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CSCA 2020 Convention - Call for Papers - Undergraduate Education And Administration Section

Undergraduate Education And Administration Section

Submission DEADLINE:  October 11, 2019 11:59 p.m. CST

Call for Papers and Panels

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention at Chicago O'Hare, Loews Hotel (Rosemont, IL)
April 14-19, 2020

Borders & Breakthroughs

The Undergraduate Education & Administration (UE&A) Section invites the submission of competitive papers, panels, roundtable discussions, and innovative programming for the 2020 CSCA convention in Chicago O’Hare, Illinois.  The purpose of the Undergraduate Education & Administration Section is to promote collaboration and highlight the efforts of teachers, scholars, and administrators interested in academic institutions serving students at the undergraduate level.  Our goal is to develop a strong network among our members to engage on topics related to curriculum/programming, pedagogy, scholarly relationships, and academic organizations within an undergraduate-focused disciplinary program related to Communication.  The section is open to any and all CSCA members interested in undergraduate programs. Membership does not count as one of your three Interest Groups.  You may be a section member in addition to any of the interest groups to which you already belong.

Any topics related to issues facing undergraduate institutions are welcome.  We are especially looking for papers and panels that support the conference theme of Borders & Breakthroughs and that seek to engage innovative or “different” approaches to presentation of material.  We welcome panels and papers that integrate both education and administration and the concerns of both, panels that address how our undergraduate institutions are able to face current challenges in higher education, and ways in which this Section can best serve our CSCA constituents.

Papers:  Only completed papers will be accepted.  Papers must include a title and a brief abstract. Graduate students should type “STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page.  If the paper will be a graduate student debut, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page.  To be considered a graduate student debut paper, (1) the author must be a graduate student, (2) the paper must have single authorship, and (3) the paper must be the author’s first paper to be presented at CSCA. Indicate if author(s) are CSCA members. Author names and any identifying information must be removed prior to submission. A Competitive Paper Submission Form must be submitted along with the paper. This form is located on the CSCA website:

Panels:  We welcome Debut Panels, Paper Panels, Discussion Panels, and Debate Panels.  We especially favor panels that represent diverse institutions and diverse types of educational institutions and educators/administrators. Spotlight panels highlighting particularly unique or successful undergraduate programming would also be welcome. 

All 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.

All technology requests must be made at the time of submission. Please only request technology if it is absolutely essential to your presentation, as those requests will be closely examined before approval. Laptop computers will not be made available for presentations.

Submissions for CSCA 2020 will begin August 1, 2019. You will find a link to the AI submission system at: Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST, October 11, 2019.

Send questions or concerns to the chair:

Aimee Lau
Wisconsin Lutheran College

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