Poster Abstract Submission Specifications

2013 NATA Athletic Training Educators’ Conference
Athletic Training Education: Model Practice and Future Directions

Submitting Poster Abstracts: Individuals are encouraged to present posters in any area of athletic training. Abstract submission DOES NOT need to be related to the theme of the conference. In order to capture a broad array of scholarship please use the following definitions and abstract guidelines to present your work:
Scholarship of Teaching: The Scholarship of Teaching encompasses scholarly activities which are directly related to pedagogical practices. Such scholarship seeks to improve the teaching and advising of students through discovery, evaluation, and transmission of information about the learning process. The Scholarship of Teaching must be distinguished from teaching itself. It involves the disciplined discovery, evaluation, and transmission of information about the teaching and learning process.
Scholarship of Discovery:  The Scholarship of Discovery involves systematic modes of inquiry designed to identify problems, state hypotheses, collect data, test hypotheses, and develop conclusions concerning the solution of problems.
Scholarship of Application: The Scholarship of Application encompasses scholarly activities which seek to relate the knowledge in one's field to the affairs of society. Such scholarship moves toward engagement with the community beyond academia in a variety of ways, such as using social problems as the agenda for scholarly investigation, drawing upon existing knowledge for the purpose of crafting solutions to social problems, or making information or ideas accessible to the public.
Scholarship of Integration: The Scholarship of Integration involves making connections across the disciplines, placing the specialties in larger context, the illumination of data in a revealing way. Integration creates new knowledge by bringing together otherwise isolated knowledge from two or more disciplines or fields thus creating new insights and understanding.

The above definitions of scholarship are adapted from the following seminal reports:
Boyer, E. (1990). Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate. Princeton, NJ: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Glassick, C. Huber, M. & Maeroff, G. (1997). Scholarship assessed: Evaluation on the professoriate. San Francisco, C.A.: Jossey-Bass

Formatting Instructions
  1. Prepare your abstract (on your computer) in accordance with the following instructions.  You will later be directed to upload your abstract file from your computer to the on-line submission system.
  2. Top, bottom, right, and left margins of the body of the abstract (in a WORD file) should be set at 1" using the standard 8.5" x 11" format.  Use Arial 12pt. font with single spacing.  Provide the title of the abstract starting at the top left margin.
  3. On the next line, indent 3 spaces and provide the names of all authors, with the author who will make the presentation listed first.  Enter the last name, then initials (without periods), followed by a comma, and continue the same format for all secondary authors (if any), ending with a colon.
  4. On the same line following the colon, indicate the name of the institution (including the city and state) where the scholarship was completed.  For collaborative projects where portions of the project were conducted at different institutions, list all authors as described above (#3), then list institutional affiliations using the following consecutive symbols (*, †, ‡, §, ║, ¶, #, **, etc.)
  5. Double space and begin entering the body of the abstract flush left in a single paragraph with no indentions.  The text of the body must be structured (with the headings as indicated in the various formats below).  Do not justify the right margin.  Do not include tables or figures.  The body of the abstract is limited to 500 words.  A word count generated by MS Word must be included at the bottom of the abstract.  The word count should include the body of the abstract and structured headings.
  6. Abstracts fall into one of the following categories; the author is responsible for determining the most applicable category for structuring their abstract.

Scholarship of Discovery
a.  Experimental or Quasi-Experimental Research: Context, Objective, Design,
Setting, Subjects/Participants, Intervention(s), Main Outcome Measures(s),
Results, Conclusions, and Key Words.
b.  Observational or Survey: Context, Objective, Design,
Setting, Patients or Other Participants, Data Collection and Analysis, Results,
Conclusion(s), and Key Words

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:Context, Objective, Background, Description,
Clinical Advantage(s), Conclusion(s), and Key Words
Scholarship of Integration:Context, Objective, Background, Data Source(s), Data synthesis,
Integrative Conclusion(s) and Key Words.
Scholarship of Application:Context, Objective, Background, Description,
Clinical Advantage(s), Conclusion(s), and Key Words

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