Friday, February 28, 2020 – 10 am to 3pm
We will begin reviewing Research Symposiums Proposals on January 14th with notifications of acceptance going out January 18th. However we will be accepting proposals until January 24th, 2020.

The Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) will host its first research symposium during a day-long, pre-conference meeting involving researchers and participants who are interested in exploring community college baccalaureate (CCB) degrees. With growth in the number of states authorizing community college baccalaureate degrees there has been a considerable increase in scholarly research on these degrees.

Researchers are welcome to submit presentation proposals on studies including (but not limited to):

  • how CCB degree programs work and who enrolls in them
  • how CCB completions and outcomes compare to the outcomes of students attending comparable degree programs conferred by four-year institutions
  • labor market outcomes of CCB degrees and how employers perceive of CCB programs and graduates

We encourage CCBA members and affiliates to be thoughtful about the future of CCB degrees and how their research may contribute to future developments.

Conference Format:
While we anticipate most of the symposium to feature 20-30-minute research presentations the CCBA may invite some authors to present a roundtable or poster session in order to involve as many qualified presenters as possible.

Submission Requirements:

  • Contact information for author(s) including name, title, affiliation(s)
  • Descriptive title
  • Three keywords
  • Research abstract (maximum: 50 words)
  • Proposal, NOT including tables, figures, and references (maximum: 1000 words) should include: study purpose, theoretical framework, methodology, results, conclusions, and educational implications.
  • Complete and submit submission form by January 7, 2020

Submission Review Process:

  • CCBA members will blindly review each proposal based on the following criteria:
  • educational or scholarly significance
  • perspective or theoretical framework
  • methodology rigor and appropriateness
  • clarity of findings
  • appeal to CCBA membership

Selected presenters will be notified by January 21, 2020 with more details about the symposium agenda and timeline.

Cost $75.00 (lunch provided)
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