2017 Knowledge Without Boundaries Annual Research Symposium

2017 Knowledge Without Boundaries Annual Research Symposium

Call Status

Soliciting Interest

Deadline for Participation

Monday, April 10, 2017 (All day)


The mission of Knowledge Without Boundaries is to provide opportunities that enable University of Phoenix faculty, students, and alumni, to develop and achieve their professional research and scholarship goals and, through scholarly leadership, improve the performance of the organizations and communities they serve. The annual research symposium is a continuation of this mission and it upholds the intended vision to encourage the formation of communities of scholarship for University Phoenix faculty, students, and alumni.

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Submitting Your Proposal

We encourage submissions from all content areas related to the research agendas of the Research Centers and research, action research, and best practices around teaching and learning stemming from Communities of Scholarship at local campuses. Proposals will be accepted from Research Center affiliates (faculty, students, and alumni) and from campus-based communities of scholarship. Presentation proposals are being solicited under FOUR tracks:

  1. Research Papers - Share the results of a qualitative and/or quantitative research study related to the research agendas of the Research Centers, grant funded projects supported by the Office of Scholarship Support, or campus based research. This would include Research Fellowship funded projects.  
  2. Innovative Practice Papers - Provide the opportunity for discussions of a project, program, or practice tool/strategy related to the research agendas of the Research Centers or action research conducted by faculty/students/alumni at local campuses.
  3. Practitioner Workshops - Provide the opportunity for a longer (60 minutes), more in-depth experience and active participation around an innovative educational practice or teaching and learning tool. We are particularly interested in workshops that encourage and support scholarship.
  4. Practice and Research Posters - Professional quality posters outlining either innovative practice or research relevant to campus based research (Best of Boyer).

Preparing Your Submission / Formatting

  • Proposals should be prepared in MS Word (DOC or DOCX) or Adobe (PDF) format
  • So that proposals can be blind reviewed, author-identifying information (name of author, name of institution) is not to appear within the proposal document or in the saved file name.
  • Please save files as: Type_Keyword_KWBRS17 (e.g. Reserachpaper_EducationalTechnology_KWBRS17.doc or Workshop_WritingforPublication_KWBRS17.pdf)
  • Use Times New Roman 12‐pt font
  • Set all margins at 1”
  • Single-space the proposal but double-space between paragraphs, headings and text, tables, etc.
  • Tables and figures should be inserted into the manuscript/proposal of the text at or near first mention of the table or figure in the manuscript/proposal
  • Center and bold section headings
  • Proposals are limited to one page plus references. Proposals exceeding the page limitations will not be accepted.
  • Use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) for all references and citations.  


Final Submission Deadline:

Monday, April 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST

To allow time for full peer reviews of the proposals, this deadline will be fixed.


Proposals are to be submitted electronically via Knowledge.WithoutBoundaries@phoenix.edu. In the subject line write KWBA proposal.

Review & Follow-Up

Reviews: A committee of scholars and practitioners will blind-review all qualified entries.

Travel cost: to include airfare, hotel and meals will be covered for all accepted proposals for presentation.

Acceptance: Proposal authors will be notified of acceptance decisions no later than May 8, 2017

For general questions regarding this call, please contact Knowledge.WithoutBoundaries@phoenix.edu.