NCAA Scholarly Colloquium on
Call for Papers
“NCAA Academic Reform: Progress, Problems, and Prospects”
The Fifth Annual Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics
In Conjunction with the NCAA Annual Convention
January 10-11, 2012
The fifth annual Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics will be held on
January 10-11, 2012, in conjunction with the NCAA Annual Convention in Indianapolis,
IN. The theme for this year’s colloquium is “NCAA Academic Reform: Progress,
Problems, and Prospects.” The conference will feature keynote speakers, two formal
reactions to each keynote, and concurrent sessions of oral presentations and a poster
Keynote speakers include (as of this writing): Walt Harrison [President, University
of Hartford], Michael Oriard [Professor of English and Associate Dean, Oregon
State University], Todd Petr [Director of Research, NCAA]. Other invited speakers
include Tom Paskus [Principal Research Scientist, NCAA] and Jack McArdle [NCAA
Consultant, University of Southern California].
This is an invitation to other scholars to submit papers for consideration for the
contributed papers portion of the Colloquium. Paper proposals should deal closely
with issues related to the conference theme of “NCAA Academic Reform: Progress,
Problems, and Prospects.” Papers may highlight scholarship from the sciences, social
sciences, economics, humanities, or any number of professional fields that are either
directly or indirectly related to intercollegiate athletics.
Abstract Format & Submission Guidelines
To be considered for the refereed paper and poster sessions, authors must submit a 500-
600 word abstract which conforms to the following format:
• Line 1: type of session (20-minute oral or poster presentation)
• Line 2: three to four keywords
• Line 3: author(s) and institution(s) names (centered on page)
• Line 4: presentation title (centered on page)
• Line 5: blank
• Line 6 to end: text of abstract
Review Process: Papers will be subject to a blind multi-person peer review process.
Submissions will be reviewed using the following criteria: relevance or significance
of topic to Colloquium theme, appropriate methodology, reliance on relevant literature,
clarity of analysis, summary of results, conclusions, and/or implications.
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 1, 2011
Notification: Individuals will be notified of the results of the review process in early
Submissions should be sent to: Ellen J. Staurowsky at firstname.lastname@example.org and copied
to Scott Kretchmar at email@example.com and Janet Fink at firstname.lastname@example.org.