CFP: 5C's Conference in Colorado (1/31/07; 4/13/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Chuck Fisher
contact email:

Colleagues, I encourage those of you on this listserv to submit a =
proposal to present at the Colorado Community College Conference on =
Composition (5C's) on Friday, April 13, 2007. Please pass the word to =
your English-teaching colleagues as well. You may access information =
about the conference theme, keynote speaker, and registration =
information at the following web site:

Thank you!=20


Call For Presentations
Colorado Community College Conference on Composition: 2007

Dear Colleague:


Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado, will host the Colorado =
Community College Conference on Composition (5C=92s) on Friday, April =
13, 2007. Participants in the 5C=92s over the years have =
enthusiastically endorsed the event as Colorado=92s top conference for =
writing teachers, and we hope to continue that tradition this year. =20


Conference Theme


The Millennial Challenge: Working with Underprepared Writing Students


The Issue

            New initiatives and new challenges are always a part of the =
academic world, and the present is no exception. Ever-evolving state =
mandates, increasing numbers of ESL or ill-prepared students, concerns =
over ACT scores, concerns related to developmental writing/reading, and =
challenges associated with the "Millennial Generation" are all =
composition teaching issues in two-year colleges.


We invite proposals for presentations addressing the following issues as =
they pertain specifically to teaching composition in the developmental =
or first-year composition course:

What teaching approaches are suitable for students of the "Millennial =

How is the current move from "teaching-centered" college to =
"learning-centered" college influencing teaching of basic writing?

What issues present themselves for instructors trying to balance their =
pedagogy, composition teaching theory, assessment cut-scores, and =
students' needs?

Should we re-assess what we ask underprepared students to learn, =
particularly ESL students?

Given that entering students' writing skills are influenced by a number =
of factors, what is or should be our role in meeting the needs of =
increasingly ill-prepared students?



The deadline for submitting proposals is January 31, 2007. Please =
observe the following guidelines:


=B7 Submit by snail-mail or email to the address below.

=B7 Include a title as you want it to appear in the program.

=B7 Include an abstract (50-100 words) as you want it to appear =
in the program.

=B7 Include a brief autobiography as you want it to appear in =
the program.

=B7 Plan a presentation of 45 minutes.

=B7 Include a statement of technology needs (Note: presenters =
must provide their own laptop computers).

=B7 If selected to present, prepare handouts for 30 people.


Please submit proposals via email to or mail to :


            Chuck Fisher

            Aims Community College

            5401 W. 20th Street

            Greeley, CO 80634


Chuck Fisher
Professor, English
Aims Community College
5401 West 20th St.
Greeley, CO 80634

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