Academics and Collegiate Culture

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Call for papers: 

Academics and Collegiate Culture




 June 2 to Saturday June 5, 2021



We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers.

Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.

Presentations should not exceed 17 minutes. Working professionals, scholars, educators, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit. Undergraduate students may submit in a panel or session with their professor.

Proposals which look at aspects of Collegiate Culture and Teaching (Academics) in relation to popular culture are welcomed.


Possible themes for papers/panels include but are not restricted to:

Early/ Late Career Reflections, Online Teaching Innovations, Canvas/Zoom and the Online Classroom, Alternate Plans for College Clubs/Activities Under Covid-19, Administrative Concerns, General Collegiate Concerns, Faculty Contracts and Teaching Responsibilities.



Panel proposals of 4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged. Please contact the Area chair and include the following: Panel Title Name and contact information for the Panel Chair Titles and abstracts of each paper Contact information for each presenter. 


All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference. 



2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

13-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
28-Feb-28 Deadline for Proposals
10-Apr-21 Presenter Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
11-Apr-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference
15-Apr-21 Preliminary Schedule Available

June 2-5, 2021 

Virtual Conference


All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.  

The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2021. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.












Area chairs

Arlene Caney