CFP || IEEE Professional Communication Society Conference, Toronto

If you teach STEM communication at any level, please consider submitting a proposal for and/or attending the IEEE Professional Communication Society Conference July 23-25 in Toronto.

This is a smaller (compared to ASEE or CCCC) conference that is graduate student friendly and provides great opportunities for interactions with your colleagues.

You can view the call for papers here: http://procomm2018.utoronto.ca/how-to-participate/

CFP || College Conference on Composition and Communication workshop

Dear colleagues,

We are inviting brief proposals for up to twenty-four researcher-participant roles in a U.S. College Conference on Composition and Communication (CCCC) workshop focused on research about writing in higher education around the globe (see details below).

We know that researchers around the world are interested in finding sites, physical and figurative, for serious cross-national conversation that includes multiple research traditions.

For the tenth year, we are hosting a workshop that will take place at the annual CCCC. The conference next year is in Portland, Oregon, USA, March 15 to 18, 2017: http://www.ncte.org/cccc/conv/call-2017

The workshop is tentatively titled: Cultivating Research Capacity through International Exchanges about Higher Education Writing Research

This workshop, along with the exchanges we have before meeting at the conference, is designed to make space available at the CCCC conference for extended time to read, process, think through, and discuss in detail each other’s work. We have learned, through nine previous workshops and other international exchanges, that we all need this kind of time for real exchange, given that we come from different linguistic, institutional, political, geographic, theoretical and pedagogical places.

We want to engage researcher-participants from many countries and research traditions in an equal exchange dialogue, learning from each other: the primary focus is on the writing research itself.

The research can be focused on teaching or studying writing in any language. We are willing to help with translation of a text into English as needed, if the paper is accepted for the workshop; you may submit a proposal in any language as well, though we might ask you for a little help as we read it.

The brief proposal should describe a research project you would be interested in sharing with other facilitators and participants. It can be completed or in process. By research, we mean a project with a focused research question, an identified methodology (qualitative or quantitative; ethnographic, historical, discourse analysis, corpus analysis, etc), and the collection of data in some form.

The project should be “international” for a U.S. audience, by which we mean (*only* for the purposes of this U.S. call!!) carried out by either scholars in countries other than the U.S., or scholars collaborating deeply across borders, including U.S. borders, in any language. Your role in the workshop would be to provide a draft text about the research by the end of December 2016, to read the other facilitators’ texts before attending the CCCC conference, and to participate in the day-long workshop by leading a discussion about your project and participating in discussions of a subset of others’ projects.

A copy of last year’s (2016) workshop proposal is attached, to give you an idea of what the overall proposal will look like. We’ve included the titles from last year’s workshop to give you an idea of the kinds of work we’ve exchanged in past sessions. We will send out a draft of the 2017 overall proposal when you send in your project description. You will be welcome to suggest changes to the overall proposal at that point. You may notice that the proposal is written with a U.S. readership in mind–this is because the proposal review committee is comprised primarily of U.S. scholars. We seek to convince this audience that many CCCC attendees have much to learn from writing research in traditions other than the ones they find most familiar–that writing research needs multiple perspectives from multiple contexts and traditions. We also know how critical it is for all scholars to be directly engaged with projects and research models from multiple research traditions.

Please submit your proposal by May 2nd to [https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCCC2017 ]. Apologies for the short deadline!
A copy of the questions you’ll need to answer in the submission form is attached, for your use as you prepare your proposal. This proposal can be quite informal (it serves to help us determine appropriate projects, and only the title will appear in the program), so please feel free to send something along even if you feel it’s not quite fully worked out. Do keep a copy for yourself, as the survey collector will not send a copy back to you.

We strongly encourage you to submit a proposal to the CCCC as individual presenters, as well: <http://www.ncte.org/cccc/conv&gt; The CCCC format does allow individuals to present at both a workshop and a concurrent session (it does not allow individuals to present at more than one concurrent session).

Thank you! Please write with any questions at all.

Cinthia Gannett and Tiane (Christiane) Donahue

cinthiagannett@gmail.com

and

christiane.donahue@dartmouth.edu

CFP || Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing

Dear colleagues,

I invite you to consider attending the 2016 National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, which will be held in Tacoma, Washington USA, November 4-6, hosted by the University of Puget Sound. We will be offering three virtual sessions on Friday the 4th to facilitate presentations by peer tutors outside the US who aren’t able to attend the conference in person, as well as Twitter and Facebook posts. If you have ideas about other ways to foster more international collaboration, please contact me at ncptw2016@pugetsound.edu

The theme of the conference is “It’s for Everyone: The Inclusive Writing Center,” and we will explore the question of how we can more effectively serve all students, particularly those who may be otherwise marginalized by the academy. We especially welcome presentations (and posters and workshops) that consider linkages between the writing center and critical pedagogy, cultural competence, gender and sexuality, multilingualism, universal design, and interdisciplinarity. Questions for consideration may include but are not limited to the following:
•    What role can writing centers play in recognizing and nurturing—rather than erasing—difference?
•    In what ways do interpersonal dynamics in individual tutoring sessions relate to larger power relationships within the culture?
•    How do directive and nondirective tutoring approaches interact with student identities? How do we decide when to offer and when to withhold information about prestige dialects and why?
•    How might writing center pedagogy inform tutoring practices in the content areas?
•    Given that most learning disabilities are invisible, how can writing centers use practices that are universally accessible to all learners?

The deadline for submitting proposals is April 15, 2016.  More information on the conference is available at http://www.pugetsound.edu/ncptw2016.  Please direct questions to Julie Christoph at ncptw2016@pugetsound.edu.

Julie Nelson Christoph | Professor of English and Director of the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND
1500 N. Warner St. #1096
Tacoma, WA 98416-1096
T: 253.879.3282
pugetsound.edu

CFP || Academic Writing and English Language Learners Conference, Halifax

2nd Annual
Academic Writing and English Language Learners conference
April 29-30 | Saint Mary’s University | Halifax, NS
Global Methods – Local Practice
ELL Writing Pedagogy and Practice for Global Citizenship
April 29-30, 2016 | Saint Mary’s University | Halifax, Nova Scotia

Call for paper  | Topics related to Academic Writing & English Language Learners welcome. Successful submissions will include immediate and practical applications with pedagogical and theoretical foundations that conference attendees can use within their academic communities. Sessions will be in a 30-min paper and 1-hour workshop format. Please indicate preference in your submission.

Questions for consideration may include, but are not limited to:

Pedagogy and practice for multilingual classrooms
ELL pedagogy relating to globalized students
Learning community writing practice
Technology in writing practice relating to ELLs
Multimodal approaches to ELL writing instruction and practice
Considerations of general teaching and learning practice to ELLs
Please submit your 250 word proposals by March 7, 2016 via e-mail: writing@smu.ca

We encourage participation from all academic fields and disciplines.

#AWELL16 is a two-day conference designed for faculty, instructors, and writing centre professionals who teach and tutor ELL students. The goal of the conference is to provide tools and approaches in a workshop format that may be used directly in the classroom and tutoring sessions.