CFP: Out There: Conference of Scholars and Student Affairs Personnel Involved in LGBTQ Issues on Catholic Campuses (1/19/07; 10/

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CALL FOR PAPERS
OUT THERE: SECOND NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SCHOLARS AND
STUDENT AFFAIRS PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN LGBTQ ISSUES
ON CATHOLIC CAMPUSES
OCTOBER 19 & 20, 2007
 
The second “OUT THERE” Conference of Scholars and Student Affairs Personnel Involved in LGBTQ issues on Catholic Campuses will take place at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois on October 19 and 20, 2007. It is open to faculty, staff, and students involved in LGBTQ issues on Catholic campuses. The first “OUT THERE” Conference was held at Santa Clara University in 2005 and included approximately 150 participants from over 40 colleges and universities.

We are calling for proposals for papers, roundtable presentations, panels, and/or workshops that address issues of scholarship, curriculum, pedagogy, campus climate, and support for LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff. We aim to build a program that addresses a wide range of issues of relevance to LGBTQ faculty, staff, and students at Catholic institutions, from nuts-and-bolts organizing in student services to the place of LGBTQ Studies at Catholic universities and the challenges of Catholic identity for LGBTQ individuals.

We invite proposals for papers, presentations, panels, and/or workshops on the following themes:

A. BEST PRACTICES IN ACADEMIC AND/OR STUDENT LIFE PROGRAMS

How can we better promote open dialogue on LGBTQ issues among various units of the Catholic university (Catholic Studies, Religious Studies, Student Affairs, University Ministry, Philosophy, Women’s and Gender Studies, to name but a few)?

What are faculty and student affairs administrators doing on their campuses to build effective programs for LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff?

B. BUILDING CURRICULUM, IMPROVING PEDAGOGY

What issues do faculty face when designing, introducing, and teaching LGBTQ courses on Catholic campuses?

What special pedagogical challenges do faculty teaching LGBTQ courses on Catholic campuses face? How can these challenges be surmounted?

Do faculty teaching LGBTQ courses on Catholic campuses have a particular responsibility for addressing issues of religious and sexual identity? If so, how can this responsibility be negotiated?

C. CATHOLIC TEACHINGS AND SEXUAL IDENTITIES ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

How might LBGTQ people and allies actively engage with Catholic teaching on subjects such as sexual morality, human development and pastoral care so as to affirm human dignity, enrich the college or university mission, and advance students’ holistic development?

What effect might Vatican pronouncements on homosexuality and the priesthood have on LGBTQ people at Catholic institutions?

What approaches and strategies might Catholic institutions utilize in incorporating LGBTQ people into their missions of social justice and human rights given the Church's position on homosexuality? How might LGBTQ people and allies engage with the Catholic community on these issues?

D. CREATING COMMUNITIES ON OUR CAMPUSES

How do LGBTQ Studies scholars and student affairs personnel who address LGBTQ issues pursue their work on Catholic campuses? And how do the complex intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality shape our curriculum and programming?

What responsibilities do Catholic colleges and universities have in fostering the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of their LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty?

What responsibilities do LGBTQ faculty and administrators on Catholic campuses have for building community among themselves? What responsibilities do they have for building community among LGBTQ students? What responsibilities do they have to their universities as Catholic institutions?

All proposals should be submitted to: outthereconference_at_depaul.edu by Friday January 19, 2007. Please see guidelines below for proposal format and cover sheet.

For further information, contact:

Elizabeth A. Kelly, Professor
Women's and Gender Studies Program
DePaul University
Room 459, 2219 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
773/325-1979

Gary Cestaro, Associate Professor
Department of Modern Languages
Director, LGBTQ Studies Program
DePaul University
802 West Belden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
773/325-1870

Or send an e-mail to: outthereconference_at_depaul.edu
CALL FOR PAPERS
OUT THERE: SECOND NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SCHOLARS AND
STUDENT AFFAIRS PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN LGBTQ ISSUES
ON CATHOLIC CAMPUSES
OCTOBER 19 & 20, 2007

GENERAL GUIDELINES AND SUGGESTIONS

1. All proposals must be submitted by e-mail to outthereconference_at_depaul.edu by Friday January 19, 2007.

2. Please note that proposals for workshops or panels must include a non-presenting chair who will have the responsibility of introducing speakers, keeping time, and coordinating discussion. Chairs will be listed in the conference program and must register for the conference.

