2014 40th Annual Conference


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April 4-5, 2014
9am to 6pm (Friday)
9am to 1pm (Saturday)


Herndon, VA 20170

 Conference Overview

ECCSSA invites you to participate in the upcoming 2014 40th Annual conference of the Association devoted to continuing the dialogue on its past theme of ushering in a renaissance for the 21st century and rebuilding the infrastructure for the economy, education and development.  In 2012, ECCSSA called for discussion and research on challenges, visions and strategies to renew a fragmented society, nation and world. We called for a Great Renewal—remembrance and recapturing of the human spirit; rebuilding, revitalization, access, advancement and transformation. The discussion included: transformational governance and rebuilding of the nation's infrastructure; development of human potential and the creation of opportunities for growth and transformational paradigm shifts at all levels of social and public policy and higher education.

In our last roundtable in March 2013, ECCSSA called for proposals and research to usher in a renaissance similar to that of the 17th century—an age of intellectual enlightenment, visionary discoveries, productive thinking, strategies and models for implementation. The primary objective was aimed at defining a new framework for teaching and leadership; and, promotion and development of a creative class of learners, thinkers, and professionals.

For 2014, ECCSSA is calling for proposals for redesign of paradigms no longer working. This includes theoretical frameworks and constructs, models, strategies, and programs in all aspects of the social and behavioral sciences pertinent to society, nation and world.   Exploring models for redesign is not a new construct. Periodically, anomalies and unworkable strategies dictate the necessity for new resolutions, paradigms and scientific discoveries.

ECCSSA is calling for novel and unconventional scientific, revolutionary and innovative models —and not the reinvention of the same old constructs. We are looking for productive, divergent, innovative and creative thinkers who are developing or piloting new models for teaching, learning, human development, human service, public service, instructional technology, research, leadership; and, the promotion and advancement of a creative class of citizens.

It is likely that those scholars who may have a different perspective or have otherworldly visionary perspectives are not getting recognized for revolutionary--productive and scientific thinking outside of the ordinary sphere. Oftentimes, such novel perspectives that deviate from the norm are often discouraged. ECCSSA seeks proposals from creative visionary individuals that are empirically sound, scholarly, and based in science. This includes: frameworks for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration in all environments; the creation of adequate mechanisms and strategies for informing, educating and developing the public; as well as creating opportunities for growth for overlooked, underserved, and unrecognized populations.

ECCSSA calls for the exploration of deep thinking, new constructs, new interpretations, careful study, analysis and retranslation of important principles, knowledge and practice from the historical past and from current practice and experience.  Understanding the historical past helps us to improve, evolve and transform into higher order beings for the future—an ultimate purpose for our existence and sustainability. Being able to analyze the current state of affairs and climate as well as reflecting on the historical past helps us to resolve problems affecting us today and provides visionary insights and perspectives in preparation for future sustainability.  

ECCSSA invites you to join us in dialogue about models for redesign aimed at strengthening our nation and world. We invite social and behavioral scientists, interested graduate and undergraduate students, other professionals, and those in related fields. We are calling for submission of proposals for presentation of papers, research, applied practice, policy recommendations or models.  Conference presentation formats include individual, collaborative and panel discussions, roundtables and posters.  We also welcome poster presentations. Proposals will also be accepted for special pre- and post-conference sessions.

 Suggested Themes
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Some of the topics and themes relevant to this year’s conference include, but are not limited
to the following:

Historical Foundation

Lessons and Contributions from the Historical Past
Correcting History, Myths and Mistruths
Demythologizing Historical and Oppressive Heroes

Economic Reform

Overhauling the Current Economic System
Exploring the Call for a Resource-Based Economy
Knowledge Economy versus Money Economy
Creating Abundance vs. Scarcity
Eradicating Debt-Based Economic Systems
Improvement for the Public Good
Economic Inequality and Poverty

Political and Social Reform

Analysis of the American Political System
Eradication of Political Parties
Creation of Workable Coalitions
Redesign of the Political System
Redesigning Cities
Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusion
Inequality and Poverty
Law Enforcement, Criminal Behavior and Policy

Models for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Collaboration
Working in Collaborative Teams
Course Redesign
Innovative Approaches to Teaching
Design Models of the Flipped Classroom
Redesigning Learning
Authentic  Models of Learning and Assessment
Concepts and Strategies for E-Learning
Self-Directed Learning
Reincorporating Ethics in Teaching
Experiential and Community-Engaged Learning
Research Design, Methods, Practice, Dissemination and Participation

Creativity, Innovation and Discovery

Developing a Creative Class versus the Service Class
Support and Finance for the Creative
Creating Games that Teach
Enhancing Knowledge and Strategies on Creativity
Respecting Diversity and Divergent Thinking
The Role of Museums
The Role of the Arts, Music and Humanities
The Role of the Sciences

Psychological and Behavioral Sciences

Spiritual, Moral and Character Development
Models for Strengthening Mental Health and the Individual Psyche
Eradicating Mental Illness
Creating a Caring and Compassionate Culture
Elevating Consciousness and Awareness
The Role of Positive Psychology
Neuroscience and Brain Research
Advancing Psychological Science

