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2025 CSCA Convention - Community College Interest Group ... Call for Submissions


Call for Papers and Panels

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)

94th  Annual Convention – Cincinnati, Ohio

April 1 – 6, 2025

Widening the Scope

The Community College Interest Group invites the submission of competitive papers, panels, roundtable discussions, and innovative programming for the 2025 CSCA convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The purpose of the Community College Interest Group is to deal with issues of general concern to members including the sharing of information on course development, teaching strategies and programs in the Community Colleges; promoting professional research-related instruction; encouraging co-curricular activities; and organizing panels and programs for the annual CSCA convention. Submissions that foreground the voices of underrepresented and marginalized groups are especially welcome, and preference will be given to those panel submissions representing multiple institutions rather than representing a single institution.

A range of topics encompassing teaching and learning as well as discipline-related professional experiences at Community Colleges are welcome.  We especially encourage members to reflect on issues related to the convention theme of Widening the Scope. Widening the scope of our natural thinking about our engagement in the communication discipline can bring forward unique insights and perspectives to understanding communication issues, concerns, and problems.

Panels: We strongly encourage discussion panels to include 4-7 individuals that would appeal to a broad audience of community college educators. These panels must include a chair to introduce the panelists and to moderate the discussion.  Time for audience questions/participation is encouraged.  Please include all participating panelists, institutions, and specific topics when applicable. If technology is needed, specify the needs at the time of submission.

Papers: Only completed papers will be accepted.  

  • 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.
  • If you would like your paper to be considered for the Inclusive Scholarship Award, type “INCLUSIVE SCHOLARSHIP” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. 
    • To be considered as an exemplar of inclusive scholarship, the paper must demonstrate academic rigor in the examination of communication and historically marginalized communities/populations.
    • If you would like to be considered for this award, please clearly articulate, in at least one paragraph in your abstract, how the respective scholarship explicitly addresses equity and inclusion.
    • Additionally, make sure to select the Inclusive Scholarship option in submitting.
  • All technology requests must be made at the time of submission.

Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM, CDT, Saturday, October 5, 2024.

Send submissions electronically through our online system. Submitters should be certain that all potential presenters create a profile in the CSCA online system as part of their submission.  Membership in CSCA is not required to create a profile. 

Interest Group Planner: Becky Belter Roberts,

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