Honors Symposium Guidelines

Colangelo College of Business

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Symposium Guidelines


Call for Papers

Grand Canyon University

Fall 2015 Honors Symposium on Social Responsibility

Sponsored by the Eta Chi Chapter, Delta Mu Delta and the Colangelo College of Business


 All Students, Staff, Faculty and Alumni of Grand Canyon University are invited to submit a paper addressing Social Responsibility.” Specific topics may be drawn from government, business, education, science, or the workplace. Submissions will be considered for recognition and presentation at an Honors Symposium in December 2015, and for publication in the Canyon Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (CJIS).

 This symposium is intended to provide a forum for all interested students, staff, faculty and alumni to express their positions regarding the theme of the symposium, Social Responsibility. The topic can be approached from a religious or philosophical perspective or other more discipline-specific perspectives. By way of example, publication topics regarding social responsibility include these examples

 Social Responsibility and research ethics

Social responsibilities of biological scientists

Nursing as social responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility – good for business

Corporate Social Responsibility – strategic implications

Socially responsible education

 The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2015. Papers are subject to peer review. Those selected for presentation at the symposium, as well as others deemed “honorable mention,” may be published in the CJIS symposium issue (https://cirt.gcu.edu/research/publication_presentation/gcujournals/cjis) Notification to those individuals whose papers are selected for formal presentation at the symposium will be made by November 7th, 2015. The symposium will be held at the Colangelo College of Business the week of December 7th.


  • Submissions should be made electronically to Dr. R. Kevin McClean, Professor of Marketing, and to Dr. Moronke Oke, Associate Professor of Management, co-advisors for the Eta Chi Chapter, Delta Mu Delta.  Questions regarding submission can be directed to Dr. McClean, or to Dr. Oke, who is also editor of the symposium issue of CJIS.
  • Specific guidelines are available at the Center for Innovation and Research in Teaching (CIRT) website, https://cirt.gcu.edu/research.
  • Length: To be considered for publication, the paper should be at least 20 pages (excluding cover, index, exhibits, references, and attachments). Papers of lesser length will
  • still be considered for presentation at the symposium.

 All submissions may be published by Grand Canyon University at its discretion.

Please declare your intent to participate ASAP at https://cirt.gcu.edu/research/publication_presentation/gcujournals/cjis/submissionform

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