Submit Proposals

Share your work

CLASS invites attendees to submit proposals for the 2023 Summit. Proposals should address his year’s summit theme, How Far Have We Traveled?Evidence that Learning Analytics Improves Success. We encourage the submission of proposals that connect theoretical frameworks with examples of how the practical use of Learning Analytics is transforming higher education.    

Specifically, we are interested in presentations that provide concrete evidence that faculty use of student data transforms the teaching and learning cultures within programs and departments. We anticipate presentations will address questions like these:   

  • What types of support is your institution providing for faculty to make use of LA? Are such efforts just getting started, moderately underway, or in full swing? 
  • What programs or initiatives have increased faculty use of LA? What have been the results of more faculty taking advantage of LA?   
  • How and in what ways has LA helped to transform the way faculty view their role in student success? 
  • How have LA initiatives impacted programs and departments in higher education? What are the successful components of those initiatives, and what are the barriers to scaling those initiatives? 
  • Based upon current findings, what are the next steps to increasing faculty participation in student success? 


Proposal Submissions

Submit your proposal

Deadline: April 24, 2023


The online proposal form includes fields requesting the following information: 

  • Name, title, discipline, institution name (and Carnegie Classification), and email address for each facilitator 

  • Session theme and format 

  • Session title  

  • Brief description to be used in conference program if accepted 75–150 words. Descriptions should summarize what is distinctive and transferrable about the work. 

  • Full description of presentation – 400 maximum word limit including citations  

Successful proposals will represent evidence-based theory-to-practice models that have proven effective in faculty driven scholarly studies that use analytical data to improve student success at the course, program, or institutional levels.  Proposals will be reviewed with the following criteria: 

  • Connection to the Summit Theme. This year’s theme is deigned to showcase how the use of LA is making a difference in the lives of students and teachers at the course, program, and institutional levels. 

  • Examples of how faculty within and across disciplines and programs connect their teaching and learning research with the rich evidence that learning analytics provides 

  • Innovative and transformative approaches for connecting faculty with learning analytics 

  • Evidence of effectiveness, lessons learned, and potential challenges overcome to create a data-informed culture in higher education. 

  • Descriptions of how the work is informed by change theories 

  • Description of how the work is informed and situated within the current literature about the faculty use of LA to further student success.

Lightning Rounds 

Lightning rounds are designed to provide a quick 5’ summary of your Learning Analytics projects that focuses on communicating the key findings and results of the work with reference to the summit theme Actionable Research that Transforms Teaching, Learning, and Student Success.  Following a series of the 5’ lightning round talks, there will be for participants to pose questions to the presenters, and to discuss and reflect on the presentations in greater detail. 

20’ Presentation 

This session offers the opportunity for you to engage with other participants, disseminate your work, and receive useful observations and responses from you colleagues. Each presentation will be 20’ long with 10” for question and answers. 

Ideas that Travel 

This is an opportunity to share innovative ideas that benefit from multiple perspectives, including disciplinary, institutional, and national perspectives. Ideas that Travel sessions require a minimum of 3 presenters, with the primary presenter serving as facilitator. Ample time, prompt questions, and Zoom breakout rooms should provide participants the opportunity to exchange insights, engage in discussion, and learn from each other’s experiences. Each session is 60 minutes long and should include at least 30 minutes for sustained discussion among panelists and participants, including Zoom breakout rooms when appropriate.

  • Change Theories   

  • Curriculum Reform and Redesign  

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  

  • Ethics and Privacy  

  • Scholarly Communities (Faculty Learning Communities, Communities of Practice, etc.) 

  • Impact  

  • Course Level  

  • Program/Department Level  

  • Institutional Level /=