|1. How would you like to participate?
Concurrent Sessions: 50 minute presentation, concurrent sessions may be conducted by a
single presenter, a small team (usually not more than three), or a panel. The format for a session can vary widely, from a scholarly paper presentation, to a
"how-to" demonstration, or a focused-topic panel. A typical presentation will allow about 40 minutes for the speakers to present the material and 10 minutes for
audience questions. Many of these sessions include visual media such as Power Point or other visual demonstrations.
Presenters must bring their own laptops. Basic visual equipment, such as projectors and screens are available in every room.
Roundtables: 30 minute presentation, repeated 3 times. An audience (10-12 participants at a time) gathers around a table,
the facilitators conduct their sessions simultaneously with approximately 10-20 minutes of presentation or demonstration and 10-20 minutes of questions from audience or discussion.
The Roundtable format provides a great opportunity for a less formal, but more in depth exchange of information and ideas. No audio-visual equipment is provided.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs): 30 minutes, SIGS give TAIR members an opportunity to explore and discuss areas of common interest. At a recent TAIR conference, groups met to discuss topics
related to student success (Achieving the Dream), community college survey of student engagement (CCSSE ), technical software (SAS, TracDat, Datatel, SPSS) and institution specific issues
(public universities, independent college/universities, community colleges and UT system).
Pre-conference Workshops: Half-day (3-hour) or full-day (6-hour) in length, pre-conference workshops are in-depth learning experiences designed to improve the IR practitioner's skill set. Appropriate instruction may include demonstrations, discussions, group exercises, and/or hands-on computer work. Workshop proposals should include a title, description, list of supplies / equipment / software needed, requirements for Internet access (none, presenter only or presenter + participants), and any requirements regarding a minimum or maximum number of participants. In the workshop description, please describe any prerequisite skills or knowledge necessary for workshop attendance.
For more information, contact:
Concurrent Sessions Chair
Roundtable Sessions Chair
Special Interest Groups Chair
Member at Large, Professional Development/Workshops Coordinator