Focus on Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Lake Shore Campus

Call for Proposals and Registration

The Loyola University Chicago semi-annual Focus on Teaching & Learning (FOTL) conference is dedicated to the belief that as educators we can grow and develop by learning through one another. We seek to contribute to a faculty and staff life that involves active scholarship, candid and vibrant collaboration, and innovative activities that reflect the University’s mission. Our hope is that FOTL can support faculty activity at all stages of development, and that work begun through this gathering can continue in myriad ways in faculty life. Please plan to join us for this, the 21 semiannual conference, at the Lake Shore Campus.  

Our keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Randall Bass of Georgetown University. Dr. Bass is Vice President for Education and a Professor of English. He leads the Designing for the Future(s) initiative and the Red House incubator for curricular transformation. He is the author of numerous books, articles and digital projects on disruptive education, new directions in teaching and learning and transformative teaching.  

We encourage faculty and staff to submit proposals for breakout sessions; they are designed to provide a forum for you to share with colleagues your teaching research, projects and challenges.  Sessions will all be 45 minutes in length. We encourage presenters to plan on a 35 minute presentation with 10 minutes for Q & A.  We understand that you may not be able to fully develop your idea in a short session but hope presenters will think of FOTL as a means to begin a dialogue around an idea or project.

Please submit your proposal by Friday, May 26th at 5 pm CST. Those proposals accepted for presentation will be acknowledged by Friday, June 2nd. Be sure to click "Submit" at the end of the form so your responses are recorded. [Please note: the deadline for proposals was originally May 19 but has been extended a week for your convenience.]

Submit your proposal using the following link:

Register for the event online at: