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The Council of Writing Program Administrators seeks nominations for its Best Book Award for 2020. This award recognizes books whose authors or editors have made an outstanding contribution to the field of writing program administration. Books must have a copyright date of 2018 or 2019.
In the spirit of the CCCC 2020 call for proposals, “Considering Our Commonplaces,” we invite educators to reconsider commonplaces by bringing their successes, challenges, and instructive failures as the 2020 Teacher to Teacher event. The CCCC call notes, “commonplaces often entail ideas about learners and learning—what learners do and need, how learning happens, and on what grounds learning may be refused.” Further, it asks us to explore “[W]hat [we] know, and how do [we] know it? What will it take for [us] to learn more, or learn differently?” Teacher to Teacher (T2T) invites colleagues to engage each other as literacy educators, to share examples of efforts that have worked particularly well as well as solicit feedback on approaches that we imagined would be successful but that were not. We invite proposals for table presentations that (re)discover commonplaces of writing pedagogy through the exchange of teaching ideas and accounts of what happens in the classroom: the values we share and mobilize us and the pedagogical policies and practices that, for a range of reasons, fell short.
Submitted by KristineJohnson on June 28, 2019 - 20:00
Founded in 1978, the Council on Undergraduate Research defines undergraduate research (UR) as “an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.” The American Association of Colleges and Universities offers a similar definition of UR, as that which “involve[s] students with actively contested questions, empirical observation, cutting-edge technologies, and the sense of excitement that comes from working to answer important questions.”
Submitted by Susan.Thomas@sy... on April 10, 2019 - 20:42
In the wake of #Lock Her Up, #MeToo, and the Kavanaugh hearings, the world’s gaze has been firmly transfixed on Hollywood, the US Government, and the subsequent feminist backlash against the silencing and shaming of vulnerable women by powerful men. However, away from the glare of world politics, the casting couch and college frat parties, is the equally disturbing yet lesser known phenomenon of women being silenced within the academic community.