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CSCA 2022 - Call for Papers & Panels ... Instructional Resources Interest Group

Call for Papers and Panels

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

The purpose of Instructional Resources Interest Group is to foster the efforts of researchers in topics related to instructional resources, including all forms of technology, assessment, and instructional ideas. To help achieve this goal, this organization seeks to develop a strong network to aid in the collaboration of its members in promoting the organization’s research area.

Submission for the upcoming conference should center around the theme of “Re-Connect.” Papers and panels should connect their submission to the overall conference theme or specifically consider topics related to the following questions:

  • What tools and resources can we use to reconnect with our departments, schools, and organizations?
  • How can we reconnect with each other, both in and out of the discipline, though various tools and resources?
  • What tools and resources are available to promote access, inclusion, and diversity?
  • What tools and resources can we reconnect with as we transition back into the face-to-face classroom?
  • What tools and resources are available to instructors as we reconnect with our students?
  • How can we reconnect using tools and resources to create community in the classroom?
  • What job fields and professions are available to those who have discovered a passion for the tools and resources as we work to reconnect with our students, colleagues, and campuses?


Submissions are limited to the formats described below. However, if you have an idea for an innovative panel format that is not outlined herein, contact the Instructional Resources Interest Group conference planner (Samantha Dunn, for authorization to submit an alternative format.

Paper Submissions.

Only completed papers will be accepted. Papers must include a title and brief abstract (<100 words). Paper length (excluding title page and abstract) should not exceed 30 pages. If accepted for presentation, each paper will be put onto a thematized panel with other papers, and the conference planner will assign a respondent and a chair.

Special Notes:

  • If the paper is authored solely by graduate and/or undergraduate students, the submitter should type “STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page. 
  • If the paper will be a graduate student debut paper (i.e., the student has never before submitted to CSCA), 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 if accepted.

Discussion Panels Submissions.

Discussion panels are those including 4 - 7 panelists who provide a brief opening statement concerning a topic and then engage in discussion, often with the entire attending audience. These panels must have a chair to introduce the panelists and to moderate the discussion.

Special Notes:

  • Preference will be given to those with panelists representing multiple institutions rather than representing a single institution. 
  • Submitters are encouraged to highlight in their proposals what other interest groups could co-sponsors the discussion (when applicable).


Awards may be given to top paper and top panel as ranked by the reviewers.


All technology requests must be made at the time of submission.

All authors or panelists on each submission should create a profile on the CSCA convention website prior to submission.Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM, CDT, October 8, 2021

Send submission electronically through our online system via the CSCA website ( CONTACT

For questions about this call, contact the Instructional Resource Interest Group conference planner, Samantha Dunn (

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