|Student Paper Presentation Program (SPP)|
11th Annual Student Paper Presentations
Inaugurated in 2001, the Student Paper Presentation (SPP) offers graduate students in both masters’ and doctoral programs an opportunity to practice key competencies as scholar-practitioners by writing a well-formulated, publishable paper and submitting it for professional review.
Papers may be written on any OD-related topic, and the range of possibilities is intended to be inclusive. Papers may focus on a review and integration of past streams of theory and research, a new synthesis of familiar theories and research results, reports of new research findings, or a reinterpretation of an existing theory based on newly-emerging perspectives.
Papers are reviewed by a committee of senior scholar-practitioners, and a winning paper or papers are chosen from each year’s pool of submissions. The winning paper(s) will be presented in a specially-designated professional forum at Conference 2012 in Phoenix, and the winning authors will be acknowledged at the OD Network’s Awards Ceremony there. Winning paper(s) are then entered for editorial review with the OD Practitioner. (Papers may need editing and revision to be considered eligible for publication.)
To be considered, papers:
1. Should follow the 2012 guidelines:
2. Must not exceed 4,000 words (including references).
Papers submitted for the Student Paper Presentation will be evaluated using the following criteria:
Recognition of an OD Challenge or Opportunity (20%).
Critical Thinking (25%)
Unique Perspective (25%)
Writing / Style (10%)
Writing / Mechanics (5%)
Student Paper Presentation Evaluation Team for 2012:
• Toni Knott, Ph.D., Alliant University, Chair
For questions about the program or process, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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