CFP: The Teaching Hub at the 2020 Eastern Divisional Meeting of the American Philosophical Association

Submission deadline: August 15, 2019

Conference date(s):
January 9, 2020 - January 10, 2020

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Conference Venue:

APA Eastern Division
Philadelphia, United States

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Call for Proposals: 2020 Teaching Hub Poster Session

Eastern, Central, and Pacific APA Meetings


The APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy (CTP) and the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) invite abstracts for the three AAPT-APA Teaching Hub poster sessions to be held throughout the spring of 2020.

Each Teaching Hub includes a reception and poster session featuring both independent work by undergraduate students and innovative work in the teaching of philosophy by faculty and graduate students. If you have something of your own to share with your colleagues—a new teaching technique, course proposal, assessment strategy, in-class activity, or SoTL research finding—please consider submitting an abstract to one of the Teaching Hub poster sessions below. Please also encourage undergraduates who have completed independent work in philosophy this past academic year and undergraduates who are working on summer research projects in philosophy currently to submit their abstracts.

We are looking for proposals for either two kinds of posters:

1.     1. Undergraduate students

Posters featuring independent research by undergraduates (e.g. thesis, independent study). Deadline: November 15, 2019

2.     2. Faculty or graduate students

Posters featuring pedagogical innovations or Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Deadline: August 15, 2019

Please e-mail abstracts of no more than 300 words as PDF attachments, prepared for anonymous review, to Kaitlin Pettit ( with the subject line "2019 (Eastern, Central, or Pacific) TH poster session submission."

You may submit a proposal to more than one poster session. However, we will only accept distinct proposals to different poster sessions. If you would like to submit the same proposal to more than one poster session, please include in your email a ranking of your preferred meeting locations.

  • Eastern Teaching Hub Poster Session: January 10, 2020, Philadelphia, PA
  • Central Teaching Hub Poster Session: February 28, 2020, Chicago, IL
  • Pacific Teaching Hub Poster Session: April 10, 2020, San Francisco, CA

The Teaching Hub aims to be an especially inclusive and collegial event, designed to recognize exceptional teaching and mentorship. Faculty members who have organized a trip with a group of undergraduates to one of the APA divisional meetings, in order to present work at the Teaching Hub, have described the experience as transformative for their students.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Kaitlin Louise Pettit, University of Utah
2020 Teaching Hub Poster Session Coordinator

Russell Marcus and Wendy Turgeon
2020 Eastern Teaching Hub Co-Chairs

Rebecca Scott and Giancarlo Tarantino
2020 Central Teaching Hub Co-Chairs

Ian Smith and Renee Smith
2020 Pacific Teaching Hub Co-Chairs
The AAPT-APA Teaching Hub is a series of interactive workshops and conversations designed specifically for philosophers and created to celebrate teaching within the context of the APA divisional meetings. Jointly organized by the CTP and the AAPT, the Teaching Hub aims to offer a range of high-quality and inclusive development opportunities that address the teaching of philosophy at all levels, pre-college through graduate school.

Important note: Neither the APA nor the AAPT can offer funding to Teaching Hub participants for travel or lodging. Moreover, to present at the Teaching Hub, participants must both join the APA and register for the appropriate meeting (less than $30 total for undergraduates). Please alert your students to these facts before they apply and consider reserving institutional funding for their participation.

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