Learning Outcomes and Assessment (11/1/2012, 4/4-6/2013)

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Call for Papers: Learning Outcomes and Assessment at CEA 2013
April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia
CEA 2013 will be held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott:
100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia 31401.
Phone (912) 233-7722; Fax (912) 233-3765.

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English
studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Learning Outcomes and Assessment for our
44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

The College English Association invites proposals for presentations on the development of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) in English courses and how we use these SLOs as a part of assessment in English courses and departments. Topics might include but are not limited to language appropriate to SLOs, SLOs in general education courses, SLOs in major courses, departmental SLOs, the difference between SLOs, goals, and competencies, how course-specific SLOs are connected to departmental SLOs, how student course evaluations are affected by course SLOs, or how SLOs are connected to institutional accreditation.

Conference Theme: Nature
In earlier centuries, "Nature" set the parameters, as Philip Round states,
"of conversations about everything from church doctrine to village order."
Often discussions of gender, character, authorship, and even civil discourse
turned to questions of "customary precedent and natural law." By the
twentieth century "nature" was used to delineate the new literary study of
"nature writing," while also used in broader terms to question the
changing nature of our society with the onset of the digital age,
postmodernism, new views of gender and race construction, and even changes
within academia. What is the "nature" of the academia today? How has the
"nature" of publishing and authorship changed with the digital age? How
has the "nature" of our profession changed? In what ways does
"nature" define us? Or do we define "nature?"
For our 2013 meeting, CEA invites papers and panels that explore the literary,
the pedagogical, and the professional "nature" of our field.

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

Submission Dates: August 31-November 1, 2012

For more information on how to submit, please see the full CFP at

All presenters at the 2013 CEA conference must become members of CEA by
January 1, 2013. To join CEA, please go to http://www.cea-web.org

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

Jerry J. Alexander, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Presbyterian College
503 South Broad Street
Clinton, SC 29325