Call for Proposals

LSSU is hosting the UPTLC Conference
May 16, 2023

We encourage all educators in and around Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to consider not only attending but also presenting as we look to field a broad range of perspectives and topics.

Proposals for presentations, panels, and workshops are welcome. Sessions will run either 25 or 50 minutes in length.  Poster presentations are also encouraged.

We have extended the submission date to
January 31, 2023!


Acceptance or rejection notifications will take place no later than January 31, 2023. With the extended submission, we need to extend this notification date to March 15, 2023.

The Call for Proposals is officially closed. 

Theme for 2023
Building Bridges: Creating Pathways for Superior Success

With a theme of Building Bridges: Creating Pathways for Superior Success, the goal of this year’s conference is that attendees will take away skills and knowledge to help bridge connections to successful learning in higher education.  This conference will focus on possibilities, strengths and strategies to make the most of our work as educational professionals.


  • Building Access to Success:  How do you make sure all students are able to access your course?  This track includes ideas that support Social and Emotional Learning, First Generation Students, Accessibility for Students with Disabilities, Culturally Inclusive Teaching and Universal Design for Learning.
  • Building Engaging Classrooms:  This track will focus on providing techniques and ideas to involve students in becoming active participants in their own learning, development and growth.  Sessions will focus on instructional design and student engagement strategies.
  • Teaching and Learning Innovations: Tired of doing the same old thing day in and day out in your classroom?  Why not experiment with a new or different pedagogical approach or technology to enhance your students understanding in the classroom? Topics covered will include Technology, Synchronous, and Asynchronous Online, Hybrid Classes, Accessibility, and Open Educational Resources.
  • Bridging Maslow to Bloom: Alan Beck said “You can’t do the Bloom stuff until you take care of the Maslow stuff.” This track is about helping students meet their needs so they can engage in the classroom and be able to access your course. Possible topics include Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Academic Support, Library Innovations, Advising, Study Abroad, and Academic Success.
  • Guardrails: Keeping Students on a Path Forward (Partnerships, Leadership, Culture, Faculty Growth, Assessment, Everything Else) This track is intended to explore topics not explored in the other tracks. Share your expertise, research or interesting ideas among your colleagues in this diverse and uncharted track.