Work in Progress Guidelines

A Work-in-Progress submission shares current research and/or implementation that is not yet completed.  This venue provides authors the opportunity to engage in discussion with other conference attendees to gain feedback on their work and find potential collaborators.

  • The author must submit: author’s name, paper title, author’s affiliation, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.
  • The first sentence of the abstract should indicate that it is an abstract for a work-in-progress paper.
  • 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 three pages, not including references or author bios.
  • See the Author Kit for font and spacing requirements.
  • Work-in-Progress 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 ongoing research.
  • Presentations for accepted Work-in-progress papers may take alternate forms to the traditional 15 minute presentation.  Possible alternative include short presentations (~2-5 min) followed by small group discussions or round table discussions based on common themes.  The purpose of the alternate formats is to aid authors in getting feedback about their work and to engage the first year engineering education community. Authors will be notified of the format after the peer review stage is complete.

The paper submission is through ASEE’s monolith system:

All authors on a paper will be expected to participate in the review process. You do not need to be a member of ASEE to attend FYEE or submit a proposal or abstract. However, you do need to create an account by setting up your ASEE profile here.

Important Deadlines

  • Abstract submission deadline February 25, 2019.
  • Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their proposed paper by March 15, 2019.
  • If your submission is accepted, papers are due for peer review by April 8, 2019.
  • Authors will be notified of peer review results by May 3, 2019.
  • Final versions of papers due by July 8, 2019.

Basic Paper Description

Papers should share information about how a faculty member or team are developing and/or implementing, novel practices across the breadth of topics of interest to conference participants. The work does not have to be completed but should be at a phase where meaningful information can be presented.

To help authors prepare their final submissions, the conference organizers suggest authors consider these guiding questions as they prepare a WIP paper.

  • What is the motivation for the work? (The problem to be solved)
  • What situation is being addressed?
  • What are the goals of the practice being implemented?
  • What research provides the foundations for the inventive practice?
  • What range of audience will be interested in the subject of the paper?
  • What is innovative, leading-edge, or cutting-edge about the major outcomes of this work (e.g. instructional practice, insight into advising, assessment of learning/teaching etc) ?
  • How novel is the research, or practice,  proposed by the paper?
  • What has been accomplished?  What additional work needs to be done?
  • How well has the paper addressed questions about purpose, potential hypotheses, and possible methodologies?

Content – Suggestions not Requirements

In the final paper the authors should consider describing some similar research that supports the practice, or how does the research incorporate any relevant research. A brief synopsis of the methodology, and/or describe the research question(s) should be included.

Finally, the conference organizers suggest the final paper should describe what results the authors anticipate will be obtained, and what remains to be done before the study will be completed, or some similar content.