CSCA 2021 Convention - Strategic and Applied Communication Interest Group Call for Papers and Panels
STRATEGIC AND APPLIED COMMUNICATION INTEREST GROUP
Call for Papers and Panels
Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention-Cincinnati, Ohio
March 23-28, 2021
The Strategic and Applied Communication Interest Group of the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) invites competitive papers, paper panels, and discussion panel submissions for the 90th Annual Convention in Cincinnati, OH March 23-28, 2021. A range of topics encompassing strategic and applied communication practices and scholarship, such as public relations, crisis, and risk communication, are welcome. We especially encourage members to address issues related to the convention theme, Inspire. In terms of panels, preference will be given to those with panelists representing multiple institutions rather than representing a single institution.
The Strategic and Applied Communication Interest Group highlights scholarship and pedagogy dealing with issues, strategies, and teaching materials related to strategic and applied communication practices and scholarship. The interest group encourages members to engage students and each other in the study, analysis, evaluation, and participation in strategic and applied communication activities. The interest group encourages networking and relationship building among students, faculty, and professionals in strategic and applied communication.
Faculty, students, independent researchers, and community members are all encouraged to submit and attend the convention. University and community partnerships are particularly welcome. Submissions inclusive of all methodological perspectives in the communication discipline are expected and embraced.
Competitive Papers: Only completed papers will be accepted. Author name(s) and identifying information must be removed. Papers should include a title and a brief abstract (required). 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:
- the author must be a graduate student,
- the paper must have single authorship, and
- the paper must be the author’s first paper to be presented at CSCA.
The Dan Millar Top Student Paper Award ($50) will be presented to the highest rated student paper. The Top Paper Award ($50) will be presented to the highest rated paper submission.
Paper Panels are those including completed papers encompassing a specific topic. These panels must have a chair, but a respondent is not always necessary. Generally, these panels will include at least four but no more than five panelists. Audience questions and reactions usually are reserved until after everyone on the panel has presented their paper.
Discussion Panels are those including 4-7 panelists who provide a brief opening statement concerning a topic and then engage in discussion. These panels must have a chair to introduce the panelists and to moderate the discussion. Audience questions/participation are encouraged.
The Top Panel Award will be designated for the panel (discussion or paper) with the highest rated submission.
Send submissions electronically through our online system via the CSCA website. Please have all potential presenters create a profile on the CSCA convention webpage (Membership not required). All technology requests must be made at the time of submission.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 9, 2020, 11:59 p.m. CDT.