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CSCA 2023 Convention - Undergraduate Education & Administration Section ... Call for Papers and Panels

Undergraduate Education & Administration Section
Call for Papers and Panels

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)

Annual Convention-St. Louis, Missouri

March 29-April 2, 2023

“Intersection, Transitions, and Silenced Voices”

The Undergraduate Education & Administration (UE&A) Section invites submissions of competitive papers, panels, roundtable discussions, and innovative programming for the 2023 CSCA convention in St. Louis, Missouri (submissions deadline is 11:59pm CDT on Friday, October 7, 2022). The purpose of the Undergraduate Education & Administration Section is to promote collaboration and highlight efforts of teachers, scholars, and administrators interested in academic institutions serving students at the undergraduate level. Our goal is to develop a strong network amongst our members to engage on topics related to curriculum/programming, pedagogy, scholarly relationships, and academic organizations within an undergraduate-focused disciplinary program related to Communication. The section is open to all CSCA members interested in undergraduate programs. Membership does not count as one of your three interest groups. You may be a section member in addition to any of the interest groups to which you already belong.

Any topics related to issues facing undergraduate institutions are welcome. We are especially looking for papers and panels that support the conference theme of Intersection, Transitions, and Silenced Voices and that seek to re-engage the communication discipline at the undergraduate level. We welcome panels and papers that integrate both education and administration, panels that address concerns of undergraduate institutions in higher education, and ways in which this section can best serve our CSCA constituents. As noted by the conference planner, this conference provides us with an opportunity to listen to the stories of others and to provide a forum for marginalized and silenced voices. Submissions that foreground the voices of marginalized groups and underrepresented scholars are especially welcomed. The UE&A section is well-equipped to share how institutions are embracing and celebrating these stories and voices! 

Papers:  Only completed papers will be accepted. Papers must include a title and a brief abstract.

Author name(s) and identifying information must be removed from the paper prior to submission.

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, (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. Indicate if author(s) are CSCA members. Author’s name and identifying information must be removed from the paper prior to submission.

Panels:  We welcome Debut Panels, Paper Panels, Discussion Panels, and Debate Panels. We especially favor panels that represent diverse institutions and diverse types of educational institutions and educators/administrators. No one person should serve more than one role on a panel (e.g., a chair should not be a paper presenter or discussant on the same panel). Spotlight panels highlighting particularly unique or successful undergraduate programming would also be welcome. 

All panel submissions must include the following: (a) panel title, (b) overall panel description (75 words or less), (c) rationale for the panel (75 words or less), and (d) a complete list of participants along with their institutional affiliations, contact information (address, e-mail, and telephone), and whether they are CSCA members. “Paper” panels should also include titles and brief abstracts (100 words or less) for each paper.

For all submissions, technology requests must be made at the time of submission. Please only request technology if it is essential to your presentation. Laptop computers will not be made available for presentations.

All submissions must be sent electronically through the online system via the CSCA website. Submissions must be received by 11:59pm CDT on Friday, October 7, 2022. Information about the technology policy, and submission details can be found at (under the convention tab).

All submitters are encouraged to create a profile on the CSCA convention webpage. This will help to facilitate the ease of the entire submission and notification process.

Send questions or concerns to the Undergraduate Education & Administration Section chair:

Aimee Lau
Wisconsin Lutheran College

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