2021 Research Summit Proposals Call



2021 KWB Annual Research Symposium (virtual)
Theme: Exploring the Nexus of Change in Diversity, Education & Leadership
Join Us August 12th-14th, 2021 
Deadline for submissions: Friday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59 (Arizona) *Deadline may be extended upon reiew if needed
Description: As the world grapples with a pandemic, civil unrest, global strife, and environmental devastation, we invite our community of higher education scholars to focus on the most prominent topics engaging our theme this year regarding the Nexus of Change in Diversity, Education, and Leadership for 2021. The mission of Knowledge Without Boundaries (KWB) 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 2021 KWB Annual Research Conference is a continuation of this mission and it upholds the intended vision to encourage the formation of communities of scholarship.
Who May Apply?
Faculty, staff, students and alumni are eligible to apply. 
Call for Proposals
We encourage submissions from all content areas based upon a bonafide research study, conceptual pieces, and best practices in teaching and industry. Proposals for individual presentations are open to all University of Phoenix faculty, students, and alumni in good standing and are judged based on originality, how it aligns to the literature, and overall rigor and merit.
Presentation proposals are being solicited under two tracks:
Research - Share the results of a qualitative and/or quantitative research. 
Innovative Practice - Provide the opportunity for discussions of a project, program, conceptual piece, best practice tool/strategy tied to education or industry.
Review Process
A committee of scholars and practitioners will blind-review all qualified entries. So that proposals can be blind reviewed, author-identifying information (name of the author, name of institution) should not appear in the proposal document or in the saved file name.
Session Structure
Each accepted presentation is15 minutes in length and will be grouped, by topic, into a moderated session.
Preparing Your Submission
All proposals must contain the following:
Title: No longer than 15 words
Short Abstract: 75 to 100 words
Long Abstract: 500 to 750 words
Proposals that do not meet these initial word limitation criteria will be disqualified. If accepted, at least one presenter must be on-hand to present in the virtual format for the abstract to be permanently published in the final program book. 
Please follow the guidelines below when formatting and submitting your proposal:
• Proposals should be prepared in MS Word (DOC or DOCX) or Adobe (PDF) format
• Please save files as: Type_Keyword_KWBRS21 
(Example: Reserachpaper_Management_KWBRS21)
• Use Times New Roman, 12‐pt font
• Remove all author-identifying information
• 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 the first mention of the table or figure in the manuscript/proposal
• Center and bold section headings
• Use the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (7th edition) for all references and citations.
All completed proposals should be submitted through InfoReady.
Additional Information
For general questions regarding this call, please contact Rodney Luster at us at Participants may be included in a maximum of three proposals total regardless of role (e.g., presenter, co-presenter). Proposal authors will be notified of acceptance decisions no later than Thursday, June 18th, 2021.