Events Friday, Dec 20, 2019 - Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020

Community of Scholars Call for Proposals

Add to Calendar 2019-12-20T11:00:00 2020-01-28T23:59:00 America/New_York Community of Scholars Call for Proposals Submission Deadline Faculty, students, alumni and staff are invited to submit proposals for this year's Community of Scholars Day by Jan. 28. , Community of Scholars Committee
A panel of three women in discussion at Community of Scholars Day

Community of Scholars Day: April 2
Deadline to Submit Proposals: Jan. 28

Community of Scholars Day (COS) is an all-day event where the impressive work that is currently being done at Lesley University is presented and celebrated.

All members of our community — students, faculty, staff and alumni — are invited to submit a proposal to share your work. Whether your passion is in the arts and sciences, education, mental health, business, leadership, adult learning, social justice and activism, or another pertinent topic, we welcome your contributions!

Conference Theme: What's Our Vision?

As we enter a new decade, let’s reflect on what has passed and envision what lies ahead. This year, we are inviting you to share your ideas, work and scholarship related to how you see us moving forward as a community. You may see our future through a lens that brings civic engagement into our schools, uses the principles of Universal Design for Learning to increase educational equity and access, rethinks the role that our individual and institutional choices have on the climate crisis, or creates art that will continue to tell our society’s story long after its storytellers are gone.

All proposals will be reviewed and considered, but priority will be given to those that include collaboration and those connected to our overarching theme. We hope you will be inspired to connect with other members of the Lesley community who share your vision.

Submit your proposal through the Community of Scholars 2020 Submission Page by Jan. 28. You will be asked to provide:

  • The names, roles and Lesley affiliations of all presenters/panelists
  • A title (up to 10 words)
  • A 150- to 250-word abstract
  • A short (80 word) description of your project for publication in the program and on the website. Please indicate how your project is related to the theme of “What’s Our Vision?”
  • Format Preference:
    • Presentation: One or more presenters discussing work they created together
    • Panel: 3 or more presenters discussing work on related themes or topics
    • Poster: Visual depiction of a topic or research project
    • Workshop: An interactive session designed to teach or explore a technique or skill
    • Artistic Performance or Installation: An expressive, visual or musical piece 

Following a blind peer-review process of selection, you will receive an email response regarding your proposal during the week of Feb. 10. For information and resources for constructing your proposal, see the COS Research Guide.

We look forward to your proposals and to our community-wide celebration of scholarship. Thank you in advance for helping us continue to showcase the talent in our Lesley Community, and publishing your work on Digital Commons to share with students and scholars throughout the world.

Community of Scholars Committee