What is the format for a scholarly paper session at the NACADA Annual Conference?
A single hour-long conference session includes 2 “scholarly paper presentations” around a common topic, with a discussant who moderates the session, having already read the manuscripts. Each paper’s author(s) 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 around the 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.
Benefits to presenting a scholarly paper at the NACADA Annual Conference:
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:
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:
How will the scholarly paper proposals be evaluated?
Proposal readers will assess the submission on the following criteria:
What are the expectations if my scholarly paper is accepted?
Scholarly Papers must be presented in person at the NACADA Annual Conference (if the conference has an in-person component). Authors must register for the conference and plan to attend in person.
The final manuscript must be uploaded by September 1, 2023 (detailed information will be sent to authors upon acceptance). This gives the discussants ample opportunity to read their assigned papers deeply in order to prepare their analysis, comments, and feedback. Final papers should be no longer than 30 double-spaced pages (excluding references, tables, and appendices).
“No Paper, No Podium” Policy: Failure to upload a full manuscript by the September 1, 2023 deadline will result in removal from the NACADA Annual Conference program.
For more information please contact Wendy Troxel, Director, NACADA Center for Research at KSU.