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2025 CSCA Convention - Adjunct/Temporary Faculty Caucus ... Call for Submissions

Call for Papers and Panels
Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention-Cincinnati, Ohio
April 1st-6th, 2025
Widening the Scope

The Adjunct/Temporary Faculty Caucus invites the submission of panels, roundtable discussions, papers, and innovative programming for the 2025 CSCA convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. The purpose of the Adjunct/Temporary Faculty Caucus is to discuss and support the issues that are specific to adjunct and temporary faculty in the academic world (K-12, community colleges, public and private universities). Our caucus seeks to provide adjunct/temporary faculty (including “visiting faculty”) with support, guidance, networking, and training. Faculty, students, independent scholars, and community members are encouraged to submit and attend the CSCA convention in Cincinnati, and we encourage submissions that address issues related to the conference theme of Widening the Scope.

A range of topics impacting adjunct and temporary faculty are welcome for submission for this convention. Topics might include different professional development models & opportunities, employment alternatives (non-academic jobs, “alt-ac” careers, and “side hustles”), transitioning to/from campus, teaching and working remotely, building community/re-connecting, teaching as an intersectional part of identity, life in the discipline/retirement, visiting faculty as temporary/non-renewable faculty, and temporary/adjunct faculty being the majority of those in the field. We especially encourage members to address issues related to the convention theme, Widening the Scope. Submissions inclusive of all methodological perspectives in the communication discipline are expected and embraced. Submissions that foreground the voices of marginalized groups and underrepresented scholars are also welcomed.

Discussion Panel Submission Guidelines

Preference will be given to those panelists representing multiple institutions rather than representing a single institution. Discussion panel submissions must include the following: (a) panel title, (b) panel description (75 words or less), (c) panel rationale, and (d) complete list of participants along with their institutional affiliations.


We will award $100.00 for a “Top Panel” submission that focuses on topics and issues related to Adjunct and Temporary Faculty at the convention.

The Inclusive Scholarship Award is sponsored by the CSCA Equity & Inclusion Committee (EIC). If your paper should be considered for this, the paper must clearly articulate, in at least one paragraph in the abstract, how the respective scholarship explicitly addresses equity and inclusion. Additionally, make sure to check the Inclusive Scholarship option when you are submitting your paper.

Submission Details

  • All scheduling and technology requests must be made at the time of submission.
  • Submissions must be received by11:59 PM, CDT, October 5, 2024.
  • Send submissions electronically through our CSCA online submission site.You will need to create a profile on the CSCA submission site (membership is not required to create a profile or enter a submission).

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