2017 WSKW Conference October 11-13 Harrah's in Reno, Nevada Theme: Scholarship of Engagement: Crossroads of Teaching, Research, and Service Deadline for all submissions is June 15, 2017
Submitting a Proposal
Submissions are done online. Use the URL below to submit your contact information and a 250-word abstract of your proposed presentation.
Note: Please do not use this link for young scholar award papers – see young scholar information further down the page.
If you have any questions, contact our conference coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Lecture-Style (20 minute & 50 minute sessions); for original research; projector & VGA cable provided. Faculty must bring their own laptop (and VGA conversion cable if needed).
- Poster Presentation (50-minute session); for original research; will be mounted on the wall; pushpins provided. Faculty should arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of their session to set up. Links to free poster templates:
- Round Table (or panel) Discussion (20 minute & 50-minute sessions); for facilitated discussion of an issue; projector & VGA cable provided. Faculty must bring their own laptop (and VGA conversion cable if needed).
Young Scholar Award
A call for papers from young scholars is made annually by WSKW. Submitted papers (5-7 pages) are reviewed and award winners are selected. The paper can be issue-based (e.g., white paper) or original research. Time is allotted during the conference for selected young scholars to present their papers. Please use the link above to submit (by June 15th) your contact information, paper (one document in pdf format), and an abridged Curriculum Vita (maximum 3 pages) in PDF format that highlights your research, teaching, and service activities.
Evaluation of the Young Scholar Papers are based upon scholarly content, organization, and pertinence to the profession.
- Manuscript guidelines
Follow current edition of APA manual.
- The paper should be 5-7 pages in length excluding the title page, abstract and references. Contents: Cover page, Abstract (250 words max), Paper, References. Figures and/or graphs should appear in the body of the paper.
- The Title Page includes: (1) Title of paper, (2) Name of Author, (3) Author affiliation, (4) Date of submission, Author contact information (Name, address, phone, e-mail), and (5) Statement that indicates the research is original, the paper has not been published elsewhere (published abstracts are excluded), and the author is a non-tenured faculty member at the stated institution.
Order and Headings for Data-driven Manuscript: Title page, Abstract page, and manuscript: (a) Introduction, (b) Methodology, (c) Results, (d) Conclusions/Implications, (e) References.
Order and Headings for Non Data-driven Manuscript: Title page, Abstract page, and manuscript: (a) Introduction, (b) Relevant headings that reflect the paper, (c) Conclusions/Implications, (d) References
Check here for additional information about the Art Broten Young Scholar Award.
To nominate a colleague for the young scholar Award, send the information below to our conference coordinator. The coordinator will contact the person you nominate and invite them to submit a paper for award consideration.
Name of the faculty member you are nominating:
College/University the nominee is from:
Nominee’s area of expertise:
E-mail address for the nominee:
Questions? Contact our young scholar award coordinator or our conference coordinator:
No. While we are certainly seeking theme-related presentations, WSKW has always provided a venue for faculty from all disciplines to present their work. Conference attendees then have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of issues beyond their own specific area of expertise.
We plan to do our best to get word back by July 15th to those who submit proposals.
Faculty selected to receive the young scholar award are invited to submit the paper they presented for review. The process is as follows:
1. After young scholar awardees present at the conference, the journal editor contacts each and invites them to submit their paper (or an expanded version) for review.
2. Young scholar awardees then either submit a paper or decline the invitation to submit a paper.
3. If a young scholar awardee submits a paper then it gets reviewed like any other submission and the editor, following review of the paper can accept, accept with revisions, or reject.
A hot topic is a tag attached to a presentation. It can be discipline-specific or related to the conference theme. Each discipline has issues that emerge and recede over time. If your work is related to a current hot topic in your field or is a theme-related hot topic, be sure to note that when you fill out the online submission form.