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Proposal Categories

Peer-Reviewed Proposals (4 Presentation Formats)

  1. Interactive Poster (60 minutes, up to 4 presenters)
  2. Interactive Workshop (60 minutes, up to 4 presenters)
  3. Oral Presentation (60-minute time block consisting of two 30-minutes oral presentations; each to include a 10-minute Q&A; each may have up to 3 presenters)
  4. Panel (60 minutes, 2-4 presenters)

Proposal submitters must select only one presentation format per proposal

Invited Proposals (6 Different Types)

Preconference Workshop Options – to be presented Thursday, October 19, 2017

  1. Grand Challenges Teaching Institutes (3 hours, up to 5 presenters)
    For this year’s conference, the faculty development institutes (FDI’s) will focus on teaching and learning strategies for addressing one or more of the grand challenges in the classroom or field education.  These teaching institutes offer an intensive opportunity for deeper exploration of how social work educators are addressing the grand challenges in all levels of social work education.  Specific areas of interest include:
  • new approaches or models to teaching and learning about the societal issues identified in the 12 Grand Challenges
  • innovative curricular resources focused on the Grand Challenges
  • transdisciplinary and interprofessional, and collaborations with classroom and field
  • integrating new theories, models, frameworks, and evidence in social work teaching and learning around one or more of the Grand Challenges
  1. Field Directors' Development Institutes (1 hour, up to 5 presenters)
    As a follow-up to the CSWE Summit on Field Education in 2014, and recognizing that progress on the Grand Challenges will require integration with our profession’s signature pedagogy, the 2017 APM conference will offer an all-day field education institute.  As part of the institute, the field director development institute will advance the Grand Challenges by focusing on the six themes identified in the CSWE Summit on Field Education 2014 report through one hour sessions to showcase innovation in field education.  Specific areas of interest include:
  • new, innovative and nontraditional models of field education and placement sites
  • innovative collaborations and communication among social work programs, agencies and field involving new funding sources
  • new models for preparing students for field education
  • evidence-based guidelines for defining quality field education experiences

Three Additional Options - to be presented Friday-Sunday, October 20-22, 2017

  1. CSWE Connect (60 minutes, up to 7 presenters)
    Sessions focus on the work of each of CSWE’s 17 Commissions and Councils.  They present issues of interest and showcase projects of these leadership groups
  2. Hot Topic (60 minutes, up to 7 presenters)
    Presentations are on emerging and important topics for social work educators or on topics not covered by other APM presentations
  3. Partnership Presentations (60 minutes, up to 10 presenters)
    Presentations provide opportunities for social work education-related groups to make special presentations at the APM.  Due to meeting space availability, each group will be limited to one accepted presentation.

Post-conference Workshop Options – to be presented Sunday, October 22, 2017, from 1:00 – 4:30pm

  1. CSWE Assessment Academy (60 minutes, up to 3 presenters) 
    CSWE is seeking exemplary models of competency assessment to be included in a showcase of program’s assessment processes and measures to be developed for the 2015 EPAS. The format will be presentations and discussion with rotating groups seated around a common table in the same session room.


Invited Proposals must follow the same procedures as defined for Peer-Reviewed proposals.

Invited sessions are not peer-reviewed. They are reviewed by members of the Council on Conferences and Faculty Development (CCFD) based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of topic, study, or inquiry to CSWE members, and the conference theme
  • Clarity of the written proposal
  • Significance for social work education, practice, research, policy, or theory

CSWE makes the final decision on all invited sessions based on the CCFD review and recommendations.

Invited session presenters are subject to the 2017 APM Accepted Presenter Compliance Policy.

Thank you to our 2017 APM Premier Sponsor!


Thank you 2017 APM  Platinum Sponsors!