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[UPDATED] The 4th Annual North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing, February 10-12, 2012
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North Carolina State University
The registration deadline for the North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing has been extended. The new deadline is Friday, January 20th. See our website for details: https://sites.google.com/site/ncsymposium/registration.
Thanks so much for all of your proposals! Announcements will be going out early this week.
A “NON-PLACE” TO VISIT: Exploring the Employment Practices and Working Conditions that Affect Writing Instructors
As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Wyoming Resolution and English Departments and writing programs continue to face challenging budget issues, there has been a recent groundswell of public discussion regarding contingent labor. The March 2011 issue of College English, for example, revisits the Wyoming Resolution and includes a statement from the NCTE College Section Working Group on the Status and Working Conditions of Contingent Faculty. Then in June 2011, the MLA Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession issued its Professional Employment Practices for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Members: Recommendations and Evaluative Questions. And currently, Open Words is calling for papers for its “Special Issue on Contingent Labor and Educational Access.” In their article in the aforementioned issue of College English, Lisa Meloncon and Peter England discuss how the department can be a “non-place” for instructors who feel disconnected from that department. The North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing is interested in exploring the conditions under which writing instructors currently work as well as facilitating discussion about how instructors and departments can connect--or reconnect. Symposium organizers welcome proposals for panels and papers on a variety of topics; those addressing any of the above concerns will be given special consideration.
Related topics include (but are not limited to):
Keynote Speaker: Douglas Hesse is Founding Director of the Writing Program at the University of Denver and Professor of English. A former Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, a former President of the Council of Writing Program Administrators and editor of WPA: Writing Program Administration, Hesse previously taught at Illinois State University, where he directed the Honors Program, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, the graduate program in English studies, and the writing program. The DU Writing Program has received the prestigious CCCC Certificate of Excellence.
Specific Guidelines for Submission:
The deadline for proposals is Friday, October 28th. Submit proposals as a Microsoft Word compatible attachment (.doc or .docx) or PDF to: Chris Tonelli (firstname.lastname@example.org). PLEASE INCLUDE ALL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION—TITLE, NAME(S), AFFILIATION(S), AND EMAIL ADDRESS(ES)—IN THE EMAIL. THE ONLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION IN THE PROPOSAL DOCUMENT ITSELF SHOULD BE THE TITLE.