2023 Annual Summer Meeting Call for Proposals


The goal of the SEISMIC collaboration has been to bring together educators, researchers, students, and staff from 10 public research universities to further develop conversation and implement change that facilitates diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environments in introductory STEM courses on our respective campuses. For the last four years, our members have developed projects, grant proposals, and papers. In summer 2023, we invite you to share your work with the SEISMIC community at the SEISMIC Summer Meeting at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Our hope for this meeting is to provide space to our community members to share their research, reflect on what worked and didn’t work over the last four years, and make plans for the future and how we can continue to continue the conversation about DEI on our campuses and with each other.

We invite educators, researchers, students, and staff to apply to present a paper, facilitate a workshop, or come with collaborators as a panel discussion. Seasoned SEISMIC presenters, new SEISMIC participants, and interested individuals not affiliated with SEISMIC are welcome to apply. Projects from SEISMIC Working Groups (Measurement, Experiments, Implementing Change, and Constructs) are welcome, and we also encourage submissions that are not affiliated with a specific SEISMIC Working Group.

All proposals should be 300 words or less and submitted through the following form. In order to allow space for as many voices as possible, we ask that each participant only submit one proposal.

The deadline for research talks, workshops, and panels has passed. However, we are accepting poster submissions until 5/31/23!



Session Types

Research Talks (20 mins)

This is a brief 15-minute presentation reporting on any research project related to the SEISMIC collaboration followed by 5 minutes for questions or feedback. Research talk proposals should include a short description of the project including methodology, results and implications if available. Proposals may also include ideas for new research projects for which the researchers would like to receive feedback. Presentations by individuals or teams are welcome and will be grouped by topic/theme.

Workshops (60-90 mins)

This is an interactive session focusing on applying SEISMIC research/strategies to a new setting (e.g. classroom, department, campus). Workshop sessions may last either 60 or 90 minutes (please indicate your preference) and can include a variety of formats including brief presentations, activities, roundtable discussions etc. Workshop proposals should include a brief description of the session goals as well as the activities that participants would engage in during the session. We encourage collaboration of two or more facilitators working for each workshop proposal.

Panels (60 mins)

This is an opportunity to bring together 3-4 panelists to discuss a particular topic. Panel sessions will last 60 minutes, facilitated by a moderator who will host a Q&A on specific topics/themes. Panel proposals should include a brief description of the session goals as well as a justification for the individual panelists and a draft of potential questions that the panelists will answer. We encourage a variety of panelists including undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and faculty. Any or all of the panelists may be virtual.


This is a chance to learn about and share your own research, initiatives, projects or ideas via poster presentations. Poster proposals should include a brief description of the content of your poster, including methodology, results and implications if applicable. Posters will be presented during a reception. A few posters may be selected for 1-minute lightning talks later in the conference.