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Teaching Excellence Academy International Teaching and Learning Conference 2023 - Call for Papers

Assessment and Feedback for Student Success

Wednesday 12 July 10.00 - 16.00

Call for Papers - deadline Monday 6th March 2023

This year, the University of Hull’s international online conference will focus on assessment and feedback, building on our growing NSS performance in this area.

Within an inclusive, competence-based model of education, the integration of assessment to support the student’s progression and the use of feedback to enable reflection, is key to providing a space for growth and success (Faulconer et al, 2022; McCarthy, 2017). The conference will be a shared conversation with colleagues across the globe on how institutions can continue to work with students to create a positive experience of assessment and to empower students in building their path to success.

The Teaching Excellence Academy is delighted to welcome Amrita Narang and Dr Kate Mori from the Quality Assurance Agency to offer our opening keynote address, and we will also enjoy our well-established Hull University Student Union keynote.
All HE staff, students and stakeholders are welcome to this free, online event.

Session themes:

We have identified several conference themes but recognise some papers might cover a number if not all. When submitting a proposal, please select a theme you think most strongly reflects your work.

  • Authentic assessment
  • Bridging attainment gaps
  • Developing feedback literacy (staff and students)
  • Assessment for learning
  • Personalised assessment
  • Future of assessment.

Submitting a Proposal

We welcome proposals in a range of formats and ask for them to outline practical wisdom others can learn from and/or adopt, be scholarship of teaching and learning-led, and will be selected based on evident success or lessons learned from the initiative described.

  1. Discussion paper (20 minutes). Organised into 60-minute panels of two papers, with plenty of time for discussion.
  2. Panel (60 minutes). Please offer a group proposal outlining a theme with brief detail of paper/s (a collection of shorter papers is welcome, please ensure there is time for discussion).
  3. Workshop or debate (60 minutes). These active sessions should outline a practice/approach with time for delegates to consider how it could be applied to their context.
  4. Pecha Kucha (5 minutes). Showcase presentations delivered in quick succession. A great opportunity to present work in progress. Pecha Kuchas are a fast-paced, fun, informal way to share ideas.
  5. Poster/Infographic. All submissions will be entered into the Conference Competition with a prize for the best entry. When voting, delegates are asked to base their decision on the clarity of message, the positive impact of the work on the student experience and potential to adopt the work to their own practice.

Novel and engaging approaches to presenting work are welcome! We also welcome collaborative work, and encourage submissions from students, staff in all roles supporting teaching and learning, employers and university partners.

Last but not least, we’re delighted to say that in response to feedback, this year we also welcome audio submission of conference proposals.

If you have any further questions at all, please contact the Teaching Excellence Academy

We look forward to reading your proposal and welcoming you to the conference.



Faulconer, E, Griffith, J & Gruss, A (2022) The impact of positive feedback on student outcomes and perceptions. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 47:2, 259-268.

McCarthy, J. (2017). Enhancing feedback in higher education: Students’ attitudes towards online and in-class formative assessment feedback models. Active Learning in Higher Education, 18(2), 127–141. 

Photo Credit: Agnieszka Cymbalak on Unsplash

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