Eastern Community College Social Science Association

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Scholarships Available for this conference!To apply or for more information, contact:Dr. Gene Grabiner, Conference Chair, Erie Community College at: grabiner@ecc.eduor (716) 851-1089
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 Conference Overview
Over the last decade, the Eastern Community College Social ScienceAssociation (ECCSSA) has addressed transformational issues on the role of the social sciences. Topics included: information sharing; building a world community; curricula development; tolerance and humanity; creating a sustainable future; peace building and resolve; interdisciplinary collaborations; creativity and innovation; and exploring the leadership role of the social sciences.
This year, we are responding to a most immediate, pressing concern and focus, in the forefront of our collective consciousness and daily experiences—the economy and its national and global impact on human life and its quality.
The current economic crisis is reported to be similar to the aftermath of events that occurred at other signal points in history:  the nadir of the Roman Empire; the French Revolution of 1789; the economic collapse following the War of 1812; the Panic of 1873; and, the Great Depression, to name a few.
Missing from our understanding of earlier historical events is a careful analysis of implications, current knowledge and awareness of the effects and impacts of this Great Recession, worldwide. These global impacts are significant in a fully integrated economic world. When one country is affected, there is a ripple effect in all other nations, including the most prosperous of countries.  Yet, we are so busy responding to these crises and seeking remedies,  that we fail to fully fathom their devastating and long-term impacts and consequences on human life—unemployment, homelessness, poverty, mental and physical health, and the overall quality of life. This is without mentioning that we are now in a period of the confluence of crises– environmental, economic, political; and, overall, human.
This theme and dialogue for the 2011 conference will give ECCSSA and professionals in many fields, the opportunity to address our responsibilities and roles in our current positions in teaching, research, administration, applied practice, social and public policy development, nonprofit, grass-roots institutions and NGOs.   Further, ECCSSA is calling for dialogue about the particular transitions and challenges faced in the current climate by higher education institutions and the communities they serve. Urgent focus also is requested for models and proposals relative to the conveyance of knowledge and information on human preparedness, essential skills development for survival, and the major transformations that will likely occur over the next decade in response to the current crisis.
ECCSSA invites social scientists, interested professionals, and those in related fields to join us in dialogue. We are calling for submission of proposals for presentation of papers and research, applied practice and policy recommendations.  Conference presentation formats include individual, collaborative and panel discussions, roundtables and posters.  Proposals will also be accepted for special pre-conference and conference sessions.

 Special Call for Student Papers and PresentationsWe encourage student submission of papers and other presentations including posters, paper and digital portfolios, web sites, and models.  These student projects may be developed independently, in conjunction with a class assignment, or under instructor supervision.ECCSSA traditionally and historically has been an organization that supports student scholarship. We strongly recommend Association members and teaching faculty to encourage student participation in the conference.Student participants will have the opportunity to dialogue with conference participants about their work. Exemplary student presentations will be recognized. Guidelines for student and faculty papers and presentations can be found on the ECCSSA website at: www.eccssa.org.
For more information on the 2011 ECCSSA conference, please contact:Dr. Gene Grabiner, Conference Chair, Erie Community College at: grabiner@ecc.eduor (716) 851-1089Dr. Rosalyn M. King, Chair, Board of Trustees at: roking@nvcc.edu or (703) 450-2629;

 SUGGESTED THEMESSuggested themes include but are not limited to some of the following:
EconomicsThe Post Collapse EnvironmentStrategies for RecoveryIncome InequalityEconomic and Social Consequences of UnemploymentRole of Government and RegulationsFinancial ReformsEffects on Health, Education and Economic GrowthImpact on the Quality of LifeWidespread Shortages on Basic Commodities—Food, Fuel, MedicineImpact of Deflation or HyperinflationThe Working Poor
Psychology & Human ServicesImpact on Psychological Wellbeing and Mental HealthImpact on Prenatal and Perinatal DevelopmentImpact on Child and Adolescent DevelopmentImpact on Health and Human DevelopmentChild Abuse and Domestic ViolenceImpact on Criminal BehaviorImpacts on Healthcare, Immunization Programs, Infectious Disease Control and Basic CareCollapse Preparedness
Anthropology & SociologyImpact on Families and Family FormationHousing and HomelessnessSocial DislocationRelocation, Migration and MovementImpact on Race and EthnicityThe Role of the CityThe Role of Suburbia
Political SciencePolitical Impact and ConsequencesFuture of PoliticsThe Politics of ‘We’ versus the Ideology of ‘Me’Privatization and the Public SpherePolitics and War
Criminal JusticeImpact on Law EnforcementRole of Law EnforcementIncreasing Effective Community Relations
GeographyRole of Organic and Urban FarmingIn-Migration to the City, Reversing the Suburban TrendRelocation, Migration and Movement
HistoryHistorical Perspectives and ComparisonsModels of ReformThe Role of Creativity, Vision and Imagination
EducationEducational Impacts on Individuals and InstitutionsRole of Secondary and Post Secondary Educational InstitutionsImplications for the Higher Education ClassroomPrivatization and Public Higher EducationRole of LeadershipImportance of Basic Financial Education
GlobalizationGlobalization of PovertyComparative Analyses of Global EffectsSaving Humanity and the PlanetReforming the Global Reserve SystemTransforming Global Economic Policy

 Conference Registration Fee
Regular Registration:$150.00Walk-In Registration: $175.00New Scholar/Adjunct Faculty/Graduate Student: $100(New Scholar=1-3 years of employment)Undergraduate Student: $35
Scholarships Available for this conference!To apply or for more information, contact:Dr. Gene Grabiner, Conference Chair, Erie Community College at: grabiner@ecc.eduor (716) 851-1089

 Conference Hotel

Comfort Suites Hotel601 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 142031-716-854-5500–FAX: 1-716-854-4836Rate: $99 per night, plus tax,(King Suites with Separate Living Area with Sofa Bed)For Discount Rate: Reserve by February 28, 2011__
 ECCSSA Conference Theater OptionsECCSSA_Play_Time_.pdfPlease contact us if you have questions.  We look forward to seeing you at ECCSSA 2011!
____Download Forms Below:

 Conference Overview and Call for PapersECCSSA_2011_Call_for_Papers._Final.pdf Call for Papers Proposal FormECCSSA_Proposal_Form.2011.doc
 Conference Registration FormECCSSA_2011_ECCSSA_Registration_Form_pub_0001.pdfPlease note:  You can only send the registration form over the Internet if you have your computer set up to send e-mails over the Internet. When you press send and you do not see your e-mail application open up with the PDF attachment in it to forward to ECCSSA, then you will not that you need to change your computer settings or download the registration form, complete it and send it via regular e-mail as an attachment.  Thanks.
 Guidelines for PresentersGUIDELINES_FOR_PRESENTATIONS.pdf
 Guidelines for Poster PresentationsGuidelines_for_Poster_Presentations.pdf
 Information for Publishers, Organizations and Sponsors

 Application Form for Publishers, Organizations and Sponsors
“The National and Global Impacts of Economic Collapse:Perspectives from the Social Sciences”

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March 31-April 2, 2011

Erie Community College, City CampusState University of New York121 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, New York, 14203