BEA2019 Special Topics Calls

BEA2019 Special Topics Calls
All “special topics” should be submitted through All Academic.  To submit, follow the guidelines on the BEA2019 paper call and follow links to the interest divisions/areas of interest.  All deadlines are December 1, 2018.

Assessment Boot Camp Call: Assessment Research & Ideas
We are looking for scholar-teachers to share their best assessment ideas and research on programmatic assessment, classroom assessment in higher education, or programmatic accreditation. If you’d like to be part of the 2019 Assessment Boot Camp team please submit a 250-word abstract.

News Division: Beyond Broadcast Power Panel
Our organization is based in Broadcast, but changes in audiences, producers and consumption are moving us past that singular designation. At BEA 2019, the News Division will host the Beyond Broadcast power panel. How do we as teachers and as professionals teach students the wide range of production, in all the ways of distribution? What is the future of broadcast, of television and of production? We welcome submissions from all divisions and interest groups to examine the future.  Submissions for “Beyond Broadcast” can be papers or panels.

Religion & Media Interest Division Research Call: Awareness in Reporting – Religion
BEA is calling for research that provides insight into and explores issues related to religion reporting. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) have begun initiatives to provide local radio and television newsrooms with guidelines and recommendations for Reporting on Religion and/or religious oriented content, which are often very sensitive news stories. NAB’s and NABEF’s initiatives include an on-line tool kit and Awareness in Reporting website. Accepted research will be presented at BEA2019 and possibly included on the Awareness in Reporting website.

Service Learning & Community Engagement Division Case Study Competition
The newly implemented peer-reviewed Case Study Competition is meant to be an innovative parallel to the traditional scholarship that applicants submit for peer-review in the Debut or Open Research Paper Competition. It’s meant to offer a more scholarly destination for those who engage in Service-Learning and/or Community-Engaged Scholarship projects.

And it is a competition: The winner receives a $ TBD amount, and a TBD number of accepted submissions will comprise a top case-study panel at BEA 2019 … similar to what’s done with the top research papers. Moreover, some accepted may not “make it” into the panel, but the reviewers may opt to include it as part of the Scholar-To-Scholar poster session.

Any/All applicants who wish to submit their SL&CE case study for peer review should compose it and plan to structure it in accordance to the predetermined guidelines. These guidelines blend the categories utilized for the Research Paper Competition with those used in the review stages of the “Journal of Media Education” creative-scholarship issue.