Job Market Crash Course: Five Ways to Make a Great Impression
I am seeking roundtable papers/presentations that will foster a discussion about common questions that arise for graduate students and postdocs as they enter the job market. Advice will address careers both in academia and in alt-ac. The session is intended to create a space in which seasoned professionals and early career scholars can share tips and ideas, describe job application experiences, and foster mentorship relationships.
To that end, roundtable participants are asked to provide suggestions and advice on five of the thorniest aspects of job hunting:
*Questions to ask (and avoid) during a campus interview
Call for Chapter Proposals: Effects of Service-Learning in Foreign, Second, and Heritage Language Courses
This edited volume will consist of original and unpublished studies that examine the effects of service-learning (SL) in foreign language (FL), second language (L2), and heritage language (HL) courses on any of the following three primary areas:
- community (local/global) organizations
- individual learners
- SL faculty
Authors are invited to submit proposals that include the following:
Papers are invited for an International webinar on Organised Higher Academics in South Asia: New Perspectives . Through this seminar we attempt to understand the contemporary nature of the Organised Higher Academics in South Asian region, keeping in mind the changes brought about by the dynamic scenario in technology, economics, international relations, etc. Details regarding conference and submission can be viewed at http://ohasa.sarsunacollege.ac.in/
Abstract deadline: 20th September, 2018
Call for Papers, Pedagogy at CEA 2019
March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana
Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Pedagogy for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
As teachers and scholars we are constantly revising our writing and our classrooms. This call asks you to consider how you use revision in your pedagogy. It might include student or your own revision.
We are currently seeking paper proposals for a creative writing pedagogy panel accepted for the Northeast Modern Language Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C., from March 21-24, 2019.
Saturday 9th March 2019 - Sunday 10th March 2019
Prague, Czech Republic
Decency is still important for the way we live, both in public life and in the private sphere. Yet as we push into the 21st Century, ‘decency’ increasingly appears to be coming under pressure across numerous fronts and on many diverse levels.
About the Journal
The Journal is issued by the Constitutional Court of Georgia (www.constcourt.ge) with support of Grigol Robakidze University (www.gruni.edu.ge). The Journal aims at engaging academic discussion around the constitutional law.
The Journal is international refereed (peer-reviewed). It is in the list of Ulirchsweb peer-reviewed periodicals, the papers published in the Journal are also placed on the HeinOnline and can be accessed by scholars and students from over 150 countries.
Information for the potential contributors
PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 8/31/2018
Collaboration & Community in Composition
UNC Charlotte 5th Annual Conference on Writing Studies
Center City Campus
October 19, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Ashley J. Holmes
Deadline for Submissions: 8/31/2018
Call for Proposals
In typical college classrooms, instructors face large groups of highly diverse students. In fact, students are often so diverse that even their diversity is diverse. Differences in educational background, family support systems, English-language proficiency, abilities and disabilities, and more, can strongly impact students' capacities to fulfill course expectations.
But while "differentiation" has become a pervasive buzzword within K-12 pedagogy, in higher education it remains unclear exactly how, where, when, and whose responsibility it is to engage and support students with various learning challenges.
Call for Roundtable Participants at the 2019 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Seattle, Washington:
Physical Media and Pedagogy in Archival Practices and Information Literacy
Chairs: Saul Kutnicki and Andy Uhrich, Indiana University
This session focuses on gender and contingency in the university work force and in the digital economy. Emphasis is on contingency in relation to women employed as adjuncts or other contingent faculty in universities, such as contract workers in the digital economy. This panel invites papers on approaches to deal with contingency and gender, including formal or structural models, reforms, and collective bargaining. The panel invites papers on efforts including localized or workplace-specific approaches and on related plans.
Digital Humanities and Narratives of Science, Technology, and MedicineNeMLA 50th Anniversary Convention in Washington DC (March 21-24, 2019)
This session seeks to use the concept of the absent present (that which is embodied by students but unacknowledged) within the classroom as a method of disclosure. Such a method is dedicated to both the literal and figurative spaces that foster agency for students and instructors as they embody and articulate multiple critical identities. Particular focus will be placed on the ways student backgrounds and identities are erased or ignored through various means including syllabi, modeled language, instructor feedback, and assignment and assessment structures. Attention to that which is present within our students but goes unacknowledged or undervalued allows for the exploration of ways to better foster more inclusive spaces.
CFP: Celebrating WPA, 1979–2019: Forty Years of Research, Collaboration, and Community
The editors of WPA: Writing Program Administration seek proposals for a variety of historical works to be included in a special issue of the journal to appear in summer 2019. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of WPA as a peer-reviewed publication and celebrate this journal’s evolutionary and revolutionary contributions to the field of writing program administration, we encourage proposals for the following:
This session is a part of the 50th annual NeMLA convention in Washington, D.C., to be held March 21-24, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17448
This panel, part of the NeMLA 2019 conference in Washington, DC from March 21-24, 2019, aims to bring together adjuncts, graduate students, and tenured professors to discuss how we can all work together to fight for a more democratic and just work environment. Topics might include ways to build solidarity to improve working conditions, more democratic ways to share power and responsibility between adjuncts, graduate students, and tenured professors, and ways to increase diversity in the university. Other topics that address solidarity between all workers in the university are welcome.
