CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Cassola Conference on Teaching Communication

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Eileen Medeiros
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Call for Proposals

Johnson & Wales University
12th Annual Cassola Conference on Teaching Communication
Friday, April 3, 2009

Exploring New Worlds: Teaching Communication in the 21st Century
This year we are pleased to have travel writer Rosemary Mahoney give the
keynote address at the 12th annual Cassola Conference on Teaching
Communication to be held on April 3, 2009, at Johnson & Wales University in
Providence, R.I. Mahoney is the author of several books, including Down the
Nile: Alone in a Fisherman’s Skiff, which appeared on the New York Times
list of 100 notable books of 2007.

The increasing globalization of society means that we face new worlds to
explore and new ways of thinking about our classrooms, our communities, and
even ourselves. As teachers, we are responsible for helping students
develop the tools of communication to navigate these new worlds. We invite
proposals for panels, workshops, and individual papers from colleagues
excited about making the journey. Possible topics may include, but are not
limited to:
• New Worlds of Technology
• Globalization
• Students’ Worlds
• Outside the Ivory Tower and Into the Community
• Reading as a Gateway into the World
• Writing as a Passport to Success
• Navigating the Classroom
• World Cultures in the Classroom
• Cultural Crossings
• Science Fiction in the Classroom
• Personal, Professional, and Educational Journeys
• Teaching Communication Across the Disciplines

Proposals are due by Friday, December 5, 2008.
Session Formats:
• 60-minute presentations
o Individual or collaborative
o Extemporaneous (e.g. workshop, panel, demonstration, lecture, etc.) or
manuscript (reading a paper) presentations

Proposal Guidelines:
• 100-word presentation proposal that includes: name(s), institutional
affiliation, contact information (including e-mail), target audience
(college or secondary), and equipment needed;
• 45-word abstract (to be published in program) that indicates the type of
presentation format (e.g. manuscript, workshop, panel, demonstration,
lecture, etc.), content, and session title;
• Paragraph describing relevant education and experience, including dates
and institutions.

Please submit electronically by December 5 to: Eileen Medeiros at

Phone: 401/598-2439 Fax: 401/598-1762

All presenters are required to register for the conference and submit
conference fee at the time of acceptance.
Eileen Medeiros, Chair
Cassola Conference on Teaching Communication
Johnson & Wales University
Harborside Campus
Arts & Sciences Office
265 Harborside Boulevard
Providence, RI 02905

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