- The Great Ideas for Teaching Students (GIFTS) submission whether you are a long-time master teacher, a first-year educator, or someone in between, offer your great ideas to the scholars and teachers who will meet at the Convention.
- The author must submit: author’s name, paper title, author’s affiliation, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.
- Each abstract should be between 300 and 500 words in length, Times New Roman 24 pt. font for title, Times New Roman 12 pt. font for body. Use single column format for abstract with 1 inch margins.
- One author from each paper is expected to register for and attend the conference. The registered author can present more than one paper.
- Final papers will be limited to two page See the paper guidelines for font and spacing requirements.
- See the FYEE Author’s Kit for font and spacing requirements.
- GIFTS papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers. The purpose of the review will be to provide the author with feedback to consider in their on going research.
- The paper submission site is through ASEE’s monolith system
- Abstract submission deadline March 4, 2018
- Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their proposed paper by March 5, 2018.
- If your submission is accepted, papers are due for peer review by April 16, 2018.
- Authors will be notified of peer review results by May 18, 2018.
- Modified papers will be due by June 22, 2018.
All authors on a paper will be expected to participate in the review process.
Basic Paper Descriptions
- Purpose of the paper
- Great Ideas for Teaching Students are class-tested activities, assignments, projects, games, simulations, or assessment techniques that address a specific communication theory, concept, skill, or learning objective. We encourage submissions from across the engineering discipline that reflect creative pedagogical ideas about teaching first year students in traditional classroom settings, teaching outside of the classroom (e.g., in cross-curricular initiatives, consulting venues, community engagement initiatives, and engaged scholarship projects), or teaching first year students within non-traditional academic environments.
- We are especially interested in G.I.F.T.S. that are play-oriented. We are seeking innovative uses of play, games and fun; especially those involving physical movement, application-based pedagogies, student interaction, video gaming, etc. Hybrid, flipped, blended and online course environment pedagogies are all welcome here.
- Papers could share information about how a faculty member or group of faculty members are developing and/or implementing new practices explicitly based on research on engineering education and/or education. The paper should demonstrate transfer from research to practice. The work does not have to be completed but should be at a phase where meaningful information can be presented.