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Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC@AOM)
Program Co-Chair: Michael B. Cohen, Deakin University;
Program Co-Chair: Rebecca A. Thacker, Ohio University;

2017 TLC@AOM Call for Submissions

The Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC@AOM) takes place during the 2017 Annual Academy of Management Meeting on Sunday August 6, 2017. TLC@AOM is a "Conference within a Conference," designed to support Academy members across all divisions in improving their teaching practice. TLC@AOM features both submitted and invited sessions that address teaching issues for educators at all levels of experience.

Proposals should identify one or more of the following themes:

  • Ensuring continuous improvement and innovation in teaching.
  • Designing or redesigning curriculum.
  • Addressing problems that arise with students, teaching assistants, or others that impact teaching practice.
  • Assessing learning and its associated challenges.
  • Building and leveraging teaching networks across geographic, national, and/or disciplinary boundaries.
  • Connecting teaching exercises to employers' needs and global workplace trends.
  • Any other theme addressing teaching practice or issues relevant to management teaching.

You may submit a 60, 90, or 120-minute interactive session that includes some combination of presentation, discussion, participant reflection and application, simulation, or other form of interactivity. Audience interaction is an essential component of all accepted submissions.

Criteria for Acceptance:
Reviewers will evaluate proposals based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity of proposal narrative and session format
  • Evidence of a dynamic and interactive session (well described interaction components)
  • Relevance to the intended audience
  • Provision of useful "take-aways" for participants
  • Interest to multiple Academy divisions or interest groups

Note: Any proposal that appears to market a product or service is not suitable and will be rejected.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Proposals must not exceed 6 pages.
  • The first page of all proposals must be a cover sheet that contains the following:
    • Statement to indicate that ALL presenters on the proposal agree to register and attend the 2017 TLC@AOM Conference should the submission be accepted.
    • Identify the THEME (see list of acceptable THEMES above).
  • As appropriate, proposals may provide links to online resources or videos for further clarification; any such ancillary material must be easily accessible to reviewers.
  • Complete the online TLC Google Form. (The form will be provided as a link in the submission system.) The questions in the TLC Google Form are provided below for your reference.

The deadline for all submissions is January 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET (NY TIME).  All proposals must be submitted through the AOM online submission system. You are also required to complete the TLC Google Form which will be provided as a link in the submission system.  Submitters are expected to complete the form in order for their submission to be checked-in and reviewed. If you would like to discuss your ideas prior to submitting, please contact by December 1, 2016.  Please see the TLC submission guidelines and formatting requirements prior to submitting.

 We kindly remind presenters that, in addition to the AOM Annual Conference registration, a separate TLC@AOM registration, including an additional registration fee, will be required of all TLC@AOM presenters and attendees.

Google Form Questions Answer
Submission Number: Text Field (5 digit submission number is provided once submission is started online)
The level that the content of your submission targets:
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Executive or Doctoral
The type(s) of teaching that the proposal discusses:
  • Traditional
  • Online
  • Experiential and Service Learning
Type of audience most appropriate for your proposal:
  • Doctoral students
  • New tenure-track faculty, Adjunct faculty
  • Mid-career faculty
  • Senior faculty
  • Program directors and Deans
The length of time required: *If your session requires more than 60 minutes, please justify why you need the additional time in your proposal as this will reduce the total number of presentations that attendees can participate in.
  • 60-minute session
  • 90-minute session
  • 120-minute session
The optimal room layout for the presentation:
  • Theatre (Rows of chairs; no tables)
  • Round tables (Round tables with chairs)
Are you willing to have the presentation recorded and made available to attendees at a later date?
  • Yes
  • No
Presentation Format:
Share and Compare: After an introduction by the speakers, participants will share ideas, thoughts, experiences, etc. The intent is to allow for interaction among small groups with the goal of synthesizing information and reporting back to the larger group. Share and Compare
Interact and React: This will be an interactive session in which attendees participate in learning. Interact and React
Tell and Sell: Organizers will present their teaching idea, and the audience will be challenged to respond constructively. Tell and Sell

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