Assignment #1 - Conference Paper and Presentation

Due Date:

Value: 25 points total


Step 1 - September 6 (Part 1)
Students will post a topic and abstract for the conference paper. The selected topic must be related to the course topic. The instructor will approve proposals.

Step 2a - September 13 (Part 2)
Students will write a 3 page conference paper on the accepted topic . Use AACE SITE guidelines. References are in APA format. Further information about how to write academic papers for conference can be found here. The draft paper will be posted to the moodle by the date specified.

Step 2b - September 13 (Part 2)
Students will present a brief 5 min or less oral overview (i.e. no power points) on the draft paper.

Step 3 - September 27 (Part 3)
Each student will read and review all other student papers. Students will do a complete review, provide suggested edits, and constructive criticism on each conference paper. Details to be provided on the review process.

Step 4 - October 11 (Part 4)
Students will then rewrite paper based on reviews and submit a final version of the paper.

Step 5 - October 11 (Part 4)
Student will make a formal conference presentation (10-15mins) of the paper in class. If you have never made a conference paper presentation, then this paper by James D. Whiteside II might be helpful.

Step 6 - October 21 (Optional)
Submit your conference paper to the AACE SITE Conference.


The purpose of this assignment is to have the student focus on an area of interest related to the course topic as well as be able to create and receive feedback on a conference paper that could be submitted. This assignment will also allow students to build portflio materials.