We are inviting 1-paragraph proposals for up to twelve facilitator roles in a College Conference on Composition and Communication (CCCC) workshop focused on research about writing in higher education outside of the U.S. The workshop will be titled: New Webs of Relationships: International Dialogue about Higher Education Writing Research.
We have learned, through three previous workshops and other international exchanges, that we all need extended time to read, process, think through, and discuss in detail each other's work when we come from different institutional, political, geographic, theoretical and pedagogical places. This workshop and the work we do to prepare for it is designed to make such space available at the CCCC conference.
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 some kind of inquiry project with a focused research question, an identified methodology (qualitative, quantitative, ethnographic, historical, discourse analysis, etc), and the collection of data in some form. The project must be international, by which we mean (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. Your role in the workshop would be to provide a draft text about the research by the end of December 2010, 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.
Follow this link, CCCC Draft Proposal for Call, to review a draft of the workshop proposal, and we've listed sample titles from previous years' workshops to give you an idea of the kinds of work we've exchanged in past sessions. You are welcome to suggest changes to the overall proposal as you submit your individual part.
Please send your proposal by April 26th to:
This proposal can be quite informal (it serves to help us determine appropriate projects, and will not appear in the program), but should include:
We strongly encourage you to submit a proposal to the CCCC as individual presenters, as well. 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).
Cinthia Gannett and Tiane (Christiane) Donahue