teaching with media and technology
  • Integrating accessibility into pedagogy and teaching resources
  • Building open-access resources
  • Pursuing interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching and/or research
  • Incorporating research into teaching (and vice versa)
  • Repackaging our scholarship for the public through op-eds, social media, and other public venues
  • Establishing boundaries to move toward work/life balance

Proposal Submission Criteria

Breakout sessions will be 60 minutes long and can be held either virtually or in-person on Tulane’s campus. We strongly encourage collaborative proposals, especially interdisciplinary or inter-institutional proposals, but we request that one presenter be designated as a session lead for the sake of conference communications. 

  • Proposals should be no more than 500 words in length, not including bibliography.
  • Be sure to include whether you will present your session virtually or in-person.
  • Include the 3 learning objectives for participants and an agenda for the 60-minute session. 
  • Include a brief statement noting how you will attend to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion within your session.


Submit a Sparking Success Breakout Session Proposal


Take a look at the Sparking Success: AY 21-22 Conference
Download the Sparking Success: Faculty Development Conference 2022 Program
If you are having trouble accessing the program file on box, you can find the google doc link, here.


AY 22-23 Plenary Speaker | Dr. José Antonio Bowen

Dr. José A. Bowen 


José Antonio Bowen has won teaching awards at Stanford, Georgetown, Miami and Southern Methodist University where he was Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts.

He was President of Goucher College and has written over 100 scholarly articles, edited the Cambridge Companion to Conducting (2003), is an editor of Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology (2011), and has appeared as a musician with Stan Getz, Bobby McFerrin, and others. 

He has written a symphony, music for Hubert Laws and Jerry Garcia, and is the author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning  (Jossey-Bass,2012) which was the winner of the Ness Award for Best Book on Higher Education from the American Association of Colleges and Universities). He is also a Founding Board Member of the National Recording Preservation Board for the Library of Congress and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) in England. Stanford honored him as a Distinguished Alumni Scholar in 2010 and he was given the Ernest L. Boyer Award(for significant contributions to American higher education) from the New American Colleges and Universities in 2018. See his blog at teachingnaked.com or follow him on Twitter @josebowen.