Higher Education Policy

 Redefining Education
 Work and Workforce Redesign
 Redesigning Higher Education
 Curriculum Redesign
 Transformative Leadership
 Leadership Training and Development
 Faculty Evaluation Models
 Professional Development and Leadership Models
 Pedagogical Approaches to Faculty Development
 Models of Principled-Centered and Creative Leadership

Health Education, Health Prevention and Health Care

 New, Innovative and Workable Models for Health and Health Care
 Review of Healthcare Models from Europe and Canada
 Alternative Healing Therapies and Methods

Bridging the Three Cultures

 Bridging the 3 Cultures—Science, Religion and the Humanities
 Realistic Blueprints

Models for Media and Technology

 Effective Role and Use of Media to Educate and Inform
 Revamping Media Programs
 Transitional Themes for Television and Film Production
 Effective Use of Technology
 Effective Use of the Internet
 Online Learning Management Software Versus Discipline-related Comprehensive
        Educational Portals

Global Initiatives

 Achieving the Goal of Peace
 Conflict Resolution
 Global Models for a One World Community
 Building a Cultural Pluralistic Society and World
 A New World Order
 Models for Study Abroad
 Global Urbaneering
 The Global Scholar
 Collaboration Across Nations and Cultures
 Technology, Globalization and Student Learning
 Financing and Supporting Global Study and Travel

 Special Call for Student Presentations and Papers

ECCSSA traditionally and historically has been an organization that supports student scholarship. We strongly recommend Association members and teaching faculty to encourage student participation in the conference.
We encourage  graudate and undergraduate student submission of poster presentations and papers. Poster presentations will remain on display through the duration of the conference and students are asked to be present at their poster during morning breakfast and lunch. Guidelines for student and faculty papers and poster presentations can be found on the ECCSSA website at: www.eccssa.org.

For more information on the 2014 ECCSSA conference, please contact:
Dr. Rosalyn M. King, Chair, Board of Trustees at: roking@nvcc.edu or (703) 450-2629.

 Conference Registration Fees
Regular Registration: $135.00
Walk-In Registration: $150.00
New Scholar/Adjunct Faculty/Graduate Student: $100
Walk-In Registration: $120.00
(New Scholar=1-3 years of employment)
Undergraduate Student: $35
Regular Membership: $50
Lifetime Membership: $500

To Pay By Credit Card, Click Here.

 Conference Hotel

Courtyard by Marriott
Dulles Town Center
(A Smoke-Free Hotel)
45500 Majestic Drive
Dulles, VA 20166

The hotel is across from the famous Dulles Town Center with shopping and restuarants!

Must Reserve on or before Monday, March 17, 2014 (Cutoff Date)
(After the cutoff date, the hotel will release any unreserved rooms for geeral sale and, in the hotel's discretion,
will accept reservations at ECCSSA Room Block's group rate, on a space and rate available basis.)

Please identify yourself as part of the ECCSSA Room Block Group.
++++Ask for the ECCSSA Room Block for April 2014 at the Courtyard Dulles Town Center.

Free Airport Shuttle Service
++Free Shuttle Service to and from the CIT-ECCSA Conference Facility
(Must Provide Pick-up and Drop-off Times)
Complimentary Convenient Onsite Parking

Room Rate:
1 King Bed Suite with Sofa Bed @ $69.00 plus tax, per night
For those who wish to request tax exemption, tax exempt forms have to be pre-approved by hotel event manager.
Contact Hotel Event Manager at the time of reservation.

Click on the links below to make reservations:
Book King at Courtyard Dulles Town Center for $69.00 per night
(Breakfast not included in room rate. Continental Breakfast Served at Conference.)

If you prefer to make reservations by telephone, please call the reservations department at: 1 800-321-2211 or (571) 434-6400. All reservations must be guartanteed with a major credit card.  The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by credit card.

Courtyard by Marriott Dulles Town Center provides a complimentary airport/local shuttle, wired/wireless high-speed Internet,
HDTVs, in room safes and friendly Marriott service. Located in Northern Virginia's Technology Corridor the Courtyard Dulles
Town Center hotel allows guests easy access to businesses & shops from Dulles Town Center to Tyson's Corner. AOL
Time Warner, Northern Virginia Community College, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and George Washington
University are just a few destinations in the area. Additionally, this suburban DC hotel is conveniently located along Route 7,
Leesburg Pike and Route 28 providing easy access to both Washington Dulles Intl Airport IAD and downtown Washington DC.

Courtyard Marriott Fact Sheet in PDF:

 Download Conference Forms Below:

 Conference Overview and Call for Papers

 Call for Papers Proposal Form

 2014 Conference Registration Form

  Guidelines for Presenters

 Guidelines for Poster Presentations

 Information for Publishers, Organizations and Sponsors

 Application Form for Publishers, Organizations and Sponsors

For more information on the 2014 ECCSSA conference, please contact:
Dr. Rosalyn M. King, Chair, Board of Trustees at: roking@nvcc.edu or (703) 450-2629.