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  • CAN ANYONE HEAR ME?

    Interdisciplinary Research/Practice in a Changing Communication Landscape
     

    CONFERENCE 

    NEW YORK CITY – March 28, 2014 

    LaGuardia Community College
    31-10 Thomson Avenue
    Long Island City, N.Y. 11101
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    Registration: E Building Main Entrance Lobby
    Breakfast and Opening Session: Room  E 111


    Can Anyone Hear Me? is an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Communication Studies Program of the LaGuardia Community College Humanities Dept. in conjunction with the City University of New York’s League of Active Speech Professors –CLASP. 


    The purpose of the conference is to showcase current research and practice in the field of communication studies with a focus on the intersections of communication studies and other disciplines and to promote dialogue around the changing landscape of communication and communication studies.

    Proposals from all disciplines are welcome; the conference has a special interest in proposals that focus on the intersections of STEM & Communication Studies, Social Science Research & Communication Studies, Critical Theory, and Innovative Pedagogies.

    Both faculty and student proposals are invited, and submitters should identify which one of the following four conference “tracks” their proposal most closely pertains.
     

  •  TRACK 1. Oral Communication Across the Curriculum
    This track includes pedagogical ideas for the way in which communication skills are taught in all academic disciplines. In a digital age, how does communication bridge the gap between new technologies and traditional approaches? In an employment climate that highly values effective communication skills, how are these skills taught in the college classroom? Ideas in progress are encouraged.
     TRACK 2. Assessing Oral Communication
    This track includes pedagogical strategies and approaches to assessing the mastering of a variety of communication skills, including but not limited to: non-verbal communication, small group communication, marketing yourself in a digital age, public speaking, film and radio production, voice and diction, interpersonal communication, oral interpretation, argumentation and debate and intercultural competence.
     TRACK 3. Research in Communication Studies, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
    This track highlights current research that relates to communication in some facet. This could include qualitative, quantitative or mixed method approaches. Ethnography, case study, critical cultural studies, narrative analysis, and phenomenological studies are particularly encouraged. Research in progress will also be considered.
     TRACK 4. Student Presentations
    Students are encouraged to propose poster presentations or papers related to any field of Communication Studies. Both graduate and undergraduate proposals will be considered.
     Guidelines for Submitting Proposals
    Submit a two to three page proposal, not to exceed 1,500 words. State the paper title at the top of the first page and identify your paper as (a) pedagogical (b) assessment (c) research (d) or student poster presentation. Remove all identifying information from the paper. Should a group of scholars desire to submit a symposium, the same proposal format applies. Indicate somewhere in the proposal the submitter’s presentation format preference: panel, roundtable, symposium, workshop or poster presentation (only students will be assigned to poster sessions). (Conference organizers reserve the right to place proposals in appropriate formats.) Any paper proposal extending beyond three pages (including references) will be excluded from consideration. All Proposals will be peer reviewed by a multi-disciplinary group of Communication Studies faculty and select faculty from other disciplines.

    Pedagogical and Assessment paper proposals should address:

    • Who is the target audience for this approach?
    • What are the goals and theory behind the instructional or assessment approach?
    • How will the session be structured so as to optimize audience participation?
    • What are the strengths and limitations to this approach?

    Research paper proposals should adequately describe:

    • Purpose of the study. What does the study contribute?
    • Perspective or theoretical framework including relevant literature.
    • Research design (including rationale for choice of methodology, research questions, modes of data collection, and means of analysis).
    • Findings and conclusions.
    • Implications for adult education theory and practice.


    Student Poster Presentations:
    • Is this a research project, class assignment or experiential learning experience?
    • What were the goals of the project?
    • How is the project related to current Communication Studies theory?
    • How will you utilize a poster or technological format?


    Deadline for submission is December 1, 2014. All submissions must be deposited online.

    Notification of Acceptance


    Authors whose proposals are accepted will be notified by late December 2013. At that time, details on format, timeframe and a preliminary schedule for the conference will be posted. Papers will be assigned to either: symposium, workshop, panel, roundtable or poster sessions (only student papers will be assigned to poster sessions).

    Conference Location

    LaGuardia Community College – City University of New York
    31-10 Thomson Avenue
    Long Island City, New York 11101
    www.laguardia.edu
     Keynote Speaker
    Dr. Julia Wood is a leading scholar in the field of communication studies and former faculty member at North Carolina University at Chapel Hill. She has published 25 books, and over 100 articles and book chapters. She has received numerous national and international awards for both her teaching and scholarship and held two distinguished chairs at the UNC: The Lineberger Professorship of Humanities and the Royster Professorship of Graduate Education. In June of 2012, she resigned from the UNC after 37 years but continues to conduct research on interpersonal, gender, and intercultural communication.
     Conference Steering Committee
    Erika Heppner

    Louis Lucca

    Joni Schwartz

    Patricia Sokolski

    Shaunee Wallace

    Technical Consultant
    Jetmir Troshani
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    Sponsored by the Communication Studies Program of the LaGuardia Community College Humanities Dept. in conjunction with the City University of New York’s League of Active Speech Professors –CLASP

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