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To Be of Use: The Challenges and Rewards of Writing Center Work

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:05pm
Department of English & Writing, Houghton College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2017

Writing Center directors and consultants, including student tutors, are welcome to join us on Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., as presenters or attenders of this research- and experienced-based conference.

In her poem "To Be of Use," Marge Piercy simultaneously acknowledges the commonness and affirms the importance of “work that is real.”  With this poem in mind, numerous questions about the work of our Centers can be entertained, including but not limited to these:

--Who uses our Centers, and why?  Alternatively, who doesn't use our Centers, and why not?  To what extent is data collection helpful here, yielding what observations and resulting in what changes?

International Higher Education: Forces Working Against a Global-Local English Department

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
Panel for 2018 MLA convention
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The intersection of globalization and American style higher education is perhaps most keenly expressed in the necessity of the English language as a connecting force. However, as the lingua franca of many ‘global’ or ‘international’ liberal arts programs, it is more than just a medium of instruction. English operates as the defacto language of globalized higher education, with the assumption that it can be dehistoricized and value-free. Yet faculty teaching in international contexts know that English medium education biases many higher education practices, including text selection, the subordination of other languages, and often an associated second class treatment of non-Western cultures.

CFP GRETA Journal Vol. 22 - 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:12pm
GRETA Journal - Revista para Profesores de Inglés
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

GRETA Journal, Revista para Profesores de Inglés (ISSN 1989-7146), is preparing the publication of its 22nd volume. GRETA Journal publishes manuscripts on English Language Teaching Methodology. The objective of the journal is to bridge the gap between the field of Applied Linguistics and class praxis. Other fundamental goals include providing updated information about the latest trends, techniques, materials, and methodologies employed in EFL teaching and to exchange experiences and publications between research teams both on a national and international level.

Writing Across the Curriculum at MMLA

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:12pm
Alissa Burger
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

At its most basic, Writing Across the Curriculum is founded on the core belief summarized by Chris Anson in The WAC Casebook that “writing belongs in all courses in every discipline” (ix).  While guided by this central value, WAC programs must also be inherently flexible, individually designed to best meet the needs of their specific students, faculty, programs, and institutions. This diversity of possible approaches gives us the opportunity to share ideas, techniques, and experiences to explore the flexibility and adaptability of the larger WAC pedagogy.

The Writing Across the Curriculum section welcomes all submissions. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Stability and Transformation in the Twenty-First Century Classroom

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:28pm
Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

5th Annual Conference

October 27, 2017

Berkeley College, New York, NY


 Hold Steady and Rock the Boat:

Stability and Transformation in the Twenty-First Century Classroom


Teaching the Fragments: English Education, Democracy and Digital Media - CEA Roundtable @ MLA 2018

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 10:19am
MLA 2018 / College English Association Roundtable
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

As an affiliate-organization of the Modern Language Association (MLA), the College English Association is pleased to sponsor a roundtable session at the MLA convention in New York City, January 4-7, 2018.


This roundtable will explore the role of English education in a time of populism and rampant social fragmentation.  Can we teach citizenship?  Should we?  Submissions related to critical digital literacy are especially welcome.

State and Local Economic Development Graduate Student Conference

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:05pm
Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

Rutgers University–Camden Campus Department of Public Policy and Administration Ph.D. Program in
Public Affairs/Community Development presents:

Municipal Transformation and Economic Equality Graduate Student Conference
March 28, 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

In an age of fiscal austerity, what strategies are available to local municipalities to develop a strong economic base? How do municipal policymakers ensure that policies are equitable? How can municipalities make use of vacant land and deteriorating infrastructure to promote economic development?

This year’s conference aims to address these questions through four focus areas: