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Anchoring Higher Ed 2023 Conference

Call for Proposals

*Update (5/4/23): Thank you all for an AMAZING 2023 conference!*


Video of Dr. Cia Verschelden's keynote is available:

Access the Final Program for AHE 2023 here.

The P3 Collaboratory is pleased to announce its second biennial Anchoring Higher Ed conference, on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Rutgers University - Newark!


This year's theme, "Recovery and Resilience in the Post-Pandemic Classroom," will explore how high-impact pedagogical practices, a commitment to social emotional learning and an ethics of care, tech advances and collaborations, and student research breakthroughs have the potential to radically change student outcomes. Our lunchtime keynote speaker will be Dr. Cia Verschelden, educational expert and author of Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization. (Learn more about our Bandwidth Recovery bookclub here.)


We are seeking proposals for 45-60-or-75 min. sessions that examine and actively demonstrate innovative and enterprising strategies for student support, success, and engagement, as well as proposals centering the role of experimentation, recovery, rest, and innovation, in faculty development and the day-to-day work of faculty members and student-facing staff.


Interested conference presenters / facilitators are requested to submit a 250-word proposal using this form by Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Proposals are welcomed for solo paper presentations, round table discussions, workshops / demonstrations, co-led sessions, and panel presentations. Staff and graduate students in instructional roles are especially encouraged to submit!


The Anchoring Higher Ed Conference is a one-day in-person convening that gathers scholars, teachers, students, researchers, and community members to share their work and insights on teaching, learning, and community engagement in the academy. It reflects our mission as an anchor institution, in and of the City of Newark, and demonstrates the university's commitment to access, transformative learning, and radical inclusion. The day will also feature the university's Three Minute Thesis competition, showcasing the research of Rutgers-Newark graduate students in engaging presentations of three minutes or less.


Planned Sessions Include:

• Storytelling as Pedagogy

• Mentoring for the New Professoriate 

• The Classroom as “Writing Lab”; and 

• A Faculty “Learning Lab”, featuring instructional design experts from Academic Technology Services and the Higher Ed group at Apple.


This conference is sponsored by the P3 Collaboratory for Pedagogy, Professional Development, and Publicly-Engaged Scholarship at Rutgers-Newark, and is designed to spur new thinking on teaching and learning, while centering collaboration and democracy in our work.


All are welcome to attend. Please share widely with students and colleagues.

About the 2019 AHE Conference 

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The 2019 theme, “Innovative Teaching for the 21st Century Classroom,” was crafted to explore how high-impact pedagogical practices, tech advances and collaborations, and student research breakthroughs have the potential to radically change student outcomes. The conference included a faculty learning lab and immersive breakout sessions that leveraged high-impact pedagogical practices with a focus on experiential learning and enriching our diverse campus climate. The conference also featured the accomplishments of awardees of the Chancellor’s Seed Grant Program and the Lumina / RU-N Course (Re)Design Grants.

For more information, see 2019 conference booklet.

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