This roundtable will provide a forum for discussants to describe, analyze, and critique their experiences of teaching writing at specialized institutions. “Specialized institutions” will be interpreted broadly as an institution of higher education that is neither a traditional liberal arts college nor a regional, public university, but instead one that offers a narrower focus through its curriculum. For instance, federal service academies (i.e., West Point or Annapolis), technical colleges (i.e., Georgia Tech, MIT, or Cal Poly), or professional schools (i.e., Bentley University or FIT).
This session is a part of the 50th annual NeMLA convention in Washington, D.C., to be held March 21-24, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17458
This roundtable explores graduate student labor concerns, especially in light of recent and widespread labor struggles and unionization movements on campuses.
Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is hosting its fourth annual conference on trends in the teaching of college composition. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Krista Ratcliffe, Professor and Chair of English at Arizona State University.
Insensitivity to the demands of childcare is nowhere explicitly codified in any academic department or organization, but the formal structures and informal customs of the modern academic organization produce a bias that disproportionately affects the most vulnerable members of the academic hierarchies. Scholarship and childcare compete for time and attention. Extracurricular expectations — conference travel, participation in departmental committees, archival research, interviews & campus visits, &c. — take on new dimensions of difficulty. Graduate stipends and adjunct pay are prohibitively inadequate for the costs of having and raising children, even when supplemented with secondary incomes.
CFP for Kalamazoo 2019: The Medieval “Canon” in the Early British Literature Survey (A Roundtable)
Sponsored by MAM, the Medieval Association of the Midwest
Experiential Learning has been described as an innovative approach to pedagogy in the fields of literature, language, and composition. Proponents argue that integrating Experiential Learning opportunities such as public projects, the production of publications, partnerships with local organizations, volunteering, and field trips into the curriculum enable students to connect what they've learned in the classroom to the wider world. But the significance of the concept of experience in the scholarship on experiential learning, although far from self-evident, remains largely untheorized. In Songs of Experience, Martin Jay points out that in modern philosophy the concept of experience has taken on a range of meanings, sometimes to conflicting ends.
Securing a position as a fulltime tenure track professor is difficult but even more so for people with a disability. Despite an increased call for applicants from marginalized populations, people with a disability are more quickly eliminated as potential candidates for fulltime positions, either through direct discrimination or from ablest conventions of the job interview process.
When invited to speak in “the Personal and the Political Panel" as a respondent at the New York University Institute of Humanities conference, Audre Lorde begins with indicating the arrogance of feminist theory to assume that black, third world, queer women would have nothing to contribute to the white , non-queer, privileged, first world discussion. When she uttered her now famous – so famous that one can order a t-shirt , a mug, various paraphernalia with this sentence on it- master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house, Audre Lorde is standing in the most controversial of places and times, confronting the very master in their own house.
CALL FOR PAPERS
from current and prospective undergraduate students
27th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference
to be held at the
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 17, 2018
featuring poet and editor Simone Muench as Keynote Speaker (https://www.simonemuench.com)
Please submit abstracts for papers or presentations or samples of creative writing no later than Sept. 30, 2018 in any of the following categories:
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to education that emphasizes inclusivity in the design of curricula, instructional strategies, and assessment. Inspired by a movement in architecture to create accessible built environments, the UDL framework is intended to foster learning environments that provide welcoming spaces for learners of all types, according to the premise that structural “accommodations” intended to benefit particular students (closed captioning on videos, digital copies of print documents, alternative assessments, etc.) enhance the learning environment for all students. Increasingly, the UDL model is influencing public policy and the pedagogical climate of educational institutions from elementary schools to colleges.
The practice of peer assessment encompasses various strategies ranging from peer review, peer editing, peer evaluation, peer tutoring, and peer critique, among others. With so many labels and definitions, it is no wonder the use of peer assessment techniques remains erratic and poorly defined. Continued widespread uncertainty over how students should provide feedback during the assessment phase of the writing process has resulted in the need for further analysis. Little has been done to standardize the way in which peer assessment is implemented. It remains necessary to identify the nature of the content of student feedback, the kind of assistance teachers can provide, and how students might better support one another.
The digital age is changing the way we access the past. Previously, writers often accepted family lore, the recollections of elders, as a way to access the past. However, in the digital age, lore may be proven false. A recent post on a Facebook Ancestry.com group reported that a common disappointment for many users is that their DNA results indicate no Native American ancestry despite family legend of a great-grandmother “Cherokee Princess.”