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SUNY COW 2014 - Transitions: The Changing Landscape of Higher Education
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SUNY Council On Writing
SUNY COW 2014 – Call For Proposals
Writing is a process of transition, from invention to drafting to revision and then back again. Every day we urge our students to move their writing from one stage to the next, to make the transition from thoughts and ideas to words on the page, from hastily scribbled notes to well-reasoned paragraphs and papers.
But transitions are not unique to writing; they’re everywhere in our lives and the lives of our students: the transition from high school to college-level writing, from product to process, even from pen and paper to computer and tablet screen. We must also consider the transitions being made behind-the-scenes in higher education, from online and blended courses, to seamless transfer, to designer curriculums. Every day these transitions, both subtle and dramatic, affect our classrooms, our institutions, and our students.
This year’s theme asks us, as writers, writing teachers, and tutors, to reflect on this shifting landscape and to share thoughts on these changes and strategies for navigating these transitions.
Presentations may consider, but are not limited to, the following questions:
Presenters may propose individual sessions of 20 minutes or complete sessions of 75 minutes. In addition to traditional panel presentations, we encourage presentations in alternative formats including roundtables, workshops, discussions, and other formats that increase audience participation. We would also like to encourage undergraduate participation and will reserve one break-out room for undergraduate research.
Please submit proposals via the conference website: http://sunycow2014.wordpress.com by April 22, 2014.