Community of Scholars: Call for Proposals

Community of Scholars Day

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Proposal submission deadline has passed. 


Community of Scholars Day 

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.

The Fine Print

  • A few things to keep in mind.
    • Upon review of your proposal, you may be asked to present your material in a different format (e.g., a poster instead of a presentation) or for a different length of time than you had proposed.
    • Please be aware that no more than one individual presentation slot will be available to any accepted presenter. Please consider restructuring additional proposals to include other presenters. (Please note: exceptions will be made for PhD candidates who are meeting their public presentation requirements.)
    • The COS20 Planning Committee reserves the right to make non-substantive edits to the title, brief description and abstract to make corrections, enhance consistency of entries or accommodate space limitations.