College & University Faculty Assembly
of the National Council for the Social Studies
2022 Annual Conference
Revolution: A Responsibility to See, Act, and Dream
November 30-December, 2022 • Philadelphia, PA
Due to the ongoing pandemic, please be mindful of changes that could take place in the conference.
Please read the full 2022 Call for Proposals before submitting.
This year’s program will include individual papers, roundtables, symposia, contemporary issues dialogues (CIDs), collaborative initiative sessions (CISs), and research-into-practice (RIP) sessions, and for the first time, story circles as an alternative to a traditional paper session. We also plan to have featured speakers, pre-conference workshops, and unconference spaces throughout the conference. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this is all subject to change.
As the number of submissions to CUFA has increased in recent years, we are continuing two changes that were implemented for the past two years. First, in order to ensure a range of presenters and diverse voices across the CUFA program, we are limiting individuals to three accepted presentations (not including serving as discussant and/or chair). Individuals may submit multiple papers, symposia, and other proposals; however, those who have more than three accepted proposals will be notified and asked to determine which three proposals they wish to present by June 7. Second, similar to the submission process for NCSS, proposals must indicate one of the CUFA conference sub themes with which the submission most closely aligns: Revolution: A Responsibility to See, Act, and Dream.
The submission deadline for all proposals is extended to 11:59 pm Hawaiian Standard Time, Sunday, March 20, 2022. No submissions will be accepted after that date.
Presenters in this year’s conference will be asked to abide by norms such as those developed at the 2020 CUFA conference.
- Enter as a listener, learner, and inquirer
- Share the microphone, limit interruptions, and move up/move back when needed
- Speak from your own experience and do not dismiss the experience of others
- Don’t assume identity and don’t ask individuals to speak for their (perceived) social group
- Recognize and acknowledge the difference between intent and impact
- Be accountable for how your words and actions impact others
- Disagreement and discomfort are important; stay in the conversation, even when it is uncomfortable
- Provide feedback that stretches thinking instead of diminishing experiences and perspectives
- Be mentally and physically present in public and private sessions
- Practice self-care
Proposal Format and Instructions
All proposals are due March 20, 2022 by 11:59 pm HST. Please fill out the electronic submission form and upload your proposal using the online submission form. To preserve the integrity of the peer review process, please do not include the names or affiliations of authors and presenters in the proposal document. To erase metadata in Word, go to File > Properties > Summary and erase authorship metadata. The Program Chairs reserve the right to disqualify submissions in which authors' identifying information is revealed. The Program Chairs also receive the right to disqualify published or previously presented work. In addition to completing the online proposal submission form, presenters must provide a PDF or Microsoft Word-compatible document that adheres to the guidelines described below. All submissions should omit identifying information for review. File upload limit through this form is 30MB. If accepted, final papers should be limited to 8,000 words, including references, and are due to discussants by October 29, 2022.
Support for conference travel and attendance is typically offered by the Scholars of Color Faculty Forum (SoCF), the Small Colleges and Universities Faculty Forum (SCUFF), and the Graduate Forum. Calls for travel grant applications are contingent upon available funding and are issued by each forum several months prior to the conference. These calls will be posted on the unofficial conference website and on social media once they are available.
Please use the official conference hashtag #CUFA22 and follow @CUFANCSS on Twitter. The unofficial conference website, https://sites.google.com/view/cufa2022, has information about the call for proposals, awards, travel grants, and a special section for graduate students. This unofficial conference website will be updated regularly as the conference approaches, and updates will also be posted on the CUFA Facebook page. For general information about CUFA, visit the official website at cufa.socialstudies.org.
Questions & Inquiries
Conference themes are designed to create cohesion among disparate, and oftentimes siloed, participants and presentations. We urge potential presenters to consider how their work might align with one of the conference subthemes, so that presentations and presenters might be organized in more powerful conversation with each other, within and across disciplines and areas of study. The subtheme questions and provocations are not required topics, but are intended to guide authors to consider common threads that may push the field of social studies education and research forward. Not all proposals will fit neatly within a single subtheme and we hope that you may consider new areas and audiences that might benefit from your scholarship. Please direct any questions about the call for proposals, proposal submission process, and reviewer sign-up process to the CUFA Program Chairs (Drs. Natasha Murray-Everett, Tommy Ender, and Ryan Oto) at firstname.lastname@example.org.