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CSCA 2018 Convention - Call for Papers - Instructional Resources Interest Group


Call for Papers and Panels
Central States Communication Association (CSCA)

Annual Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 4-7, 2018


The Instructional Resources Interest Group invites the submission of competitive papers and panels for the 2018 CSCA convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Any topic related to instructional resources, including all forms of technology, assessment, and instructional ideas is welcomed. Our interest group promotes the interests of faculty and students, as well as other interested in the way that instructional resources promote our conference theme of Difference. 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, we encourage the submission of panels that are co-sponsored with other CSCA units.

Awards: The Instructional Resources Interest Group presents two awards: top competitive paper award and top panel 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 standards and include a title and a brief abstract. The word “STUDENT” should be marked on all papers written by student authors. If the paper will be a graduate student debut, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page. 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 CSCA 2018 Competitive Paper Submission Form must be submitted as a separate attachment along with the paper. This form is located on the CSCA website:

(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 2018 Discussion Panel Submission Form or Paper Panel Submission Form. These forms are located on the CSCA website:

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 9, 2017.
Send submissions electronically using Microsoft Word to the following:

DeAnne Priddis, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)

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