CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
 
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There is a “Rolling Review & Acceptance” for all submitted abstracts. You will receive notification of your abstract's status from the WACE Secretariat within two weeks of you original submission.

We will be accepting abstracts (250 words; please see ABSTRACT SUBMISSION TAB for form & criteria) from the five following categories:

I) Refereed Paper*

II) Paper Presentation

III) Panel Session

IV) Workshop Session

V) Academic Salon (i.e. Roundtable Discussion)

As an additional option to the five above, we encourage interested delegates to bring a poster to display in a designated area during all three days of the World Conference, 8am-4pm on Wednesday & Thursday and 8am-12noon on Friday.

*Please note the earlier submission deadline for Refereed Papers in the below description. 

There will be no deadline extensions or exceptions for the Refereed Paper process.  Thank you.

 

I) Refereed Paper

Refereed Papers are those that are written with the intention of being published in an educational journal subsequent to the conference, and therefore the review of both their initial abstract and final paper will be conducted through a blind-review process.   Refereed Papers can be submitted as either a RESEARCH Paper (describing research into aspects of cooperative & work-integrated education) or a DISCUSSION Paper (review of relevant literature and/or discussion of innovative cooperative & work-integrated education practice or programs).  All Refereed Papers will be included in the online Conference Proceedings as such.  The online Conference Proceedings will contain an assigned ISSN.

Refereed Paper Guidelines:

Presentations will be scheduled in a 35 minute time slot, with indicatively 25 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of discussion.

If the abstract is accepted, a full paper (minimum of six 400 word double-spaced pages and not exceeding twelve 400 word double-spaced pages, APA format; please see REFEREED PAPERS Tab on the conference webpage for detailed instructions) must be submitted no later than March 1, 2011 for the blind-review process, in which the paper will be critiqued by a team of international reviewers who will submit completed evaluation forms to the WACE Secretariat, which may contain recommendations for improvement (to be conveyed to author(s)). 

The paper submission may have several authors listed but only up to two presenters listed.

The acceptance of a paper after the refereeing process does not guarantee that it will be published by a journal.  Publication will be at the discretion of the journal of your choosing. 

Refereed Paper Deadlines:

September 1, 2010 – February 15, 2011: Abstract Submission Period (with rolling review & acceptance: early submissions are highly recommended)

By March 1, 2011: All FULL Refereed Papers Due

By April 1, 2011: All Refereed Paper Authors will Receive Comments

By May 1, 2011: All Refereed Paper Authors Must Register to be included in Program

By June 1, 2011: OPTIONAL – Submit Revised Refereed Papers for publication in online Conference Proceedings

 

II) Paper Presentation (formerly referred to as “Reviewed Paper Session”)

Paper presentations are those that are written without the intention of being published in an educational journal and feature research of the author(s) or a discussion relevant to cooperative & work-integrated education.  The initial abstract submission must be accepted before a full paper can be optionally submitted for inclusion in the online Conference Proceedings.  The full paper will not undergo a blind review process and will rather be included in the online Conference Proceedings as a Paper Presentation.

Paper Presentation Guidelines:

Presentations will be scheduled in a 35 minute time slot, with indicatively 25 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of discussion.

If the abstract is accepted, an optional full paper (not exceeding ten 400 word double-spaced pages) can be submitted by the due date listed below to be included in the Conference Proceedings.

The paper submission may have several authors listed but only up to two presenters listed.

Paper Presentation Deadlines:

September 1, 2010 – March 1, 2011: Abstract Submission Period

(with rolling review & acceptance: early submissions are highly recommended)

By May 1, 2011: All Paper Authors Must Register to be included in Program

By June 1, 2011: All full OPTIONAL Papers Due to be included in online Conference Proceedings

 

III) Panel Session

Panel Sessions must have at least three panelists and a prepared presentation.  Such abstract proposals should be submitted by the designated Panel Host, who should explain the purpose of the panel, who the panel members are, and what they will present. 

Panel Session Guidelines:

Panel Sessions will be scheduled for an hour and a half slot, with indicatively 60-75 minutes for the panel and 15-30 minutes for discussion. 

A Full Paper Should NOT be submitted for a Panel Session.

Panel Session Deadlines:

September 1, 2010 – March 1, 2011: Abstract Submission Period

(with rolling review & acceptance: early submissions are highly recommended)

By May 1, 2011: All Panelists Must Register to be included in Program

 

IV) Workshop Session

Workshop Sessions are to be interactive sessions during which there are intermittent discussions and Q&A periods throughout the allotted timeslot.   Workshop facilitators are encouraged to bring handouts, use flipcharts, use Power Point slides, create small group discussion, etc. to facilitate discussion and interaction within the group.

Workshop Session Guidelines:

Workshop Sessions will be scheduled for an hour and a half slot, with intermittent discussion throughout.

A Full Paper Should NOT be submitted for a Workshop Session.

Workshop Session Deadlines:

September 1, 2010 – March 1, 2011: Abstract Submission Period

(with rolling review & acceptance: early submissions are highly recommended)

By May 1, 2011: All Workshop Facilitators Must Register to be included in Program

 

V) Academic Salon (i.e. Roundtable Discussion)

This discussion-based, roundtable format session is adopted from WACE’s Eighth International Symposium in Graz, Austria.  Academic Salon presenters should select one of the four topics listed below around which to focus his/her session and should be prepared for an interactive, discussion-based session with no formal presentation of his/her paper.   Academic Salon presenters are encouraged to bring handouts, use flipcharts, and to not bring copies of a formal paper.  The Academic Salon presenter should both share and gain information during this session. 

(Please see ABSTRACT SUBMISSION Form to select topic.)  Academic Salon presenters will be paired with one, two, or three other presenters of the same topic. 

Academic Salon (i.e. Roundtable Discussion) Topics:

1) Research related to Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education

2) Internationalization & Globalization of Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education Programs

3) Innovative Partnership Models for Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education Programs

4) Innovative Pedagogical Models for Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education Programs

Academic Salon (i.e. Roundtable Discussion) Guidelines:

Academic Salons will be scheduled for an hour and a half slot with intermittent presentation and discussion.  Please keep in mind that this hour and a half time slot will be shared by two or three other presenters.

  • No PowerPoint presentations are allowed for this session type.
  • A Full Paper Should NOT be submitted for an Academic Salon Session.

Academic Salon (i.e. Roundtable Discussion) Deadlines:

September 1, 2010 – March 1, 2011: Abstract Submission Period

(with rolling review & acceptance: early submissions are highly recommended)

By May 1, 2011: All Academic Salon Leaders Must Register to be included in Program