Academics and Collegiate Culture

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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. 




2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01 Sept-21 Submissions Open 
21 Jan-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
11 Feb-22 Early Bird Registration Ends
12 Feb-22 Regular Registration Begins
01 Mar-22 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
01 Apr-22 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
April 13-16, 2022

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.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee.   

The last day for all refunds is February 20, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Area chairs

Arlene Caney