Learning Outcomes and Assessment (11/1/2011, 3/29-31/2012

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Jerry Alexander / College English Association
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Call for Papers: Learning Outcomes and Assessment at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Learning Outcomes and Assessment for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

This year's CEA Special Topics Panel on Learning Outcomes and Assessment invites proposals on assessing information literacy and fluency in the English curriculum. Topics might include but are not limited to assessment of research skills, students' ability to locate, analyze, and use information ethically and legally, development and assessment of research assignments, or any other topics related to information literacy and fluency in the English curriculum.

Conference Theme: Borders
CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme, Borders.

Borders, boundaries, margins—what lines provide the perimeters to our profession? What demarcations continue to separate and define English studies in the second decade of the new millennium? When is "crossing a line" a desirable professional/pedagogical stance? How have scholarly fields evolved, dissolved, merged or consolidated in areas that we have traditionally viewed as distinct? Exactly where and how is English expanding and extending its borders?

General Call for Papers
CEA also welcomes proposals for presentations in any of the areas English departments typically encompass, including literature criticism and scholarship, creative writing, composition, technical communication, linguistics, and film. We also welcome papers on areas that influence our work as academics, including student demographics, student/instructor accountability and assessment, student advising, academic leadership in departments and programs, and the place of the English department in the university.

Submission Dates: August 31-November 1, 2011
For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at http://www.cea-web.org

All presenters at the 2012 CEA conference must become members of CEA by January 1, 2012. To join CEA, please go to http://www.cea-web.org

Other questions? Please email cea.english@gmail.com.

Jerry Alexander
English Department
Presbyterian College
Clinton, SC 29325