Professional Development

2010 Poster Session

2008 Search for Excellence

Extension Spring Training & OSUEA Conference

PRESENTATION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES AND REVIEW CRITERIA

PRESENTATION TYPES

OSUEA will accept presentation proposals under the following session categories:

1. Program Seminars (45 minutes)

2. Competency Building Workshops (60 minutes or 90 minutes)

3. Research/Program Presentations (30 minutes)

Submitting a Proposal

Your proposal must be submitted with a cover page that includes the following information:

Title of Presentation:

Name of Lead Presenter:

Name of Co-Presenters:

Lead presenter email:

Category of Presentation:

Time length requested:

DEADLINE Thursday, January 8, 2010 – Submit to mike.knutz@oregonstate.edu

For Questions Contact: mike.knutz@oregonstate.edu

1. Program Seminars (45 minutes)

Description: Program Seminars are high quality programs that utilize research findings or “best practice” in their program design.

Programs can have a specific target audience. They have clearly defined outcomes and evaluation data that shows the program achieves its targeted outcomes. Program Seminars should advance the field of study by introducing new, or newly interpreted, curriculum, delivery models, management methods, technology, etc.

Program Proposal Outline (1000 word maximum)

Proposals for program seminars should include the information following. Proposals will be evaluated through a blind review process composed of 3-7 reviewers. This proposal outline is the only basis for the reviewers to evaluate the proposal. Presenters are expected to provide a copy of the seminar proposal to session participants (1000 words maximum).

  • Program Description

Include a brief description of program content, delivery methods, targeted participants and program outcomes.

  • Research Base

Provide a brief summary of research (1-3 reference citations in the text) or “best practice” that was utilized to inform program design, content or delivery modes.

  • Program Evaluation

Brief description of procedures and findings providing evidence that program achieved targeted outcomes.

  • Instructional Techniques and Program Replication Requirements

Describe the instructional techniques that will be used in the conference presentation, and any requirements for program replication (such as purchase of curriculum, further training, materials, or funding.)

Abstract Outline (200 words)

In addition to the proposal outline, a 200 word abstract that summarizes the content in the proposal outline must be submitted. This abstract will be used for publication of the presentation in the conference proceedings.

Program Review Criteria:

  • Description of experiential program to be presented (new, or newly interpreted, curriculum, delivery models, management methods, technology, etc.) clear and complete.- 20 points
  • Targeted outcomes and participants of experiential program clearly defined.- 10 points
  • Research base or “best practice” appropriate.- 10 points
  • Evaluation data shows program achieved targeted outcomes.- 15 points
  • Instructional techniques planned for conference appropriate, and program replication requirements included.- 15 points
  • Contribution to new knowledge or new interpretation.- 10 points
  • Appeal to broader Extension audience.- 10 points
  • Abstract clearly communicates content and intent of proposal.- 10 points

2. Competency Building Workshop ( 60 minutes or 90 minutes)

Description: A competency building workshop teaches a specific skill set needed by extension professionals; for example: organizational systems, learning strategies, volunteer development, partnerships, and personal development.

The proposal should include a detailed justification of why this competency is important, how the presenter will teach the competency within the time frame, what is required to replicate the program, and how the presenter will enable attendees to learn more after the session.

The workshop should be hands-on and include exercises which allow participants to practice using the skill set. Workshops should include take-home materials for use and reference post-conference.

Competency Building Workshop Proposal Outline: (1000 word maximum)

Proposals for competency building should include the information following.

Proposals will be evaluated through a blind review process composed of 3-7 reviewers. This proposal outline is the only basis for the reviewers to evaluate the proposal. Presenters are expected to provide a copy of the competency building proposal to session participants (1000 words maximum).

 

  • Skill set description

 

Include justification of why this skill set is important and which core competency categories the skill falls under.

  • Targeted outcome

Describe targeted outcomes for the participants who will be attending the session.

  • Targeted audience

Describe level of knowledge for targeted participants (introductory, intermediate or advanced).

  • Instructor’s Qualifications

Provide evidence that instructor has previously successfully taught the competency and/or used the skill set.

  • Instructional Techniques and Program Replication Requirements

Describe the instructional techniques that will be used in the conference presentation to teach the skill (achieve the targeted outcome) within the time frame, and any requirements for program replication (such as purchase of curriculum, further training, materials, or funding.)

  • Handouts, materials, etc.

Describe what take-home materials session participants will receive.

Abstract Outline (200 words)

In addition to the proposal outline, a 200 word abstract that summarizes the content in the proposal outline must be submitted. This abstract will be used for publication of the presentation in the conference proceedings.

Competency Building Criteria:

  • Description of competency building skill set is clear and complete.- 20 points
  • Description of workshop’s applicability is clear and appropriate.- 10 points
  • Targeted outcomes and target conference audience clearly defined.- 10 points
  • Evidence provided that presenter has previously successfully taught this competency and/or used this skill set.- 10 points
  • Instructional techniques planned for conference presentation appropriate and program replication requirements included.- 10 points
  • Take-home materials planned for conference presentation appropriate.- 10 points
  • Contribution to new knowledge or new interpretation.- 10 points
  • Appeal to the broader Extension audience.- 10 points
  • Abstract clearly communicates content and intent of proposal.- 10 points

3. Paper Presentation (30 minutes)

Proposals for paper presentations should be prepared as follows:

Research Reports

Research and evaluation reports summarize theoretical, systematic inquires related to the advancement of theory and practice with the respective field of study. Research reports present the results of empirical investigations (quantitative or qualitative) of topics. Evaluation reports present the results of systematic measurement of program outcomes or delivery processes.

Research and Evaluation Proposal Outline: (1,000 words maximum)

  • Intro and brief review of literature

Include research questions or hypotheses and relevant current theoretical literature. Provide 2-4 references citations in the text used to inform project design.

  • Methodology

Include subsections describing the subjects or participants, instruments or qualitative method used, and data collection and analysis procedures.

  • Results
  • Discussions, Implications and Conclusions

Abstract Outline (200 words)

In addition to the proposal outline, a 200 word abstract that summarizes the content in the proposal outline must be submitted. This abstract will be used for publication of the presentation in the conference proceedings.

Program Papers

A program paper describes a promising program, including the program need, research base (literature review), evidence of program effectiveness or impact, and replication information.

Program Paper Outline: (1,000 words maximum)

  • Program Description

Include a brief description of program content, delivery methods, targeted participants and program outcomes.

  • Research Base

Provide a brief summary of research (1-3 reference citations in the text) or “best practice” that was utilized to inform program design, content or delivery modes.

  • Program Evaluation

Brief description of procedures and findings providing evidence that program achieved targeted outcomes.

  • Instructional Techniques and Program Replication Requirements

Describe the instructional techniques that will be used in the conference presentation, and any requirements for program replication (such as purchase of curriculum, further training, materials, or funding.)

DEADLINE Thursday, January 8, 2010 – Submit to mike.knutz@oregonstate.edu

Questions? Comments? Send e-mail to Janice Gregg at gregg.j@orst.edu