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CSCA - Instructional Resources Interest Group - Submissions Deadline - Friday, October 5


Call for Submissions 2013

Central States Communication Association Conference

Kansas City Marriott Downtown

Kansas City, Missouri

“Communication the Possible”: Transformative Communication

April 2 - April 7, 2013

The Instructional Resources Interest Group welcomes submissions of papers and panel proposals for the 2013 CSCA Conference. Any topic related to instructional resources, including all forms of technology, assessment, and instructional ideas, is welcomed; however, we encourage submissions that focus on the convention theme. More specifically to the theme, there is strong encouragement toward submissions that consider exploring the capacity for emotion, creativity, compassion, hope, forgiveness, resilience, and transcendence in regards to communication. Additionally, we strongly encourage undergraduate and graduate student papers. A wide range of topics are welcomed, although suggested topics include progressive ideas with the usage of technology for and within instruction, understanding and communicating with newer technology such as Skype, video conferencing, instant- streaming tools, apps/software/hardware intended to enhance and facilitate collaborative student-to-student and student-instructor interactions, film and media samples and tools to foster compassion and emotional student engagement, technology usage in or as speaker labs, advantages and disadvantages of student and instructor use of tablet vs. pc platform tools, disruptions and incivility possibilities with technology in the classroom, opening opportunities for student empowerment/expression/creativity with critical communication literacy and social network use, instructor adoption/education/utilization of mediated platform, confidential student-to-instructor blogging as a modality to create and facilitate critical and compassionate dialogue, live twitter feeds for immediate student feedback in the classroom, using online classrooms as a means to ease anxiety for students in life transitions, collaborative practices of communication between campus programs for student needs, and other topics related to instructional resources.

A variety of formats are also welcome, including competitive paper panels, roundtable discussions, spotlight sessions, dialogue sessions, research café or breakfast nooks, senior/junior scholars, and research sessions. In anticipation of the conference theme, we strongly encourage (and enjoy!) the submission of panels that are co-sponsored with other CSCA units.

Guidelines for Submissions:

1. Please note the following directions for paper and panel proposals:

Papers must conform to APA standards and need a detachable title page that allows the author(s) identity/identities to be concealed. Remove all author references in the text of the paper. Indicate if the author(s) is/are CSCA members.

Panel Proposals need a title, a brief abstract, name of person responsible for the program, as well as names, institutional affiliations, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of each panel participant. Indicate if participants are CSCA members. NOTE: Panel proposals must adhere to the 2013 CSCA Panel Proposal Request Form (available at

Please have all papers submitted electronically using Microsoft Word. An e-mail acknowledging receipt of paper and panel proposals will be sent for each submission. Please have all media requests be made at the time of submission. Please only request media if it is 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 5, 2012.

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Send all submissions electronically to:

Kathryn B. Golsan
Department of Speech Communication
Mail Code 6605
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
1100 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901 USA
Phone: (918)316-3893