2016 Call

Call for Papers and Panels

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


The Interpersonal and Small Group Interest Group invites the submission of competitive papers, paper panels, discussion panels, and spotlight panels for the 2016 CSCA convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A range of topics encompassing the research and teaching of interpersonal and small group communication is welcome, and we especially encourage members to address issues related to the convention theme of Foundation. In terms of panels, preference will be given to those with panelists representing multiple institutions rather than panelists who represent a single institution.

Guidelines for Paper Submissions: Only completed papers will be accepted. Papers must conform to the most current APA standards and include a title and a 100 word abstract. The word “STUDENT” should be marked on all papers written by student authors. Student authored papers do not include those papers 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 as a separate attachment along with the paper. This form is located on the CSCA website: www.csca-net.org

Guidelines for Panel Submissions: Paper, discussion, and spotlight 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 whether they are CSCA Members. Paper panels should also include titles and brief abstracts (100 words or less) for each paper. A Discussion Panel Submission Form or Paper Panel Submission Form must be submitted as a separate attachment along with the panel. These forms are located on the CSCA website: www.csca-net.org

All submissions should be done so electronically using Microsoft Word. Submissions 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 should your paper/panel be accepted for presentation, you agree to attend the convention and follow appropriate presentation guidelines (i.e., it is generally unacceptable to read your paper to those in attendance).

Submissions must be received by October 3, 2015. Send submissions electronically using Microsoft Word to Scott A. Myers at scott.myers@mail.wvu.edu