CFP: AMS 2024 PSG Evening Panel

The Pedagogy Study Group seeks proposals for a multi-format session at the next annual meeting of the AMS in Chicago, 13-17 November, 2024. We solicit proposals in all areas of pedagogy; possible themes include (but are not limited to):

  • Innovative assignments, especially using AI or other new technologies
  • Demonstrations of lesson planning strategies and models for in-class activities that cultivate active learning
  • Handling complicated discussions in an environment where students easily get offended or don’t know how to approach difficult topics
  • How to write good learning outcomes, including for existing assignments
  • How to assess students’ creative work

Examples of formats solicited for this session include but are not limited to: 1) formal papers; 2) demonstrations (for instance, using live performance in the music history classroom, etc.); 3) panel discussion-sessions; 4) lightning talks. Presentations may be proposed by an individual or group of individuals and may be as brief as 20-30 minutes or as long as two hours.

We particularly encourage proposals that emphasize highly interactive, emphasizing hands-on practice; creative, fun, even whimsical formats; active, engaging, problem-based approaches; or proposals that result in participants coming away with a technique or activity they can use in class. We’re open to other format ideas – reach out with any question.

Proposals should identify the participants, outline the intellectual content of the session (including learning outcomes for participants), describe the structure of the session, and indicate the durations of the activities. The Pedagogy Study Group encourages panel organizers to bring together panelists with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Proposals are not restricted to Pedagogy Study Group members; all are welcome to submit.

Please send a proposal of no more than 500 words to Louis Epstein ( by 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, March 7, 2024. Selected participants will be notified by March 12, 2024.