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Basic Communication Course Annual (Department of Communication)

ISSN 2473-4004 (online); 1546-2331 (print)


Joseph P. Mazer, Clemson University

The Basic Communication Course Annual (BCCA) was first published in 1988 after the Midwest Basic Course Directors Conference. The Annual publishes the best scholarship available on topics related to the basic communication course and is distributed nationally to scholars and educators interested in the basic communication course.

Manuscripts published in the Annual are not restricted to any particular methodology or approach. They must, however, address issues significant to the basic course (defined broadly). In 2013, the Annual began including a Basic Course Forum section for shorter essays responding to a specific question. In 2016, the University of Dayton Department of Communication acquired the journal and its archives from the initial publisher and began publishing it as an open-access journal.

The submission process is now open for Volume 31. Use the links in the left column for information or to submit a paper.

Journal of Research, Assessment, and Practice in Higher Education (School of Education and Health Sciences)

ISSN 2470-9549

This journal, published by the Ohio College Personnel Association, launched in 2016 with the publication of the proceedings of its 2016 conference. Submissions are invited for the upcoming issue; see "About This Journal" for a description of the types of scholarly and professional work the journal will include. To submit an article for review, use the "Submit Article" button.

The vision of the Journal of Research, Assessment, and Practice in Higher Education is to publish original, rigorous, and well-respected research manuscripts, evaluations of promising best practices endeavors, and theory-grounded assessment reports of innovative initiatives. The ultimate goal is disseminating knowledge about programs and research studies that are making a difference in student affairs practice.

The journal especially encourages manuscripts that are unconventional in nature, engaging the readers in practical and methodological extensions that would transform institutions, inspire colleagues, and engage campus beyond the traditional boundaries of the student affairs profession.

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing (Department of English)

The Submission Period Is Over for the Spring 2018 Issue. Submission for the Fall 2018 Issue Will Open in April.

The Spring Issue is Scheduled for Release in March.

Published each fall and spring semester, Line-by-Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing recognizes outstanding work created by students in the First- and Second-Year Writing Program at the University of Dayton. Submission is open to all students in ENG 100, ENG 200H, ENG 200, ASI 110, or ASI 120.


  • Barbara Farrelly Award for Best Writing of the Issue ($200 award): Sabrina Jemail, "A Woman’s Place Is in Politics: The Changing Interpretations of the Women’s Suffrage Movement’s Involvement in Reconstruction"
  • Excellence in Research Paper Writing Award ($100 award): Nina Santarpia, "Dayton, Ohio Education & Industries: Getting to the Source of the Problem: How Early Childhood Education Affects the Future of Industries"
  • Excellence in Historiography Writing Award ($100 award): Mary McLoughlin, "Historiography of the Reconstruction Era KKK: Reconstructing Understandings of Racism"

Marian Library Studies (Marian Library Publications)

ISSN 0076-4434

Marian Library Studies is a polyglot journal specializing in original research on Christ, Mary, and the Church. Past volumes have presented a variety of scriptural, systematic, and historical topics, such as the Marian contributions of St. Basil, St. Catherine of Siena, Chaucer, Erasmus, John Henry Newman, Henri de Lubac, and Hans Urs von Balthasar. Some issues have focused on a particular theme, such as the Greek homilists of the early Church or medieval Marian miracle stories.

Marian Studies (Marian Library Publications)

ISSN 0464-9680

Marian Studies is the journal--the proceedings of the annual national meeting--of the Mariological Society of America. The Mariological Society of America (MSA) is a Catholic theological association dedicated to studying and making known the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the mystery of Christ and the Church and in the history of salvation. Through its annual meeting and its publication, Marian Studies, the Society seeks to promote original research in Marian doctrine and devotion.

The MSA has been headquartered at the Marian Library, and Marian Studies has been edited there since 1979.

Mariological Society of America website

Undergraduate Theses (Department of Chemistry)

The University of Dayton Department of Chemistry encourages its undergraduate majors to conduct scholarly research, offering students paid laboratory work, academic scholarships, and summer research fellowships. Faculty provide mentorship, advice, supervision, supplies, and access to state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Many of the theses in this collection are components of larger projects done in collaboration with faculty members; when papers resulting from these projects are submitted for publication in scientific journals, undergraduate students are listed as co-authors, a great distinction for undergraduate students.

Many undergraduate theses also are presented in poster form at the annual Stander Symposium.

Walk the Talk Case Writing Competition (Center for the Integration of Faith and Work)

The Walk the Talk Case Writing Competition, a project of the Center for the Integration of Faith and Work, is a source of new conversations for the annual Walk the Talk luncheons, where students, faculty and business professionals gather, break bread and discuss challenging ethical issues together. All undergraduate students in the School of Business Administration are welcome to enter.

Prizes are $500 for first place, $250 each for second and third place. All entries judged acceptable will be archived in eCommons, UD’s institutional repository.