Wendy Troxel, Director // NACADA Center for Research at Kansas State University
Greetings! In this edition of NACADA Research Quarterly we celebrate scholarly award winners, grant recipients, completed dissertations, and new publications dedicated to the scholarship of advising. We’re also prepping for the 2020 NACADA Annual Conference, to be held virtually October 5-8. The online format will provide more opportunities than ever before to access multiple sessions as they happen (no travel time in the convention center!) and enjoy the flexibility of “on demand” content.
And yes! The NACADA Research Café will be open for collaborative conversations and informative, research-focused activities.
In fact, the Annual Conference Advisory Board, the NACADA Research Committee, and the NACADA Center for Research at KSU are excited to announce that a new “Scholarly Papers” session type will be launched at the 2021 NACADA Annual Conference!
This type of session includes 2 or 3 “scholarly paper presentations” around a common area of focus, with a discussant who moderates the session, having already read the manuscripts. The author (or authors) for each paper is permitted a maximum of 15 minutes to describe the study or theoretical/philosophical analysis to the audience. After the papers have been presented, the discussant summarizes them and provides a critical analysis of the manuscripts, offering helpful feedback toward a next draft of the manuscript and a synthesis of the papers connected to theme of the session. Finally, the audience members have the opportunity to ask questions of the authors.
Following the session, the discussant forwards the feedback to each of the authors. The authors now have helpful feedback not only from the discussant, but also from the audience members who participated during the session.
There will be more information about the proposal process (authors submit a proposal with the intention of submitting the manuscript about one month prior to the conference), as well as the opportunity to view a number of sample sessions, both during this year’s annual conference and over the next few months.
Thank you for all you do as Scholarly Advisors!