UPDATE: Mentoring New Faculty in an Academic Dept (11/30/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)
DEADLINE DATE EXTENDED for Special Topics Panel ("Mentoring New Faculty in an
Academic Department: The Role of Administrative Leadership") at the 2007
College English Association (CEA) Conference New Orleans—April 12 to April 14,
Topic suggestions, with the role of those in departmental leadership positions
as the focus, might include, but are not limited to, the following:
-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 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 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 http://english.ttu.edu/CEA/conftool/index.php
indicating the topic submission category of Academic Leadership and Mentoring.
Electronic submissions opened September 15th and close on November 30th.
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 category.
If submitting a panel, panel organizers must create user IDs for ALL proposed
Though CEA prefers to receive proposals through the conference database, we
will accept hard-copy proposals, postmarked no later than November 20th, via
regular mail to the following address:
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
Institutional affiliation (if applicable)
Mailing address (including zip code)
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
3) All presenters must be paid (U. S. currency) members of CEA by 1 January
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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or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu
Received on Sun Nov 12 2006 - 23:14:21 EST