3. We especially encourage complete panel, roundtable or workshop proposal submissions. Full panels typically include at least three presenters plus a chair.
 
4. Identify the appropriate thematic category and session format for your proposal.

A. THEMATIC CATEGORIES ARE:

BEST PRACTICES IN ACADEMIC AND/OR STUDENT LIFE PROGRAMS
                        
BUILDING CURRICULUM, IMPROVING PEDAGOGY

CATHOLIC TEACHINGS AND SEXUAL IDENTITIES ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

CREATING COMMUNITIES ON OUR CAMPUSES

B. SESSION FORMATS ARE:

PANELS – provide an opportunity for examining specific problems or topics from a variety of perspectives. Panels may present a variety of interpretations or contrasting viewpoints on a specific subject or in relation to a common theme. Panel members are expected to prepare papers addressing the panel’s theme.

PAPER PROPOSALS – may be submitted individually and will be arranged into panel sessions by the Conference committee. In paper sessions authors present 10-12 minute papers followed by audience discussion. A typical structure for a session with four papers allows approximately 5 minutes for the moderator to introduce the session, 10-12 minutes for each presenter, and 30 minutes for discussion.

ROUNDTABLE PRESENTATIONS – typically include a moderator and 4-6 presenters who make brief, informal remarks about a specific idea or project, allowing for extensive discussion and audience participation.

WORKSHOPS – provide an opportunity to exchange information or work on a common problem, project, or shared interest. Workshops are typically experientially oriented with brief presentations that allow adequate time for reflective discussion and interaction.

5. To promote broad participation in the OUT THERE conference, an individual may not appear in the conference program more than two times (e.g., presenting a paper, moderating a session, leading a workshop).

6. All proposals must include an ABSTRACT of between 50-100 words. Abstracts explain to conference attendees the topic, focal point(s), and/or goals of the session in a clear and succinct manner in the program book. Abstracts may be revised or edited for the printed program.

7. All proposals must include a PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION of between 250-500 words. These should include some or all of the following:

 Objective or purpose of the paper, panel, roundtable, or workshop
 Perspective or theoretical framework
 Results and/or conclusions and point of view
 Relevance to the conference and theme
 Discussion of how the session will be structured

8. Abstracts and proposal descriptions should not exceed word limits above.

9. A COVER SHEET must be attached to each proposal submitted. See the form attached below.

10. For further information, email outthereconference_at_depaul.edu or contact:

Elizabeth A. Kelly, Professor
Women's and Gender Studies Program
DePaul University
Room 459, 2219 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
773/325-1979

Gary Cestaro, Associate Professor
Department of Modern Languages
Director, LGBTQ Studies Program
DePaul University
802 West Belden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
773/325-1870

PROPOSAL COVER SHEET
OUT THERE CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 19 & 20, 2007

SUBMITTED BY (name):

Affiliation:

E-mail address:

Mailing address:

Telephone:

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THEMATIC CATEGORY (please check the ONE that best applies)

_____ BEST PRACTICES IN ACADEMIC AND/OR STUDENT LIFE PROGRAMS

_____ BUILDING CURRICULUM, IMPROVING PEDAGOGY

_____ CATHOLIC TEACHINGS AND SEXUAL IDENTITIES ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

_____ CREATING COMMUNITIES ON OUR CAMPUSES

SESSION FORMAT (please check ONE)

_____ PANEL _____ PAPER _____ WORKSHOP _____ ROUNDTABLE

ABSTRACT (50-100 words):
                

On subsequent pages, please indicate all PARTICIPANTS (list names and affiliations of all participants if panel, workshop, or roundtable) and provide a DESCRIPTION (250-500 words)

 

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