CSCA 2015 Seminars and Short Courses


Seminars are extended sessions led by nationally renowned scholars in the discipline.  CSCA is proud to offer the following seminars at the 2015 conference in Madison:


Thursday, April 16, 8:00 AM-1:45 PM

Understanding and Conducting Meta-Analysis
Mike Allen, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


Thursday, April 16, 2:00 PM-1:45 PM

Communication for the Classroom Teacher: What All Teachers Need to Know about Communication
Cheri Simonds, Illinois State University


Saturday, April 18, 8:00-10:45 AM

Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis: Moving Beyond Thematic Analysis
Jimmie Manning, Northern Illinois University


Saturday, April 18, 11:00 AM-1:45 PM

The Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture: A Student-Centered Approach to Teaching Rhetorical Analysis
Deanna Sellnow, University of Kentucky


Registration Fee:  $20.00 per seminar 


Short courses are special conference sessions that go in-depth into a particular topic or area.  Each short course is led by nationally renowned scholars and experts in the discipline.  CSCA is proud to offer the following short courses at the 2015 conference in Madison:


Thursday, April 16, 9:30-10:45 AM

Using Narrative to Teach the Communicative Construction of Gender/ed Identities
Erika Kirby and Chad McBride, Creighton University


Thursday, April 16, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

The Art of Making a Big Class Feel Small
Adriane Stoner, DePaul University


Thursday, April 16, 12:30-1:45 PM

Teaching the Family Communication Course
Lynn Turner, Marquette University


Thursday, April 16, 2:00-3:15 PM

Listening and Cognition
Melissa Beall, University of Northern Iowa and Dwight Harfield, Winnepeg, Manitoba


Thursday, April 16, 3:30-4:45 PM

Understanding the Balance of Privacy in Everyday Life: Learning Where to Look to Using Communication Privacy Management Theory
Sandra Petronio, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis


Friday, April 17, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Incorporating Empathic Literacy into the Intercultural Communication Course
Carolyn Calloway-Thomas, Indiana University


Friday, April 17, 2:30 PM-3:45 PM

Teaching the College Course in Communication Theory
Em Griffin, Wheaton College and Andrew Ledbetter, Texas Christian University


Friday, April 17, 4:00-5:15 PM

Engaging the Student as Citizen: Teaching the Political Communication Course in a Presidential Campaign Season
Mitchell McKinney, University of Missouri


Saturday, April 18, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Converging Strategies, Best Practices, and Scholarship: Asynchronous Discussions in the Online Communication Classroom
Elizabeth Tolman, South Dakota State University


Saturday, April 18, 2:00-3:15 PM

Infusing Social Justice into Communication Teaching
Lawrence Frey, University of Colorado, Boulder


Registration Fee:  $10.00 per short course


Want to take a seminar or short course but already registered for the conference?  No worries!  Just contact member associate Kathie Cesa (, and she will help to set you up!