2014 Annual Meeting
2014 Annual NCSA Meeting
April 10 – 13, 2014
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency
Doing Good: Positive Behavior, Promising Programs, Promoting Change
*PLEASE NOTE THE NEW PAPER SUBMISSION PROCESS FOR 2014
This year we are trying something new. Rather than submitting proposals to specific sessions, participants may submit paper proposals to a broad topic area listed in the online submission form. Participants are also welcome to organize a closed research or teaching session (please see point 5 under submission guidelines for details).
- You must be a NCSA member and register for the conference to be on the program.
- The NCSA requests that individuals limit their participation to no more than three appearances on the program to accommodate as many participants as possible.
- For research or teaching papers, roundtables, or posters, submit the information online at http://tinyurl.com/2014IndyNCSA. Please enter the author’s first and last name, institutional affiliation, most frequently checked email, and abstract up to 150 words. Please also submit any co-author information, including names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses. Please note the topic that best fits your paper. If you do not feel your paper fits any of the general research or teaching topics, please note the “other research” or “other teaching” option on the form. We do not collect finished papers, so papers or posters in progress may be submitted.
- For workshops and panels, please submit the information online at http://tinyurl.com/2014IndyNCSA. Please include a brief description of the workshop or panel. For all members of your workshop or panel, please enter participants’ first and last names, institutional affiliations, and most frequently checked emails.
- To organize a closed research or teaching session, recruit between three and five papers before November 1. For closed research sessions, email Anna Linders at firstname.lastname@example.org. For closed teaching sessions, email Jacqueline Bergdahl at email@example.com.In the email, provide the name of the session, names of presenters, titles of presenters’ papers, abstracts for all papers up to 150 words each and institutional affiliations and email addresses for all presenters.
- For undergraduate papers, please email your name, title of paper, school affiliation, abstract up to 150 words, and email address to Gail McGuire, the Chair of the undergraduate student conference, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the North Central Sociology Student Conference Call for Papers for additional information.
- Please review the 2014 Conference Participation Guidelines for additional information.
Please consult the following resources for questions or concerns:
General program issues: Rachel Kraus, email@example.com
All research sessions: Anna Linders, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All teaching sessions: Jacqueline Bergdahl, email@example.com
All undergraduate papers: Gail McGuire, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel and conference arrangements: Joyce Lucke, email@example.com
Teaching Session: three to five papers of scholarly work typically presented (not read) in a 10-15 minute presentation of key findings; the presentation of papers is followed by a 15 minute discussion from audience and/or discussant.
Workshop: a “how-to” presentation designed and facilitated by one or two scholars with intention to actively engage the audience in discussion, activities, or product demonstration.
Roundtable: a facilitator leads a table discussion on a specific topic. This is a great opportunity to share ideas on scholarly work not yet sufficiently developed for a paper, such as common challenges, idea sharing, teaching concerns, and sharing tips for effective teaching and scholarship. Roundtables are also appropriate settings to discuss global and national issues that impact society and various institutions.
Poster: the poster sessions will be organized as an event and should model professional visual presentation.