Trends in Teaching College Composition Conference

deadline for submissions: 
August 17, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Collin College



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.


This one-day conference will take place at the Collin Higher Education Center in McKinney, Texas, just north of Dallas, on Friday, October 5, 2018. Conference organizers would like to invite scholars to take part in this conference and submit proposals for individual papers, full sessions, or presentations. Conference organizers are particularly interested in interactive workshops that might be proposed. Graduate students, in particular, are encouraged to submit their work.


Potential topics might include:

  • Best practices
  • Critical thinking in the composition class
  • Dual credit
  • Use of technology and multimedia
  • Teaching argument
  • Revision strategies
  • Visual rhetoric
  • Teaching research and/or documentation strategies
  • Collaborative and team-building pedagogies
  • Civic engagement
  • Strategies for dealing with plagiarism


Those interested should submit an abstract of no more than 150 words to by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018. Please write “Trends Conference Proposal” in the subject line. Abstracts should also include name, e-mail address, phone number, a brief biography, and requests for technology. Presentations will be 15-20 minutes long, and full panels or workshops will be one hour and 15 minutes. For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Kirby or Dr. Michael Schueth, Co-Organizers of the Trends Conference, at