Call for Proposals
The Call for Proposals has closed. Acceptances were mailed January 31, 2003.

This conference specifically addresses the needs of those who plan, manage, and support distance education activities. The conference invites proposals from the introductory through advanced level on topics related to:

  • managing growth in distance education 
  • training & support for distance instructors 
  • support for distance students 
  • budget and cost-benefit of distance education 
  • marketing distance courses and programs 
  • evaluation of distance courses and programs 
  • distance learning ethics and copyright issues 
  • organizational issues in distance education 
  • striving for excellence 
Assembling Your Proposal

Your submission indicates your commitment to preparing a written paper for the Proceedings and making your presentation (Paper Session) during the conference at a time and place assigned by the Conference Committee. Paper Sessions will last 45 minutes each. The typical session is a presentation with some discussion, but other formats may be utilized. You may submit more than one proposal. Your proposal should include

  1. Title (10 words or less) 
  2. Name of designated contact presenter 
  3. Name, title, organization, address, phone and email of all presenters 
  4. 30 to 50-word description 
Submitting Your Proposal

You may submit the above through email to Melanie Clay, conference director. Or mail three copies of your proposal to:

Melanie Clay, Conference Director
State University of West Georgia, Honor House
Carrollton, Georgia 30118



All proposals were due no later than December 15, 2002.

Evaluation of Proposals

Proposals will be evaluated by the Conference Committee for relevancy to the field of distance learning administration; clarity; and usefulness of topic. Acceptance notices and instructions for submitting final papers will be sent by January 31, 2002.

Publication & Awards

Papers developed from accepted abstracts will be published in the printed conference proceedings, to be distributed to all paid attendees, and sold to others. All presented papers will be considered for Best Paper Awards within several categories. Award winning papers will be invited for publication in The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, and will also receive a certificate.

Sponsored by The State University of West Georgia and The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration