2016 Call

Call for Papers and Panels

2016 Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan
April 13-17, 2016


The Instructional Resources Interest Group invites the submission of competitive papers and panels for the 2016 CSCA convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Any topic related to instructional resources, including all forms of technology, assessment, and instructional ideas is welcomed. We encourage submissions that focus on the convention theme: FOUNDATION. For panel submissions, preference will be given to those with panelists representing multiple institutions rather than a single institution. Our interest group strongly encourages undergraduate and graduate student papers. Additionally, weencourage the submission of panels that are co-sponsored with other CSCA units. Please contact the Instructional Resources Interest Group Chair for help coordinating co-sponsored panels.

Awards: The Instructional Resources Interest Group presents two awards: top competitive paper award and top roundtable award. Each includes a certificate and a $50.00 prize.

Guidelines for Submission:

(1)  Papers: Only completed papers will be accepted. Papers must conform to the most current APA 6th edition standards and need a detachable title page that allows the author(s) identity/identities to be concealed. Please remove all author references in the title of the document, text of the paper and in the file. Indicate if the author(s) is/are CSCA members. 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. All submissions must use the CSCA 2016 Competitive Paper Submission Form located on the CSCA website: www.csca-net.org

(2)  Panels: Discussion and paper panel submissions must include the following: (a) title, (b) description (75 words or less), (c) rationale (75 words or less), and (d) a complete list of participants along with their institutional affiliations, contact information (address, e-mail, and telephone), and if they are CSCA Members. Paper panels should also include titles and brief abstracts (100 words or less) for each paper. All submissions must use the CSCA 2016 Discussion Panel Submission Form or Paper Panel Submission Form. These forms are located on the CSCA website: www.csca-net.org

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.

Submissions must be received by October 3, 2015.

Send submissions electronically using Microsoft Word to the following:

Kim Omachinski
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee