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Great Ideas for Teaching @ the Center

The tradition of GIFT sharing continues at the 2019 Excellence at the Center Conference. We seek proposals from individuals who have a great idea to share*. GIFT submissions should speak to the conference theme of Communication Centers: Find Your Voice. GIFT presentations involve individuals sharing their idea along with a single page handout. Presentation time is approx. 5 minutes for each presenter.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Proposals must be sent to greatideasnacc@gmail.com by February 13, 2019.
    • 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 conference theme

*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 interactive teaching and learning programs which speak to the conference theme.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Proposals must be sent to workshopsnacc@gmail.com by February 13, 2019.
    • 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 content to be covered
  • Brief rationale which connects workshop to conference theme
  • Brief description of planned activities
  • Intended NACC audience (student tutors, directors, those in start-up planning stage, or some combination)

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Discussion Panel Proposals

We seek proposals for round table or other discussion-focused presentations. Panel submissions must speak to the conference theme.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Proposals must be sent to discussionpanelsnacc@gmail.com by February 13, 2019.
    • 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 panel
  • Brief rationale which connects panel to conference theme
  • Intended NACC audience (student tutors, directors, those in start-up planning stage, or some combination)

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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:

  • Abstract must be sent to noncompetitivepapersnacc@gmail.com by February 13, 2019.
    • 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

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Excellence in the Center Student Essays

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

Manuscript submissions for these single author 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:

  • Abstract must be sent to excellenceessaysnacc@gmail.com by February 13, 2019.
    • 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 essay must be ready for presentation in March.

Submissions must include:

  • Title
  • Student Presenter’s name
  • Abstract

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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:

  • Abstract must be sent to casestudynacc@gmail.com by February 13, 2019.
    • 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 case study must be ready for presentation in March.

Submissions must include:

  • Title
  • Presenter’s name(s) & affiliation(s)
  • Abstract

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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:

  • Abstract must be sent to adcasestudynacc@gmail.com by February 13, 2019.
    • 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 case study must be ready for presentation in March.

Submissions must include:

  • Title
  • Presenter’s name(s) & affiliation(s)
  • Abstract

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