CFP: Mentoring New Faculty (11/1/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Joe Pestino
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Call for Papers for a Special Topics Panel on Academic Leadership at the
2007 College English Association (CEA) Conference New Orleans—April 12
to April 14, 2007

You are invited to submit paper proposals for an Academic Leadership
special topics panel entitled "Mentoring New Faculty in an Academic
Department: The Role of Administrative Leadership"

Topic suggestions, with the role of those in departmental leadership
positions as the focus, might include, but are not limited to, the

Choosing the "Right" Mentor
Developing Guidelines for Mentoring
Sustaining Mentoring Beyond the First Year: Guidance to Tenure and
through Promotions in Rank
We Come in All Forms and Sizes (Community Colleges, Small Four Year
Colleges, Large Research 1 Universities, Union/Non-Union Institutions,
Sectarian Institutions, etc.): Particular Challenges and Considerations
to Department Mentoring Leadership
Mentoring and Diversity
Convincing Higher Administration of the Value of Mentoring
Do/Can/Should Directors of Graduate School Programs have a role in
initiating the mentoring of the doctoral graduates they produce?
Empathy and Mentoring Leadership

CEA is a vibrant organization and its conference has always celebrated
scholarly activity in many forms: papers on literary criticism, on
writing theory, and on writing and literary teaching pedagogies as they
relate to the conference themes and special topic sessions.

CEA conference panels are composed of three to four presenters; papers
are to be no more than 15 minutes in reading length.

The submission requirements are as follow:

1) Proposals of 200 to 500 words (include title) for the CEA Special
Topics Panels on Academic Leadership SHOULD BE submitted using the CEA
proposal submission site at the URL indicating the topic
submission category of Academic Leadership and Mentoring.

Electronic submissions open September 15th and close on November 1st.

Submitting electronically is a two-step process: (1) setting up a user
ID; then (2) using that ID to log in—this time to a welcome page which
provides a link for submitting proposals to the conference. When you
submit your proposal, use the pull-down menu to indicate your topic

If submitting a panel, panel organizers must create user IDs for ALL
proposed partici- pants.

Though CEA prefers to receive proposals through the conference database,
we will accept hard-copy proposals, postmarked no later than October
15th, via regular mail to the following address:

Ed Demerly
English Division
Henry Ford Community College
5101 Evergreen Road
Dearborn MI 48128-1495
Office Phone: 313.645.9659

Direct database submissions will provide prompts for the following
information below. Note: Any hard-copy proposals sent by mail must
include the same information

Institutional affiliation (if applicable)
Mailing address (including zip code)
Phone number
E-mail address
Title for the proposed presentation.
Abstract of 200-500 words
A-V equipment needs, if any
Special needs, if any

2) Submitters will be notified of CEA's acceptance of the panels by 5
December 2006.

3) All presenters must be paid (U. S. currency) members of CEA by 1
January 2007.***

All presenters please note:

1) CEA Membership is required for all presenters. Conference
registration information material will arrive later in January and will
indicate registration fee payment deadlines at that time, BUT CEA
membership dues must be paid by January 1, 2007 to appear on the program.***
2) Only one paper proposal per person for one panel will be accepted.
3) Participants must present their accepted paper (others cannot attend
for you and present your paper)
4) All presentations must be made in English.
5) CEA cannot fund travel or participant costs.

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