2016 Call


Call for Submissions

Grand Rapids, Michigan
April 15-16, 2016

The 2016 Central States Communication Association (CSCA) President’s Undergraduate Honors Research Conference (UHRC) will be held Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 during the annual CSCA convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The UHRC offers undergraduate students an opportunity to share their original research projects and provides a forum through which they can inquire about graduate study, meet graduate faculty, and interact with some of the leading scholars in the discipline of communication. The UHRC features a graduate school open house and an awards luncheon.

The conference is open to students who were enrolled as an undergraduate during the 2015 academic year (spring, summer, or fall). Submissions must have been completed by those students (not coauthored with faculty) during the aforementioned academic year.

Only completed papers as WORD documents will be accepted as submissions. Papers must not exceed 25 pages (excluding references and tables/appendices), must conform to the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, and must be accompanied by a completed CSCA 2016 UHRC Submission Form located on the CSCA website (www.csca-net.org). This submission form requires advisor contact information. Both the student author(s) and the advisor will be notified of the submission’s status.

If accepted for the conference, the submission may be programmed as a paper to be presented on a traditional panel, as a paper to be presented in a roundtable format, or as a poster to be presented at a poster session. Notification of format will be provided at notification of the submission’s status.

By submitting the paper, both the student author(s) and the advisor must view doing so as a professional endeavor and responsibility. Accordingly, by submitting this paper, the student author(s) agrees/agree to register for the conference and to present at the conference if the submission is programmed. The advisor agrees to ensure that the student author(s) will register for the conference and will present at the conference. Failure to do so may result in submissions under the direction of the advisor and from the advisor’s institution not being programmed at future conferences.

Submissions must be received no later than Friday, January 15, 2016.

Queries and submissions should be addressed to the following:

David T. McMahan
President, Central States Communication Association