Over the last several years, the issue of “fake news” – misleading or outright deceptive reporting designed to advance a particular agenda – has become a prominent feature of our media ecology. The Oxford Dictionary chose “post-truth” as its Word of the Year for 2016, Time Magazine ran a full-cover headline in 2017 asking the question “Is Truth Dead?,” and the term “fake news” has been employed liberally by both spokespeople for the Trump administration and its critics. The debate has particular ramifications for higher education, and particularly for instructors of Composition and Humanities classes, which generally provide college students with their most explicit training in how to evaluate sources of information.
Call For Papers
Sixteenth Claflin University Conference
on English and Language Arts Pedagogy
in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions
October 25-26, 2017
THEME: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for an EDITED COLLECTION WRITING AS A WAY OF STAYING HUMAN IN A TIME THAT ISN’T Deadline for submission of manuscripts: September 15, 2017 This edited collection will continue conversations started at the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning’s 2017 Annual Conference, Writing as a Way of Being, by providing concrete, specific strategies to readers for incorporating the human element in their teaching, writing, research, or/and everyday lives. The human element of our work has never been more important. As conference keynote Robert Yagelski explains, ideological and social pressures have put our institutions under increasing pressure.
The Contingent Labor in the Profession Committee is now accepting submissions for the Contingent Blog. At a minimum, we are seeking two bloggers per week for approximately 10 weeks, beginning the week of September 25. Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to contingency, history and campus culture. Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:
Edited Collection Call for Proposals
Meet the MOOCs: Perspectives and Directions for MOOC-Based Education
Adam Pacton, Jamie Merriman-Pacton, Michelle Stuckey, and Duane Roen, Editors
We would like to invite proposals for articles for an international blind peer-review scientific journal (30 CFP)
“Problems of Education in the 21st Century”
ISSN 1822-7864 (Print), ISSN 2538-7111 (Online)
Please consider submitting a proposal for the following edited collection. Feel free to share widely (with apologies for cross-posting).
This edited collection, currently under consideration, will serve as a research and methods guide for practitioners interested in conducting large-scale data-driven examinations of student writing.
The 10th edition of the ICT for Language Learning International Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 9 - 10 November 2017.
The objective of the ICT for Language Learning Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to Language Learning and Teaching. The ICT for Language Learning conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current language learning projects and innovative initiatives. The Call for Papers is addressed to teachers, researchers and experts in the field of language teaching and learning as well as to coordinators of language teaching and training projects.
Professors have been advised to “publish or perish” for nearly 100 years. First coined in 1927, this phrase warns professors that in order to maintain their jobs, they must publish their work. Publishing has always been central to academia, as it is the primary vehicle through which scholars share their research with a larger audience. Yet, in recent years, academia has changed so that publishing is not reserved for those who are already professors. Instead, publishing has become a requirement for any one who is applying to become a professor, with PhD students being encouraged to publish their research before they have finished their degrees.