2015 Call

BASIC COURSE INTEREST GROUP
Call for Papers and Panels

2015 Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention in Madison, Wisconsin
April 15-19, 2015

Convergence

 
The Basic Course Interest Group invites the submission of competitive papers and panels to be considered for programming at the 2015 CSCA convention in Madison, Wisconsin. Our interest group focuses on issues related to the pedagogy and administration of basic communication courses.

We welcome a range of topics encompassing the basic course. We especially encourage members to develop roundtable discussions, dialogue sessions, debates, and spotlight sessions related to the convention theme of Convergence. This could include convergence of scholarship, convergence of cultures, and/or convergence of institutions. In terms of panels, preference will be given to those with panelists representing multiple institutions rather than representing a single institution.

Awards: The Basic Course Interest Group presents two awards. The Douglas M. Trank Award is presented to the author(s) of the Top Paper submitted to the Basic Course Interest Group. At the annual convention, the recipient receives a $50 cash award and a certificate. The Melissa Beall Award is presented to the contributors to the Top Panel submitted to the Basic Course Interest Group. At the annual convention, the recipient receives a $50 cash award and a certificate. 

Papers: Only completed papers will be accepted. Papers must include a title and a brief abstract. The word “Student” should be marked on all papers written by student authors. Student authored papers do not include those co-authored with faculty members. Author names and any identifying information must be removed prior to submission. A Competitive Paper Submission Form must be submitted along with the paper. This form is located on the CSCA website: www.csca-net.org.

Panels: Discussion panels and paper panels must be submitted using the respective forms located on the CSCA website: www.csca-net.org.

All technology requests must be made at the time of submission.

Submissions must be received by October 3, 2014.

Send submissions electronically using Microsoft Word to the following:

Tiffany R. Wang, University of Montevallo
twang@montevallo.edu