Submit your research to the 2023 NASPA Annual Conference

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Greetings from the Scholarly Papers/Faculty Programs subcommittee for the 2023 NASPA Annual Conference! We invite you to submit a scholarly paper and/or sign up to be a submission reviewer.

What are scholarly paper sessions? These sessions give presenters the opportunity to share innovative findings and conceptual arguments in the form of Scholarly Papers. These papers are peer-reviewed and are assigned a discussant prior to the conference. Each 50-minute session will have two to three scholars present their paper and will include comments from a discussant to whom presenters submit their manuscript ahead of the conference, as well as a facilitated question and answer session. Learn more here: ​​

Why submit a proposal for scholarly paper sessions? NASPA provides a wonderful opportunity for faculty, graduate students, and/or practitioners to present innovative research or conceptual thinking and a time for discussion and exploration to bridge the theory-to-practice divide. Presenters have the opportunity to share knowledge and learn from others who are oftentimes engaging in the day-to-day work on college campuses and beyond.

Who can submit for scholarly paper sessions and when is the deadline? Anyone can! The deadline to do so is September 6 and proposal submission information can be found here:

Who can review scholarly papers sessions? Those who hold a terminal degree can sign up to be a reviewer for scholarly paper sessions. First you want to create a Reviewer Profile. AFTER you complete your profile, fill out the program types and simply indicate that you would like to review scholarly paper sessions and will be directed to specific questions for these sessions from there. The deadline to sign up is also September 6.

Interested in being a discussant? Complete the interest form that can be found here:

If you have any questions, feel free to email the Scholarly Papers/Faculty Program lead for the annual conference, Danielle DeSawal at