Service Learning in English Courses: Composition and Literature, Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Charles A. S. Ernst, College English Association
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44th Annual College English Association (CEA) Conference, Savannah, GA, April 4-6, 2013.

Deadline: November 1, 2012 (

• Service Learning in English Courses: Composition and Literature

500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on the use of service learning in composition or literature courses. Papers should address issues like the following: Determining whether service learning projects—and what kinds—are appropriate to course material; matching key components of one's course with appropriate service learning projects; establishing relations with off-campus service learning entities; framing project assignments that enhance service learning while maintaining course content integrity; developing an assessment model to measure outcomes. How many different service learning projects within a course? How long should such projects be? Level of difficulty? Challenges, risks, rewards? The presentation should be integrated with relevant service learning research to support experimental models and conclusions.