Archived CFP – 2015

Call for Participation


Update: Sub­mis­sion dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 2, 2015


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The con­fer­ence theme, Build­ing Engaged Infra­struc­ture, chal­lenges atten­dees to build eth­i­cal and durable community-university part­ner­ships through teach­ing, research, and com­mu­nity writ­ing, simul­ta­ne­ously chal­leng­ing fac­ulty who do community-engaged work to find sup­port within uni­ver­sity depart­ments. The theme also explores how to build insti­tu­tional sup­port for depart­ments them­selves as they become more com­mit­ted to community-engaged instruc­tion and schol­ar­ship across the cur­ricu­lum.  Build­ing that infra­struc­ture of sup­port, resources, and rela­tion­ships is essen­tial if the work is to be sustainable.

We wel­come pro­pos­als from aca­d­e­mics of all lev­els involved with engage­ment activ­i­ties and com­mu­nity mem­bers involved in work­ing for social change for indi­vid­ual paperspan­els of 3–4 pre­sen­ters, work­shops, and dig­i­tal “posters”  that will help us under­stand how writ­ing func­tions socially to inform, to empower, and to trans­form and how to build infra­struc­ture to sup­port engaged research and ped­a­gogy. Please feel free to con­tact the con­fer­ence com­mit­tee before propos­ing with any ques­tions about pre­sent­ing or ideas for workshops.

Pro­pos­als should be no longer than 500 words. Please feel free to use the form below or upload a file. (Doc­u­ments should include a cover page with the presenter’s name(s), pro­fes­sional title and affil­i­a­tion, and email.) Please spec­ify whether you are sub­mit­ting an indi­vid­ual paper, panel, work­shop, or dig­i­tal poster ses­sion and include the title.

  • Con­cur­rent Ses­sion Pro­posal: A panel ses­sion con­sists of 3–4 speak­ers pre­sent­ing for 75 min­utes, includ­ing at least 15 min­utes of Q and A. Pre­sen­ters may pro­pose a full panel or an indi­vid­ual paper.
  • Work­shop Pro­posal: A work­shop ses­sion will con­sist of 120 min­utes of pre­sen­ta­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tive work with par­tic­i­pants. Suc­cess­ful work­shop pro­pos­als will include the­o­ret­i­cal back­ground and ques­tions or prac­ti­cal tasks for the atten­dees that the work­shop lead­ers might facilitate.
  • Dig­i­tal “Poster” Dis­play : This mul­ti­modal and/or dig­i­tal work will be dis­played in com­mon areas for perusal and as dis­cus­sion and rela­tion­ship builders. Suc­cess­ful pro­pos­als will describe the topic/thesis of the project, the rela­tion­ship of that topic to the conference’s theme,  the mode/medium/technology with which it will be pre­sented, and any tech­nol­ogy needed to dis­play this work publicly.

We invite pro­pos­als related to Build­ing Engaged Infra­struc­ture on the fol­low­ing topics:

  • Writ­ing in the community
  • Pub­lic and civic rhetorics
  • Community-engaged ped­a­go­gies, includ­ing service-learning
  • Lit­er­acy studies
  • Dig­i­tal activism, such as dig­i­tal sto­ry­telling and mul­ti­modal pub­lic rhetorics
  • Social entre­pre­neur­ship and business/professional writing
  • Community-based schol­ar­ship and research
  • Race, class, gen­der, and diversity
  • Writ­ing and social justice
  • Cre­ative non-fiction and journalism
  • Sus­tain­abil­ity and food studies
  • Com­mu­nity publishing
  • Admin­is­tra­tive work with and sup­port for community-engaged writ­ing and research
Update: Sub­mis­sion dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 2, 2015


 » To sub­mit a pro­posal, please use this form.

Files may be uploaded option­ally. (File for­mats: RTF, DOC, or PDF)


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