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Undergraduate Writing Programs in Liberal Arts Colleges

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:45am
College of Charleston
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 8, 2018

Dear colleagues,

Heather Lang and I are reaching out to writing studies faculty at liberal arts colleges to form a possible roundtable for the Association of Rhetoric and Writing Studies 2018 Annual Conference. The goal of this roundtable is to better represent the status of rhetoric and writing at the undergraduate level (beyond the first year) at liberal arts colleges.

Below you will find a draft of our proposal. We are asking for interested participants to send in 50-word summaries of your contributions by June 8th. That will give us a week to collaborate with participants and finalize the proposal before the June 15th deadline.

Best Practices for Retention (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:07pm
Anthony Dotterman/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018

While university administrators have many ways to assess a program’s or department’s effectiveness, student retention is one of the more controversial measures.  Particularly, retention often seems inherently at odds with our roles as college professors since—fairly or not—issues of retention are conflated with concerns over grade inflation and academic rigor.  Yet, as studies show, universities lose students over the first two years of college for a variety of reasons: financial, the absence of strong academic mentoring and peer relationships, the strains of commuting, as well as family pressures and responsibilities that threaten to derail academic pursuits.

UPDATE: Forging connections in the online literature classroom: SAMLA90 (11/2-4/2018 Birmingham, AL)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 11:33am
Rich Hancuff
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 8, 2018

 One of the greatest challenges in teaching online is developing meaningful student interaction. In evaluations of online classes, students consistently indicate that student/teacher interaction and student/student interaction can be improved. How do we either go beyond the traditional online tools such as the discussion board or extend those online tools to increase the interaction and sense of community in an online course? This roundtable seeks 10 minute presentations that highlight innovative projects to build connections among students, instructor, and content in the dislocated space of the online classroom. Please submit 250 word proposals by June 8, 2018, to Rich Hancuff, rhancuff@misericordia.edu.

TAMUG Conference on Inclusion & Diversity in Higher Education

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:30am
Department of Liberal Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 25, 2018

“Moving In and With the Gaps:  TAMUG Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education”

Department of Liberal Studies Texas A&M University at Galveston September 12-13, 2018

Moody Gardens Hotel and Conference Center Galveston, Texas

Academia in the Age of #MeToo

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:27pm
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Special Academy Forum of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

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