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ECA - 2020 Convention - Call for Papers ... Community College Interest Group

Call for Papers 

Eastern Communication Association 111th Annual Convention

Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD

April 1st – April 5th 2020 

Community College Interest Group

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2019 11:59pm PDT (October 16, 2019 2:59am EDT) 

“Innovate”:  To make changes in something established, especially by introducing new ideas, methods, or activities. To create transformation, revolution, metamorphosis.

The Community College Interest Group invites completed papers, panels, and round table discussions that focus on how we have innovated and how we need to innovate to remain relevant, cutting-edge, and unique regarding the roles of communication departments, programs, students, and faculty play in diverse missions and objectives within community colleges. In what ways does our teaching, service, and scholarship keep community college faculty at the forefront of communication education? What opportunities exist for community college faculty to innovate with our pedagogy, service, research, and practice in the communication studies?

The Community College Interest Group at ECA utilizes Attendee Interactive for all submissions and blind-reviews. Upload your submission (completed paper, panel, and round table discussion) at the following site: https://ww4.aievolution.com/eca2001/index.cfm

Submission Guidelines for Completed Papers

Papers should be written in accordance with the University of Chicago Manual of Style or APA 6th edition (whichever is appropriate). Please complete the required electronic submission fields including following information:

  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Abstract
  • Student and/or Debut Paper
  • Audio Visual Equipment and/or Special Requests
  • Uploading Paper(s)/Document(s) (file types accepted: Word or PDF).

Your uploaded paper file should not exceed 25 pages, excluding title page, abstract, references, tables and figures. All papers must be double-spaced, using 12-point font and 1-inch margins. Please be sure to remove all identifying information including author(s), affiliation, email, etc.

Submission Guidelines for Panel Proposals

Proposals should be written according to the University of Chicago Manual of Style or APA 6th edition (whichever is appropriate). Please complete the required electronic submission fields including following information:

  • Panel Title
  • Chair and Respondent
  • Individuals Paper Titles and Abstracts
  • Panel Description
  • Rationale
  • Audio Visual Equipment and/or Special Request
  • Uploading Proposal Document(s) (file types accepted: Word or PDF).

Please be sure to remove all identifying information including author(s), affiliation, email, etc.

Submission Guidelines for Round Table Discussions 

Proposals should be written according to the University of Chicago Manual of Style or APA 6th edition (whichever is appropriate). Please complete the required electronic submission fields including following information:

  • Round Table Discussions Title
  • Chair and Participants
  • Round Table Description
  • Rationale
  • Audio Visual Equipment and/or Special Request, and Target Audiences
  • Uploading Proposal Document(s) (file types accepted: Word or PDF).

Upload supporting documents that include the purpose of the Round Table, an agenda for the Round Table, and an invitation for audience participation in the Round Table. The request for audience participation should be included in the 100-word description. Please be sure to remove all identifying information including author(s), affiliation, email, etc.

Please include the updated Statement of Professional Responsibility on all submissions:

In submitting the attached paper or proposal, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. If this submission is accepted and programmed, I/We agree to register for the 2020 ECA Convention, pay fees, and present in Baltimore. I/We understand that presenters with last minute emergencies must make arrangements as possible for an alternate presenter as well as communicate their absences to both the Interest Group Planner and ECA VP; no shows will be removed from the official program.

Andy Kai-chun Chuang
Community College Interest Group Planner, ECA 2020
LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
andykaichunchuang@gmail.com

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