CEEA-ACEG 2020 Call for Papers
The Annual Conference of the Canadian Engineering Education Association will be held jointly between McGill and Concordia Universities in Montreal, Quebec, from June 18-21, 2020 with the theme of “Fostering Students’ Ownership of their Learning.”
At Canadian institutions of higher education, large investments are continually being made to promote high-quality teaching. Given the more independent nature of post-secondary education, the role of students in their own learning process is of critical importance, and the efforts put into supporting student learning should equal, if not exceed, those invested in improving teaching skills. To fully achieve their educational outcomes, students must be responsible for their own learning. To this end, the theme of the 2020 CEEA-ACEG Conference will be “Fostering students’ ownership of their learning.” When we come together as a group of Canadian engineering educators in Montreal in 2020, we will look forward to conversations and cultivating ideas on the promotion and development of a sense of ownership of their education by students, be it within or outside the classroom.
Call for Papers
We invite papers written in English or French on a variety of topics in engineering education. Attendees will have an opportunity to showcase, learn about, and discuss engineering education through a variety of session types. Participants will be asked to classify their work into one of two streams: teaching practice or educational research, and to identify their preferred presentation mode. Both streams cover works that relate to teaching, learning, assessment, accreditation, student support, professional development, and other aspects of engineering education. The differences in the streams are as follows:
Conference sessions will be 80-90 minutes in length, with three different session types:
Extended Abstract Submission:
All authors, regardless of the stream or requested presentation type, are invited to submit an abstract (approx. 500 words) via Easy Chair by December 16, 2019. All abstracts will be reviewed and evaluated based on how they address the following elements, as appropriate:
When authors submit an abstract, they will be asked to indicate their areas of interest and expertise in engineering education for the purpose of abstract and paper review. Abstracts/papers will be assigned based on these areas of interest and expertise. They will also be asked to indicate whether they intend to participate in the full paper review process, whether their abstract is practice or research oriented, and their preferred presentation format. The authors will be asked if they can review papers in French. All CEEA-ACEG authors will be required to review two abstracts and papers.
It is expected that all authors collecting data from human subjects have approval from a university-based ethics review board for their research.
All authors will receive an indication of whether their abstract is accepted for the conference by January 17, 2020, and feedback on their abstract that can be used in writing the paper.
Peer-reviewed Paper Submission:
Authors opting to submit a 4-8 page paper for peer review will be required to do so by February 17, 2020. Papers will be reviewed, based on the criteria listed above, and authors will receive feedback on March 16, 2020, with an indication that the paper is accepted as-is, or that revisions are required. Where revisions are required, authors will be asked to submit a revised paper by April 6, 2020.
Authors who attend to the requested revisions (where applicable) will have their papers marked as “peer reviewed” in the conference proceedings. Authors who decide not to submit a revised paper will still be invited to participate in the conference, without the “peer reviewed” indication in the conference proceedings. Authors who are not requested to complete revisions after submitting the paper for peer review will also have their papers marked as “peer reviewed” in the conference proceedings. In addition, each author will need to agree to review two (2) other paper submissions if they wish for their paper to be published in the proceedings as a “peer-reviewed” paper.
All authors (with the exception of poster authors), whether they have participated in the full paper peer review process or abstract review only, must submit their final paper by April 6, 2020. All papers will be made available during the conference and will be published in the CEEA-ACEG proceedings after the conference.
English pdf: CEEA-ACEG AuthorGuide 2020 EN
Word doc: CEEA-ACEG AuthorGuide 2020 EN
We invite proposals for workshops covering relevant aspects of teaching and learning in engineering. Workshops on practices that positively impact the engineering teaching environment and students’ abilities, resourcefulness, persistence, and success are particularly sought. Topics of interest include:
Workshops last 90 minutes and should provide the participants with an interactive experience. Proposals for workshops spanning two or more 90-minute periods will be considered. All regular workshops are scheduled for June 21, 2020.
Workshop proposals can be submitted by completing the appropriate form (Easy Chair) by February 1, 2020. Workshops will be considered based on clarity, level of detail, interactivity and relevance to engineering education.
Undergraduate Student Poster Competition:
As part of the student program at the conference, undergraduate students are encouraged to create a poster and enter it in competition. The poster should showcase the student's involvement in a project that contributes to the understanding or improvement of the educational experience for Engineering students.
Students need to submit a PDF of their poster by April 6, 2020. Submissions are to made through EasyChair according to the instructions indicated there and must be received by the due time and date. (Note that only an abstract is required - no paper submission is required here.)
The posters will be evaluated by a panel of judges on the following categories: 1) relevance to the conference, 2) originality, 3) rigour, 4) visuals, and 5) communication. Students will have 5 minutes to present their findings and 3 minutes to answer the questions of the judges. One winner and two runners-up will be chosen and awarded monetary prizes.
Poster teams that include one or more undergraduate students will receive a single registration waiver that can be applied to an undergraduate member, provided that member is responsible for the 5 minute presentation.
CEEA-ACEG Institute for Engineering Teaching and Educational Research (IETEER):
CEEA-ACEG Institute workshops are opportunities to dive deeper into the practice of teaching and course design and/or education research, all with a distinct engineering focus. The IETEER will run on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, and further details will be published prior to the commencement of conference registration.