International Conference in Innovative Teaching: Improving the University for Future Generations (IACIT@RCC)

Date: 

Thursday, May 16, 2019 (All day) to Friday, May 17, 2019 (All day)

Location: 

RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

We are pleased to announce the International Annual Conference in Innovative Teaching: Renovating the University for Future Generations (IACIT@RCC), which will take place at RCC–Harvard on May 16-17, 2019.

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Call for Papers

IACIT@RCC aims to contribute to the development of innovative techniques in teaching and new educational approaches in higher education. Traditionally, due to a combination of factors, instructors have relegated students to a passive role inside the classroom, so a first point of reflection is exploring to what degree students should become active participants in their own learning, both in and outside the classroom and the potential of the variety of tools and dynamics that can be implemented to that end, highlighting the examples and best practices we should all follow when pursuing improvements in the ways we teach. Technological innovation is driving change in all aspects of society, and thus, teaching should evolve by taking into consideration the potential of new technological trends and possibilities to transform the ways we teach and thus, another point of reflection should be if technology should play an even larger role in education and if so, which technical innovations should be adopted and why.

This conference welcomes proposals that deal with these and any other topics related to innovation in higher education. We especially encourage the presentation of works that approach these topics from a practical perspective and through the sharing of experiences and best practices.

Requirements for participants

Applicants must send an abstract up to 250 words, including 6 keywords, title, author, and affiliation. The call is open for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and professors from any institution and we especially encourage the participation of young scholars at the beginning stages of their teaching careers in higher education. Proposals must be in English.

All abstracts should be submitted using the conference online abstract submission form. The deadline for abstract submissions is February 28, 2019 at 11:59pm (ET).

Key Dates

Submission deadline: February 28, 2019

Author notification: March 15, 2019

Early bird registration deadline: May 1, 2019

Full Conference Program: May 6, 2019 

Conference dates: May 16-17, 2019

Conference Fees

Early bird registration fee: $50.

Full conference fee: $80.

Any further inquiries can be directed to the scientific committee using this online form.

Conference Organizers/Scientific Committee:

RCC Postdoctoral Fellows at Harvard University:

  • Diego Chapinal Heras (Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of the Classics at Harvard University)
  • Sara García Linares (Postdoctoral Researcher at Harvard Medical School)
  • Eva Gil González (Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences)
  • Diego González Cadenas (Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School)
  • Irene Lebrusán Murillo (Postdoctoral Researcher at Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School).
  • Marta Pérez Rando (Postdoctoral Fellow at the MassGeneral Institute of Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND) and affiliate of Harvard Medical School).
  • Josefa Ros Velasco (Teaching Assistant and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University)

Sponsors: RCC; PostDocs@RCC