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CSCA - Communication Education IG - REMINDER - 2013 Call for Papers - Deadline October 5th!

Communication Education INTEREST GROUP

Hello, Communication Education Interest Group members. Hope everyone’s Fall semester/term is off to a great start. I also wanted to remind you that only one month remains for submitting panels or papers to CSCA.  The Communication Education Interest Group invites all members of CSCA to submit competitive papers, programs, and interactive panels to be considered for programming at the 2013 CSCA conference to be held in Kansas City April 2 – April 7, 2013. Our interest group focuses on the teaching and learning process. We welcome a range of topics, and we especially encourage members to develop provocative panels that focus upon the convention theme (Communicating the Possible). If you have any such ideas, I’d be happy to assist in any way I can to make them come to fruition.

The Communication Education Interest Group welcomes a variety of formats, including competitive paper panels, internet discussion groups for which papers are read prior to the conference and sessions focus on responding and discussing the papers, roundtable discussions, spotlight and dialogue sessions, debates, and high density programming. Possible topics for papers and panels include: online classrooms/textbooks, intersecting methodologies in instructional communication research, partnering with community colleges, instructional research at the K-12 levels, ways to involve students in course creation, research or discussion highlighting unique elements of pedagogical relationships, understanding the role communication plays in instruction outside of the classroom setting, and addressing needs in development courses at the university level. I’d love to see some of these topics become panels at this year’s conference, so let me know if I can be of assistance in developing specific panels related to the topic list above. In light of the conference theme, we strongly encourage the submission of panels that are co-sponsored with other CSCA units.

Awards: The Communication Education Interest Group presents several awards. The Gustav Friedrich Award is presented to the top student competitive paper and includes a certificate and a $50.00 prize. We also award certificates to the top three competitive papers submitted to the interest group.

Guidelines for Submission: 

(1) Papers: Only completed papers will be accepted. Papers must conform to APA standards and include a title page that is a separate document from the paper, allowing author identity to be concealed. Remove all author references in the text of the paper. Students (including graduate students) should type "STUDENT" on the upper right-hand corner of the title page. Indicate if author(s) is/are CSCA Members. “Student” papers are those that are authored only by the student. Faculty mentors/advisors may not appear as an author on a “student” submission.

(2) Panels: Individuals proposing panels must complete and use the 2013 CSCA Panel Proposal Request Form available on the CSCA website. Panel submissions must also include the following: (a) title, (b) abstract, and (c) a complete list of participants along with their institutional affiliations, contact information (address, e-mail, and telephone), and if they are CSCA Members. 

All papers must be submitted electronically using Microsoft Word. Documents sent using any other format will be returned to the sender. An e-mail acknowledging receipt of paper and panel proposals will be sent for each submission. All media requests must be made at the time of submission. Please only request media if it is absolutely essential to your presentation, as media requests will be closely examined before approval. Laptop computers will not be made available for presentations. Your submission implies that you agree to follow appropriate presentation guidelines if your paper/panel is accepted (i.e., it is generally unacceptable to read your paper to those in attendance).

Submissions must be received by October 5, 2012

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Send all submissions electronically to: 

Blair Thompson
Department of Communication
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
Office Phone: 270-745-5889