Concept, Research, and Teaching Scholarship
Research Presentations: ITAA scholars are invited to submit proposals to present original research papers at the ITAA annual meeting. Appropriate submissions include research studies and scholarship from diverse theoretical positions. Research must be completed at time of submission and may not have been published or reported at a national or regional conference prior to the ITAA Annual Meeting. Each paper must be presented by one of the authors in oral or poster format. Deadline for submissions is April 1.
Teaching Presentations: ITAA scholars are invited to submit proposals to present papers on the creative teaching, curriculum strategies and best practices at the ITAA annual meeting. Papers should be reported in narrative form and may not have been published or reported at a national or regional conference prior to the ITAA Annual Meeting. Each paper must be presented by one of the authors in oral or poster format. Deadline for submissions is April 1.
Concept Presentations: ITAA scholars are invited to submit proposals to present original concept papers at the ITAA Annual Conference. Appropriate submissions include (1) Position papers, (2) Best practices, (3) Philosophies or (3) Related issues that require action, or knowledge sharing at the interfaces of research, policy and practice. It may express an opinion on an emerging issue which may be controversial, impacts the public, or represents a professional need. It is supported by analysis and synthesis of current facts, data and research literature, and proposes future directions. The paper must be completed at time of submission and may not have been published or reported at a national or regional conference prior to the ITAA Annual Conference. Each paper must be presented by one of the authors in oral format. Deadline for submissions is April 1.
Authors should select from the following tracks for review and presentation:
- Aesthetics/Design/Product Development (ADP) –including the creative process, factors of design, body scanning, product development for target markets, specification development, etc.
- Consumer Behavior (CB) – including phenomena related to how consumers behave in the marketplace, shopping behavior, fashion movement, merchandise quality, consumption patterns and consumer practices.
- Culture (CUL) – including cross-cultural comparisons, critical theory, ethnic studies, feminist theory, ethnographic studies, anthropological approach.
- Fashion Studies (FS) – including theory of fashion, critical analysis of fashion through interdisciplinary thought, fashion as object, practice, etc.
- Historic (HIS) – including artifact analysis, historic trends, archeological studies, cross-cultural comparisons, etc.
- International (INT) – including trade analysis, economic theory, sourcing, global supply-chain, etc.
- Merchandising/Marketing/Retailing I. Management (MMGT) – including issues related to satisfaction, stores, the retail process, etc.
- Merchandising/Marketing/Retailing II. Visual & Promotion (MVP) – including issues related to E-commerce, advertising, branding, retail atmospherics, etc.
- Pedagogy (PED) – the art and science of teaching including critical pedagogy, curriculum development, systematic analysis of teaching, etc.
- Popular Culture (POP) – includes critical analysis of popular culture as it relates to the area of apparel/textiles including communication, ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images, media, etc.
- Professional Development & General (PDG) – including future trends for the profession, curriculum issues, industry or inter-disciplinary linkages, professional development, etc.
- Social/Psychological Aspects (SPA) – including appearance management, identity, group behavior, popular culture, body image, acculturation, gender and dress, etc.
- Sustainability/Social Responsibility (SSR) – including issues focusing on environmental and social impact across all tracks.
- Textile & Apparel Industries (TAI) – including sizing, manufacturing, socially responsible practices, production technology, etc.
- Textile/Apparel Science (TAS) – including fiber science, functional dress, etc.
- Technical Design (TD) -including design research from diverse positions, recognizing that design includes apparel, costume, textiles, accessories, functional and technical design, apparel product development, and fashion illustration, etc.
- Undergraduate (UG)- including work where the undergraduate is first author and has done the bulk of the work; undergraduate papers can be authored solely by the student, or can be co-authored with a faculty member or members