Academics and Collegiate Culture

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Call for papers: 

Academics and Collegiate Culture




Boston Marriot Copley Place Wednesday, June 2 to Saturday June 5, 2021


 Come join some of the best academics and working professionals in Boston, 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

12-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
15-Oct-22 Early Bird Registration Begins
16-Nov-20 Deadline for Proposals and Endowment Grant Applications
31-Dec-20 Early Bird Registration Ends
01-Jan-21 Regular Registration Begins
31-Jan-21 Regular Registration Ends
01-Feb-21 Late Registration Begins
01-Feb-21  Preliminary Schedule Available
28-Feb-21 Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
01-Mar-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference

June 2-5, 2021 

National Conference in Boston


All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully registered for the conference.

Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 31: 100% refund
Requested by Feb 7: 75% refund
Requested by Feb 14: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 21: 25% refund
After Feb. 28: 0% refund

Membership fees are non-refundable.