The NACADA Research Committee, the NACADA Center for Research at KSU, the Theory, Philosophy, & History of Advising Community, and the NACADA Annual Conference Advisory Board are pleased to again offer this “session type” at the 2023 NACADA Annual Conference. Please see below for more information about Scholarly Papers:
What is a Scholarly Paper?
A scholarly paper addresses an issue or question that either has been the subject of ongoing discussion/debate among scholars or that perhaps has not been recognized as a salient issue but should be. This paper may argue for a novel position on the issue at hand, or may argue for a familiar position in a novel way. The argument makes use of the methods and epistemologies of one or more academic discipline, and does so in a way that (in addition to supporting the paper’s position) models the academic discipline(s), as applied to advising.
What is required at the proposal stage?
The proposal should include:
- A well-crafted title
- An abstract of no more than 135 words
- A narrative of no more than 2,000 words which outlines the issue(s) or question(s) the paper will address, including a clear description of the methods and epistemologies of one or more academic discipline.
Are these the same criteria as for a Concurrent Session?
No, the process and requirements for Scholarly Papers are different and separate than for Concurrent Sessions. If you would like to be considered for a concurrent session (if your proposal for a scholarly paper is not accepted, for example) you must submit a separate proposal through that process, using the same title. Please note:
- If the paper is accepted as a Scholarly Paper, it would not be presented as a Concurrent Session presentation.
- If the paper is not accepted as a Scholarly Paper, it may be accepted for a Concurrent Session presentation.