2013 CUFA Proposal Application Submission Form

Welcome to the online proposal submission system for the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) College and University Faculty Association (CUFA) Annual Meeting. The 2013 CUFA Conference will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, from Wednesday, November 20, through Friday, November 22, 2013. Proposals for the conference will be accepted via this form through 11:59PM, PST, on Friday, March 1, 2013. CUFA invites proposals for empirical research on and theoretical or conceptual analyses of contemporary issues in social education. Presentation formats include: individual paper sessions, symposiums, alternative format sessions, and Research Into Practice (RIP) sessions. Individual paper sessions: Comprised of several independently proposed papers, an individual paper session gives authors an opportunity to present abbreviated versions of their empirical or theoretical/conceptual scholarship. After the papers are presented, a discussant will offer commentary on key revelations, vexations, and themes raised by the papers, and a chairperson will moderate questions and responses by audience members. Symposium sessions: A symposium offers presenters, discussants, and audience members the opportunity to explore a particular problem or theme from various perspectives. Organizers of symposium sessions typically establish the topic, identify and solicit participation from appropriate scholars, and assemble and submit a single proposal representing the collective work of participants. Symposium proposals should include no more than six participants. The organizer must obtain permission and input from each individual represented in a symposium proposal. Symposium proposals must specify a discussant for the session. The chair, presenters, and discussant will determine how time is to be allocated during symposiums. Alternative format sessions: An alternative format session offers conference attendees an opportunity to explore contemporary issues or dilemmas in social education via a unique forum not represented by paper sessions and symposiums. In the past, alternative format sessions have included informal discussions, town hall meetings, roundtables, papers-in-progress, structured poster sessions, research planning and methodological activities, professional development workshops, off-site visits, video presentations and performances, and book talks. Sessions that promote active participation and open dialogue among audience members are strongly encouraged. Proposal authors will determine how time is to be allocated during alternative format sessions. Research Into Practice (RIP) sessions: RIP sessions offer CUFA members the opportunity to discuss and demonstrate the implications of research for educational practice. Given their association with the regular NCSS Conference program, audience members typically are classroom teachers, teacher educators, and some supervisors and school administrators. With that audience in mind, presentations should feature scholarly, yet accessible, discussions and activities of interest to practicing educators. These sessions should not be as abstract as a typical CUFA presentation, nor should they aim simply to share resources and/or technical skills. The NCSS leadership has allocated six one-hour timeslots for RIP sessions on Friday, November 22.
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Awards

If you feel your paper is eligible for consideration for either of the two awards described as follows, please check the appropriate box below:

The Kipchoge Neftali Kirkland Social Justice Award

This award honors the legacy and memory of Kipchoge Neftali Kirkland, an inspirational educator, researcher, and spoken word artist. Dr. Kirkland strove to meet the needs of underserved and marginalized populations through his life’s work and activism. The award recognizes an innovative social justice-related paper presented at the CUFA Annual Meeting that makes a distinguished and significant contribution to promoting social justice in educational research and teaching. Eligible papers should demonstrate an integrative analysis and/or make an important theoretical, methodological, or empirical contribution to scholarship in social education.

The National Technology Leadership Coalition Initiative (NTLI) Fellowship Award

This award recognizes an exemplary paper related to technology in social studies education presented at the CUFA Annual Meeting. The award emerged from collaboration among the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), the NTLI, and CUFA. Winners of this award also are asked to present their papers at the SITE Annual Meeting, and following editorial review, their papers are eligible for publication in the Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Journal (www.citejournal.org), cosponsored by professional associations related to technology integration in social studies (CUFA), science (ASTE), mathematics (AMTE), English (CEE), and education in general (SITE).


Chairperson/Person submitting proposal

Note: All correspondence is directed to this person. Please provide complete contact information on all participants, including their NCSS membership numbers. Further, NCSS CUFA has an ongoing commitment to foster racially and ethnically diverse participation in scholarly discourse. To help our organization better understand how it is fulfilling that commitment, you are asked to please choose the category that best describes the race and/or ethnicity of each presenter. This information is voluntary and will not influence the selection or evaluation of conference proposals. Finally, please indicate in this section whether you wish to volunteer to serve as a proposal reviewer, session chair, and/or discussant for the conference. Simply checking the appropriate box does not constitute an assurance that you will be called upon to serve in that role.













Other Program Participants

Please provide complete contact information on all participants, including their NCSS membership numbers. NCSS CUFA has an ongoing commitment to foster racially and ethnically diverse participation in scholarly discourse. To help our organization better understand how it is fulfilling that commitment, you are asked to please choose the category that best describes the race and/or ethnicity of each author/presenter. This information is voluntary and will not influence the selection or evaluation of conference proposals.

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Abstract

In the space below, type a description of your presentation as you wish it to appear in the printed program. Limit your description to a maximum of 50 words. Use complete sentences and carefully edit the abstract.


Audio-Visual Requirements

Presenters will have access to an overhead monitor and screen but no other audio/visual equipment will be furnished by CUFA for conference presentations. VCRs, Monitors, Computers, Modem Connections, Projection Systems will NOT be furnished by the Conference. If you plan to use any additional equipment, you may bring your own or place an order with the hotel directly. An order form and price list can be provided upon request. However, the ordering of and payment for additional equipment is your responsibility.

Proposal submission via e-mail to CUFA2013@net.elmhurst.edu

In addition to completing this proposal submission form, proposals should be submitted as PDFs or Microsoft Word-readable attachments to CUFA2013@net.elmhurst.edu. This year’s submission deadline is 11:59PM, PST, on Friday, March 1, 2013. No submissions will be accepted after that time and date. Please save your file in the following format: lastnamefirstinitial.affiliation (e.g., BrooksS.Elmhurst). If you choose to send your proposal as a PDF, ensure that no identifying information is embedded in the proposal document as metadata. The document should contain a narrative of 2000 words or fewer, excluding title, abstract, and references. The Program Chair reserves the right to reject without review any proposal that exceeds the 2000-word limit. To preserve the integrity of the blind peer review process, please do not include the names or affiliations of authors and presenters in the proposal document. The Program Chair reserves the right to disqualify submissions in which authors’ identifying information is revealed. Please see the call for proposals for more specific information about the evaluation criteria for each of the conference’s session formats. General inquiries related to the 2013 Annual Meeting, the online submission system, and the proposal guidelines should be sent to the Program Chair, Sarah Brooks, at CUFA2013@net.elmhurst.edu

Statement of Intent

Your electronic submission acknowledges the following statement of intent: I certify that the named participants and I have agreed to take part in this program and will do so if this proposal is accepted. It will be my responsibility to notify each co-presenter regarding the status of the proposal as well as the date, time, and location of the presentation, if it is accepted.

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