In order to be eligible, the faculty submission should be an original research paper that investigates a topic from an empirical or theoretical perspective and meets the criteria of the call for conference submissions. The paper should focus on challenging a theory, the development of a new theory, or the modification of a current theory. An abstract is sufficient on or before February 13th of the conference year. The recipient will be chosen in the first year of the award (2010) by a committee consisting of Joyce Ferguson and the current and previous conference planner. In the second year, the committee will consist of Joyce Ferguson, the conference planner, and the previous winner. In the third and subsequent years, the committee will consist of the conference planner and the winners from the two previous years.
The complete paper must be e-mailed as a Word attachment to the conference organizer by the date announced in the call for papers. The subject line should read: “NACC Faculty Paper Competition.” To ensure an anonymous review process, the document (body of paper and abstract) cannot include the author’s name or affiliation. Information that in any way identifies the presenter or her/his affiliation may disqualify the proposal from consideration. A separate cover page should include the following: name, university/college, address, phone number, and e-mail address.