Review Criteria

Submission Descriptions and Acceptance Criteria

The Frontiers in Education conference seeks submissions of Full Papers and Work In Progress (WIP) papers in the following three categories:  Research, Research to Practice and Innovative.  In addition, authors may propose a Special Session, Workshop or Panel.  In general, these submissions should meet the following criteria.

 

FIE Review Criteria

  • How does the work advance frontiers in education within the context of FIE?
  • To what extent are the practices described in the paper innovative, leading-edge, cutting-edge?
  • Does the work demonstrate knowledge of related work and discuss the relevance of the submission's contribution in the context of the prior literature in the field and other relevant areas?
  • Does the work demonstrate scholarly quality as evaluated on the strength of its methodology, the quality/depth of its theoretical foundation, and the quality/depth of its analysis and related discussion? 
  • Work-in-Progress papers and innovative practice papers should introduce new ideas and encourage a discourse that can potentially advance the field in some way. 
  • Written in English

Specific Abstract Review Criteria

The following linked pdf files provide specific criteria for reviewing abstracts.  Please read this information carefully to increase the likelihood your work will be accepted in the conference.  Each type of submission is further described below.

Research Full Paper or WIP

The research category is for scholarly proposals that outline contributions to research in the area of engineering and/or computing education. Excellent proposals are well situated in prior literature on teaching and learning, and outline research methods and findings of value and interest to engineering and/or computing educators.

View the RESEARCH ABSTRACT REVIEW CRITERIA

View the RESEARCH FULL PAPER REVIEW CRITERIA

Research to Practice Full Paper or WIP

The research-to-practice category is for scholarly proposals that outline applications of research in engineering and/or computing education. Excellent proposals are well situated in the theoretical framework(s) that support teaching and learning, and apply these theoretical frameworks to the practice of engineering and/or computing education.

View the RESEARCH-TO-PRACTICE ABSTRACT REVIEW CRITERIA

View the RESEARCH-TO-PRACTICE FULL PAPER REVIEW CRITERIA

Innovative Practice Full Paper or WIP

The innovative practice category is for scholarly proposals of reflective or novel practice in the area of engineering and/or computing education. Excellent proposals are well situated in prior literature on teaching and learning, and outline an innovation of value and interest to engineering and/or computing educators.

View the INNOVATIVE PRACTICE ABSTRACT REVIEW CRITERIA

View the INNOVATIVE PRACTICE FULL PAPER REVIEW CRITERIA

Special Sessions

Special session proposals are intended to be creative, non-traditional, interactive ways to engage engineering and/or computing education professionals in the frontiers of education. These are ~80 minutes in length; the number of special sessions offered is limited. These sessions intended to be of value to FIE Conference attendees, enhance the experience and knowledge of the session participants, and help advance the frontiers of engineering and computing education. 

View the SPECIAL SESSION ABSTRACT REVIEW CRITERIA

View the SPECIAL SESSION GUIDELINES

Panel Sessions

Panel sessions are intended to engage the engineering and/or computing education community in multiple perspectives on a given issue on the frontiers of education. These are ~80 minutes in length; the number of panel sessions offered is limited. These sessions intended to have a broader impact on engineering and/or computing education and be of value to FIE Conference attendees, enhance the experience and knowledge of the session participants, and help advance the frontiers of engineering and/or computing education.

View the PANEL SESSION ABSTRACT REVIEW CRITERIA

View the PANEL SESSION GUIDELINES

Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre conference workshops provide another mode to engage in the engineering and computing education community. 

View the Pre-Conference Workshop Guidelines

Become a Reviewer

All FIE authors are expected to serve as reviewers for the FIE conference.  If you have not yet signed up to become a reviewer, please send an email to Cynda Covert indicating your interest in serving as an FIE reviewer.