BEA2020 Special Topics Calls

BEA2020 Special Topics Calls
All “special topics” should be submitted through All Academic.  To submit, follow the guidelines on the BEA2020 paper call and follow links to the interest divisions/areas of interest.  All deadlines are extended to December 3, 2019.

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 2020 Assessment Boot Camp team please submit a 250-word abstract.

Scriptwriting Division Show Bibles Competition

A series bible for a television show that includes the following:

A one-page pitch (1 page)

Series Overview & Format (1-2 pages)

  • Necessary backstory to explain the story world, previous happenings that explain the current situation, location descriptions, etc.)
  • How will the story unfold?
  • Explain unique storytelling, or series structure
  • Explain best outlet for series (channel, streaming service, etc.)

Character breakdowns (2-4 pages)

  • not just physical descriptions but the character’s inner landscape
  • A short paragraph about who each person is, what he or she wants, and what this person will do to get it
  • How do their wants/needs relate to the plot/theme of the show

Detailed pilot episode story outline/treatment (10-12 pages)

  • Scene by scene description of what happens
  • Character arcs explained
  • Plot explained in detail

Episode list with short synopses (3-5 pages)

  • Brief summary of each first-season episode including title and basic description for each episode
  • Focus this on the character arc, not simply the plot.

A short summary of seasons two through five (1-2 pages)

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 2020 … 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.