Abstract Submission Guidelines
The proposal:Authors are invited to submit a proposal, not more than 300 words for either a 30 or 60 minute individual paper or a 90-minute panel (max 4 presenters). Presenters may present up to two (2) proposals as a lead presenter or as a co-presenter.
Language of proposal and presentation:Proposals can be submitted in Spanglish, English or Spanish.
Review process:The name of the presenter(s) or an institution should not be included, and any other personal references should be anonymized in the body of the proposal.
The 11thNSSHL Committee will evaluate abstracts against the following criteria:
- The proposal fits the Symposium theme
- Topic/issue/problem is relevant to the field of Spanish as heritage language (SHL)
- Proposal is innovative and/or unique in its approach to SHL/li>
- Clearly stated goals, objectives, and intended outcomes of the session
- Mentions methodology and results and implications for the field
- Proposal is well organized and written in a clear, accurate style, and includes references
Acceptance notification:Submitted abstracts will be reviewed through a three-blind review process and authors will be notified by November 1st, 2023
Tile of presentation
Abstract for conference program(50 words max)
Presentation descriptionPresentation proposal (300-word maximum) that addresses the following questions:
Three to five learning objectives
▪ A Symposium combines two or three individual presentations grouped around a common focus area or closely related topic. Each individual presentation in a symposium will be allotted 20 minutes, with 10 minutes dedicated to active discussion with the audience. Unless otherwise noted in the proposal, the program committee will group individual presentations into a symposium.
▪ Interactive Workshops are designed with an intentional focus on skill and knowledge development. Presenters should plan to share information about a particular body of knowledge, evidence-based practice, engaged teaching or research techniques, assessment or research results, or methodologies. Active discussion between audience and presenter(s) should be encouraged throughout the session. Workshops will be scheduled for 90 minutes total, composed of 60 minutes of active discussion and 30 minutes of interactive questions and answers with the audience.
▪ Panels are designed to exchange information about a particular body of knowledge, evidence-based practice, engaged teaching technique, assessment or research instrument, or methodology. Panels include a target of four-six panelists and feature active discussions and conversation from various perspectives about a topic. Panels will be scheduled for 90 minutes, composed of 60 minutes of active panel discussion and 30 minutes of interactive questions and answers with the audience. These proposals should identify all panelists, as well as a moderator for the panel discussion.