Excellence at the Center Conference

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Call for Submissions

Great Ideas for Teaching @ the Center

The tradition of GIFT sharing continues at the 2022 Excellence at the Center Conference with one important change. All GIFTS will be presented as prerecorded video presentations that will be made available to all who are registered. We seek proposals from individuals who have a great idea to share*. GIFT submissions should speak to the conference theme of Together towards tomorrow. GIFT presentations involve individuals sharing their idea as prerecorded video. Presentation time is approx. 5 minutes for each presenter.

Initial Submission Guidelines:

  • Proposals must be sent to greatideasfornacc@gmail.com by February 13, 2022.
    • All submissions will receive a confirmation of receipt via automatic reply. If this confirmation message ends up in your spam, please arrange for it to be delivered. Doing so will ensure that you receive notification of acceptance status later.

Proposals must include:

  • Title
  • Presenter’s name(s) & affiliation(s)
  • Objective(s) of GIFT
  • Brief description of GIFT to be shared
  • Brief description of planned activities
  • Brief rationale which connects GIFT to the conference theme of Together towards tomorrow

If a proposal is accepted registration will be required and further instruction for submitting the recording via YouTube or Vimeo link to your conference video will be provided.

*We are not seeking the submission of GIFT panels. Instead, we ask for individual GIFT proposals.

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Interactive Training Workshop Proposals

We seek proposals from individuals or groups for 50 to 60-minute face-to-face interactive teaching and learning programs that speak to the conference theme. All workshops will be scheduled to take place in Greensboro at the physical conference. We would especially like to see authors submit workshops created from their communication center publications.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Proposals must be sent to workshopsfornacc@gmail.com by February 13, 2022.
    • All submissions will receive a confirmation of receipt via automatic reply. If this confirmation message ends up in your spam, please arrange for it to be delivered. Doing so will ensure that you receive notification of acceptance status later.

Workshop proposals must include:

  • Title
  • Presenter’s name(s) & affiliation(s)
  • Learning objectives
  • Brief description of the content to be covered
  • Brief rationale which connects workshop to the conference theme Together towards tomorrow 
  • Brief description of planned activities
  • Intended NACC audience (student tutors, directors, those in the start-up planning stage, or some combination)

If a proposal is accepted, registration will be required.

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Discussion Panel Proposals

We seek proposals for round tables or other discussion-focused presentations to take place face to face at the conference. Panel submissions must speak to the conference theme of Together towards tomorrow.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Proposals must be sent to panelsfornacc@gmail.com by February 13, 2022.
    • All submissions will receive a confirmation of receipt via automatic reply. If this confirmation message ends up in your spam, please arrange for it to be delivered. Doing so will ensure that you receive notification of acceptance status later.

Proposals must include:

  • Title
  • Presenter’s name(s) & affiliation(s)
  • Brief description of the panel
  • Brief rationale which connects the panel to the conference theme of Together towards tomorrow
  • Identify the intended NACC audience (student tutors, directors, those in the start-up planning stage, or some combination)
  • Indicate if the proposal is for a face-to-face in Greensboro panel presentation or a prerecorded presentation to be made available to those who register.

If a proposal is accepted, registration will be required and further instruction for submitting the recording via YouTube or Vimeo link to your conference video will be provided.

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Non-Competitive Papers

We seek authors to present original communication center research papers, not intended for competition. Submissions can be written by individuals or groups.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The abstract must be sent to papersfornacc@gmail.com by February 13, 2022.
    • All submissions will receive a confirmation of receipt via automatic reply. If this confirmation message ends up in your spam, please arrange for it to be delivered. Doing so will ensure that you receive notification of acceptance status later.
  • Final papers must be ready for presentation in March.

Submissions must include:

  • Title
  • Presenter’s name(s) & affiliation(s)
  • Abstract
  • Indicate if the proposal is for a face-to-face in Greensboro paper presentation or a prerecorded presentation to be made available to those who register.

If a proposal for a prerecorded paper presentation is accepted, registration will be required and further instruction for submitting the recording via YouTube or Vimeo link to your conference video will be provided.

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Excellence in the Center Student Essays

Student staff members (Tutors, Consultants, Peer Educators, Coaches) working in communication centers are invited to submit an Excellence in the Center essay.

Manuscript submissions for these single-authored essays should be 800-1000 words and should build on arguments rooted in literature while offering new approaches, interpretations, or extensions of communication center consulting practices. 

Submission Guidelines:

  • The abstract must be sent to studentessaysfornacc@gmail.com by February 13, 2022.
    • All submissions will receive a confirmation of receipt via automatic reply. If this confirmation message ends up in your spam, please arrange for it to be delivered. Doing so will ensure that you receive notification of acceptance status later.
  • The final essay must be ready for presentation in March.

Submissions must include:

  • Title
  • Student Presenter’s name
  • Abstract
  • Indicate if the proposal is for a face-to-face Greensboro student essay presentation or a prerecorded presentation to be made available to those who register.

If a proposal for a prerecorded student essay is accepted, registration will be required and further instruction for submitting the recording via YouTube or Vimeo link to your conference video will be provided.

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Student Case Studies

We seek student authors to present their original communication center case studies and facilitate their case study discussion at the conference.  Submissions can be written by individuals or groups.  We recommend Penn State’s Case Writing Guide to ensure continuity.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The abstract must be sent to studentcasesfornacc@gmail.com by February 13, 2022.
    • All submissions will receive a confirmation of receipt via automatic reply. If this confirmation message ends up in your spam, please arrange for it to be delivered. Doing so will ensure that you receive notification of acceptance status later.
  • The final case study must be ready for presentation in March.

Submissions must include:

  • Title
  • Presenter’s name(s) & affiliation(s)
  • Abstract
  • Indicate if the proposal is for a face-to-face Greensboro presentation or a prerecorded presentation to be made available to those who register.

If a proposal for a prerecorded student case study is accepted, registration will be required and further instruction for submitting the recording via YouTube or Vimeo link to your conference video will be provided.

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Case Studies in Center Administration

We seek faculty and administrators to present their original communication center case studies in administration and facilitate their case study discussion at the conference.  Submissions can be written by individuals or groups.  We recommend Penn State’s Case Writing Guide to ensure continuity.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The abstract must be sent to facultycasesfornacc@gmail.com by February 13, 2022.
    • All submissions will receive a confirmation of receipt via automatic reply. If this confirmation message ends up in your spam, please arrange for it to be delivered. Doing so will ensure that you receive notification of acceptance status later.
  • The final case study must be ready for presentation in March.

Submissions must include:

  • Title
  • Presenter’s name(s) & affiliation(s)
  • Abstract
  • Indicate if the proposal is for a face-to-face Greensboro administrator case study presentation or a prerecorded presentation to be made available to those who register.

If a proposal for a prerecorded administrator case study is accepted, registration will be required and further instruction for submitting the recording via YouTube or Vimeo link to your conference video will be provided.

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