CSCA 2021 Convention - Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group Call for Papers and Panels
INTERPERSONAL AND FAMILY COMMUNICATION INTEREST GROUP
Call for Papers and Panels
Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention-Cincinnati, Ohio
March 23-28, 2021
The Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group invites the submission of competitive papers and panels to be considered for programming at the 2021 CSCA convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. Our interest group focuses on interpersonal, family, and small group communication relating to theoretical, empirical, community engagement, methodological, and pedagogical issues.
We welcome a range of topics encompassing the research and teaching of interpersonal, family, and small group communication. We also invite a wide range of methodological approaches. Finally, we especially encourage members to address issues related to the convention theme of Inspire. Inspiration can come in many forms, especially from our relationships. Indeed, we are looking forward to the ways our interest group will be able to speak to this year’s convention theme.
AWARDS: The Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group presents two named awards. The Nancy Burrell Award is presented to the author(s) of the Top Student Paper submitted to the Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group. At the annual convention, the recipient receives a cash award and a certificate. The Dawn O. Braithwaite Award for Qualitative Research will be presented to the author(s) of the Top Qualitative Paper submitted to the Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group. At the annual convention, the recipient receives a cash award and a certificate. Of note, the Dawn O. Braithwaite Award cannot be awarded to the Top Paper or the Top Student Paper.
PAPERS: Only completed papers will be accepted. Author names and any identifying information must be removed prior to submission. Papers also must conform to the most current APA standards (7th edition) and include a title and a 100-word abstract.
Graduate and undergraduate students should type “STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page.
If the paper will be a graduate or undergraduate student debut, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page and specify whether the author is a graduate or undergraduate student, since only graduate debut papers can be considered for the association’s debut award. To be considered a student debut paper, (1) the author must be a graduate or undergraduate 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.
PANELS: Discussion and paper panel submissions must include the following: (a) title, (b) description (100 words or less), (c) rationale (100 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. Panels must have a chair. Paper panels should also include titles and brief abstracts (100 words or less) for each paper. Preference will be given to those with panelists representing multiple institutions rather than representing a single institution.
SUBMISSION DETAILS: All technology requests must be made at the time of submission.
Send Submissions electronically through our online system via the CSCA website.
**You must create an account in the submission system, this account is separate from your CSCA account. You must have an account in the submission system to submit and serve as a reviewer for any interest group. Please have each of the co-authors/panelists create a profile on the CSCA website and the submission website (two accounts). Membership is not required to create a profile.
MEDIA REQUESTS: All technology 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: Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM, CDT, October 9, 2020.
WANT TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN CSCA? The Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group is always in need of volunteers to serve as Panel Chairs during the convention. If you will be at the convention and would like to volunteer, please contact the IFCIG program planner (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your contact information and availability. A Call for Officer Nominations to serve as IFCIG Vice-Chair will be sent closer to the date of the convention.
QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS? For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the program planner: Kristina Scharp, Ph.D., Chair and 2021 Program Planner, Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group, University of Washington, Email: email@example.com