2009 North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing

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North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing
"Perceptions and (mis)Representations: Writing in Secondary and Post-Secondary Classrooms"
October 16-17, 2009
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

The North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing is interested in facilitating discussions focusing on student writing in high school, community college, and university environments. While the examination of issues regarding any of these environments is important, it is also crucial for scholars to consider the transition from secondary to post-secondary education and how instructors at each level can work with students who are developing writing expertise. To that end, the symposium organizers welcome proposals for panels and papers on a variety of topics; those addressing any of the concerns above will be given special consideration.

Related topics include (but are not limited to):
* Architecture of writing programs
* Assessment of student writing
* Placement of students in college writing courses
* Influences of "end of grade" testing on student thought processes
* Efficacy of AP and IB college preparatory programs
* Integration of technology & new media into the writing classroom
* Models for (and connections between) writing instruction in the secondary and post-secondary classroom
* Prosperity in an era of budget cuts and faculty reduction
* Curricular exchange: sharing expectations of writing programs in high schools, community colleges, and universities

The keynote speaker for this year's symposium will be Kathleen Blake Yancey, Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Director of the graduate program in Rhetoric and Composition at Florida State University, as well as past president of the National Council of Teachers of English and incoming editor of the journal College Composition and Communication.

Specific Guidelines for Submission:
Individual paper proposals should be 200-300 words in length.
Panel submissions should not total more than 1000 words.
Panels will be 75 minutes in length, including Q&A.

All sessions will be held in rooms with internet access and projection capabilities. Please indicate any other special technology requirements.

We encourage participation from all faculty ranks, and we particularly encourage contingent faculty, K-12 faculty, and graduate student participation.

The deadline for proposals is May 18, 2009.
Submit proposals as a Microsoft Word compatible attachment (.doc) or PDF to:
Kevin Brock (kevin_brock@ncsu.edu)