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CSCA 2022 - Grad Caucus | Call for Papers, Panels, Chairs, and Reviewers

Hello CSCA graduate students,

This email serves as your reminder that paper and panel submissions are due in less than one month. We are also actively recruiting reviewers and chairs/respondents for the 2021 convention. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at


America Edwards
CSCA Graduate Caucus Chair 

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention-Madison, Wisconsin
March 30-April 3, 2022

The Graduate Student Caucus invites all graduate student members of CSCA to submit competitive papers, programs, and interactive panels to be considered for programming at the 2021 CSCA conference to be held in Madison, Wisconsin. Our interest group focuses on celebrating graduate student work and providing development opportunities in relation to teaching, service, and scholarship. This year we especially encourage graduate students to embrace the convention theme, Re-Connect. In addition to submitting work relating to how communication creates difference in both research and teaching, this conference theme also extends to how we create difference in regards to service and collaboration. Service and collaboration help us to see who we are as a community of scholars. Submissions dedicated to service, collaboration, and making a difference in regards to networking opportunities is encouraged.

Quality scholarship and creative ideas are our main goal. To encourage collaboration among graduate students, we have developed a Facebook page to create space for brainstorming, planning, and networking. Please visit, join, and participate in the conversations about the upcoming convention at:

Papers: Only completed papers will be accepted. Identifying information must be removd.

  • Include a title and a brief abstract (required).
  • Complete papersshould be a maximum of 25 pages double-spaced with 12 pt. font. This excludes title page, abstract, references, figures, and tables.
  • 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.


  • A panel submission is a format that engages a group of panelists in a formal interactive discussion about a topic related to the graduate student caucus.
  • Panel session submissions do not undergo anonymous review. The reviewers will see the names of the presenters, participants and organizers. These sessions are reviewed based on overall quality, interest to the caucus, relevance of the topic to the theme, innovativeness, and overall contribution.
  • Panel submissions must also include the following: (a) title, (b) description/rationale (no more than 1 page), (c) a complete list of participants along with their institutional affiliations, contact information (address, e-mail, and telephone), and if they are CSCA members. For panel proposals, we strongly recommend collaboration with graduate students from multiple institutions.

The Graduate Student Caucus presents certificates to the top competitive graduate student papers and the top graduate student panel at the annual Business Meeting. The top paper and panel will earn a $50 award. The Graduate Student Caucus also awards the Paul D. Skalski Top Paper Award.

All technology requests must be made at the time of submission.
Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM, CDT, October 8, 2021.
Send submissions electronically through our online system via the CSCA website.

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