The Pedagogical Pursuit of Environmental “Truth”: Mobilizing our collective expertise

11th Annual Conference of the Environmental Consortium

November 8, 2014 | Russell Sage College, Troy, NY

Call for Proposals

Call for Breakout Session Proposals
Submission Deadline: Friday, Sept. 19th

Higher education is essential to our environmental future; and our schools can better serve that mission collaboratively.   This conference will be an exciting day of exchanging approaches to pedagogy and designing collaborative programs aimed at increasing access to resources while advancing our region as a global center of environmental knowledge and learning.
The Environmental Consortium invites proposals for breakout sessions which showcase effective, creative, and innovative methods of teaching.  Proposals can be for an individual presentation, or can include multiple presenters for your proposed session.

Presenters will be required to submit a pre-conference session outline and will be encouraged to share resources with the attendees during the conference presentation.

Submit a Proposal

Proposals should address teaching the truth about issues relevant to our Hudson-Mohawk region.  Examples of issues include, but are not limited to:

  • Energy Sources
  • Water Resources
  • Food Resources
  • Biodiversity/Endangered Species
  • Regional Impacts of Climate Change

We encourage proposals from all disciplines. Interdisciplinary proposals are highly encouraged. Types of teaching methods may include, but not are limited to:

  • Service learning
  • Participatory learning
  • Field based learning
  • Online learning
  • Case study based

Abstracts should describe the topic/presentation concisely and summarize the methodology in sufficient detail so that readers can understand the general scope (they will be posted on the conference website).  Abstracts should be written for a broad, multidisciplinary audience. 

Proposal must contain:

  • Paper or discussion title
  • Presenting author’s name, affiliation, and contact information
  • Co-authors’ name, affiliation, and contact information (if applicable)
  • Abstract (in 300 words or fewer)

Submission Period:  July 28 – September 19, 2014
Review Period:  September 20 – September 25, 2014
Notification Date:  September 26, 2014
Session Outline Due: October 31, 2014

In order to be included in the conference program, all speakers/presenters of accepted proposals must also register for the conference.  A special “speaker” rate will be extended. 

While we do not require that you be an individual member of the Environmental Consortium in order to submit a proposal, we strongly urge you to consider becoming a member.  There is no fee to join.

Russell Sage College Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies