Call for Proposals: Knowledge Without Boundaries Research Summit June 10 -14, 2019 Virtual

Call for Proposals: Knowledge Without Boundaries Research Summit June 10 -14, 2019 Virtual

Call Status

Proposal Due

Deadline for Participation

Monday, April 15, 2019 (All day)

Details

                                                                                                                   

Knowledge Without Boundaries™

Annual Research Summit

Extending the Reach of the Scholar/Practitioner/Leader

June 10-14, 2019

Virtual Research Conference

Powered by Shindig

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Final Submission Deadline:

Monday, April 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST

To allow time for full peer reviews of the proposals, this deadline will be fixed.

The mission of Knowledge Without Boundaries™ is to provide opportunities that enable practitioner faculty, students, and alumni, to develop and achieve their professional research and scholarship goals and, through scholarly leadership, improve the performance of the organizations and communities they serve. The annual research summit is a continuation of this mission and it upholds the intended vision to encourage the formation of communities of scholarship for practitioner faculty, students, and alumni.

This year, the 2019 Knowledge Without Boundaries™ Research Summit is pleased to expand its reach to all practitioner faculty. This includes business and industry partners engaged in applied organizational research. A special invitation is extended to practitioner faculty teaching at Community Colleges across the nation. Through these invitations, the Research and Scholarship Enterprise for the University of Phoenix can serve as the vehicle for all Scholar/Practitioner/Leaders to extend their reach and impact in their respective fields. 

Our Overarching Objectives:

  • To provide an opportunity to engage in an active community of scholarship.

  • To improve the performance of the organizations, communities, and schools served by practitioner faculty, students, and alumni. 

  • To cultivate and sustain a productive community of scholarship to include the production and dissemination of best instructional practices for reaching and teaching the working adult. 

  • To enhance the foundational research and proposal development skills necessary for an engaged practitioner/leader/scholar

  • To inform and illustrate the preparations necessary for planning, preparing, and producing scholarly work.

  • To provide guidance concerning the development of a research agenda as it relates to disciplines of study or fields of inquiry.

  • To develop strategies for writing for publication.

We encourage submissions from all content areas related to the research agendas of the University of Phoenix’s Research Centers as well as the research, action research, and best practices around teaching and learning stemming from community colleges and local University of Phoenix campuses. Proposals will be accepted from Research Center affiliates (faculty, students, alumni), from campus-based communities of scholarships, community college educators, and our business and industry partners. Presentation proposals are being solicited under Three tracks: 

  • (1) Research Papers - Share the results of a qualitative and/or quantitative research study related to the research agendas of the Research Centers, grant funded projects supported by the Office of Scholarship Support, campus-based research, and formal research projects to include action and evaluation research. This would include Research Fellowship funded projects.  (15 minutes presentation plus a moderated question and answer period in a concurrent session – 3 presentations per concurrent session.)

  • (2) Innovative Practice Papers - Provide the opportunity for discussions of a project, program, or practice tool/strategy related to the research agendas of the Research Centers or action research conducted by faculty/students/alumni at local campuses and community colleges. (15 minutes presentation plus a moderated question and answer period in a concurrent session – 3 presentations per concurrent session.)

  • (3) Practitioner Workshops - Provide the opportunity for a longer (60 minutes), more in-depth experience and active participation around an innovative educational practice or teaching and learning tool. We are particularly interested in workshops that encourage and support scholarship. This is open to all educators.

Preparing your Submission / Formatting 

  • Proposals should be prepared in MS Word (DOC or DOCX) or Adobe (PDF) format 

  • So that proposals can be blind reviewed, author-identifying information (name of author, name of institution) is not to appear within the proposal document or in the saved file name. 

  • Please save files as: Type_Keyword_KWBRS19 (e.g. Researchpaper_EducationalTechnoplogy_KWBRS19.doc or Workshop_WritingforPublication_KWBRS19.pdf) 

  • Use Times New Roman 12‐pt font 

  • Set all margins at 1” 

  • Single-space the proposal but double-space between paragraphs, headings and text, tables, etc. 

  • Tables and figures should be inserted into the manuscript/proposal of the text at or near first mention of the table or figure in the manuscript/proposal 

  • Center and bold section headings 

  • Proposals are limited to one page plus references. Proposals exceeding the page limitations will not be accepted. 

  • Use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) for all references and citations.  

General Information

  • The 2019 Knowledge Without Boundaries™ Research Summit: Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14. This is Virtual Research Summit powered by Shindig. 

  • There is a $50.00 registration fee for this year’s Summit. That fee is waived for any active research affiliate of the Research and Scholarship Enterprise. For more information on how to become a member, open to all our stakeholder groups go to How to Join the RSE

  • The vast majority of the Plenary of Events consists of papers and sessions selected through this open call and based on a peer-review process guided by member scholar and practitioner leaders. Other elements of the program include invited Community College sessions, professional development workshops, and graduate student research. 

  • For general questions regarding this call, please contact Mark McCaslin (mark.mccaslin@phoenix.edu) or Rodney Luster (Rodney.luster@phoenix.edu).

  • Submissions must arrive by the deadline. The submission system in InfoReady opens on March 1, 2019, and closes on April 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. Due to the volume of proposals we receive no late submissions will be accepted. 

  • Various guides are provided to help potential presenters develop an effective proposal for the 2019 KWB Research Summit in the KWB Blog on the Research and Scholarship Enterprise Research Hub. Submitters are encouraged to read through all of the information in this blog to ensure what needs to be done and when as they prepare their proposal. The session type descriptions will be helpful to submitters as they shape their submission.

  • Proposals are to be electronically submitted to InfoReady. If your browser does not support the link, please enter https://phoenix.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1784179 as the URL. 

  • New users to our InfoReady account should register for an account prior to logging in and submitting a proposal. 

  • Our InfoReady account is configured to register users with email domains outside of the University of Phoenix in order for practitioner faculty teaching at Community Colleges across the nation to submit a proposal. 

Final Submission Deadline:

Monday, April 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST

To allow time for full peer reviews of the proposals, this deadline will be fixed.