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Throughout the day on Saturday, the keynote speakers will be available during the concurrent sessions to meet with individuals and groups that are interested in discussing the challenges faced by their programs. For more information or to make an appointment, contact the Research and Writing Institute Coordinator: Paul.Pasquaretta@Quinnipiac.Edu
Conference proposals are due Thursday, June 30, 2016.
Our Theme: Connectivity in its diverse and expanding forms – technological, institutional, glob- al, social, neurobiological, linguistic, and textual - has a profound effect on the way we process, comprehend and apply what we learn. The exponential growth and complexity of knowledge, along with our virtually unlimited access to it, have en- hanced the need to make meaningful connections between what we know and what we seek to understand. In an educational environment that is increasingly dependent on the ability to forge connections, how are meaningful connections made? By whom and for whom are they made? How is the need for creative con- nectivity evidenced in the classroom? What role does connectivity play in the achievement of learning outcomes?
Proposals can be submitted via email to the Research and Writing Institute coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome individual and group proposals. Panel sessions will be 90 minutes to allow for discussion. Individual presentations will be limited to roughly 20 minutes each.
Please include the following in your proposal:
?? Information about each presenter, including name, title, institutional affiliation, phone number and email.
?? 500-750 word abstract/session description
What is the Meaningful Writing Project?
The intent of the Meaningful Writing Project is to understand how students across three very different institutions--a private, urban Catholic university (undergraduate enrollment: 14,000); a private, urban university known for experien- tial learning (undergraduate enrollment: 15,600); and a public R1 institution (undergraduate enrollment: 20,000)--make meaning from their writing.
We found that meaningful writing projects offer students opportunities for agency; for engagement with instructors, peers, and materials; and for learning that connects to pre- vious experiences and passions and to future aspirations and identities. Students described the power of personal connection, the thrill of immersion in thought, writing and research, and the satisfaction of knowing the work they produced could be applicable, relevant, and real world. Faculty who taught courses in which meaningful writing took place often deliberately build these qualities into their teaching and curriculum, expressing their goals and values for writing through specific practices.
Michele Eodice is the Associate Provost for Academic Engagement and director of the OU Writing Center at the
University of Oklahoma. Michele’s current research explores creative knowing in engineering and doctoral stu-
dent writing experiences. Among her publications, twobooks are the products of important collaborations: (First Person)2 : A Study of Co-Authoring in the Academy (2001), written with Kami Day, and The Everyday W riting Center: A Community of Practice (2007), written with Anne Ellen Geller, Frankie Condon, Meg Carroll, and Elizabeth H. Boquet. In 2013 she published W orking with Faculty W riters with Anne Ellen Geller as co-editor.
At St. John’s University in Queens, New York, Anne Ellen Geller is Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, which was awarded a 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Writing Program Certificate of Excellence. She teaches undergraduate and graduate English courses, directs a writing fellows program and works with faculty across the disciplines. Anne’s research and published writing, twice recognized with the International Writing Centers Association Outstanding Scholarship Award, focuses on writing cen- ters, writing across the curriculum, support for faculty and student writers, co-authorship, and National Endowment for the Humanities funding of writing programs.
Neal Lerner is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, which was a 2014 recipient of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Writing Program Certificate of Excellence. He has published on the history, theory, administration, and practice of teaching writing in classrooms, laboratories, and writing centers, and is a five-time IWCA Outstanding Scholarship Award recipient. His book The Idea of a W riting Laboratory won the 2011 NCTE David H. Russell Award, and he is also co-author of Learning to Communicate as a Scientist and Engineer: Case Studies from MIT, winner of the 2012 CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award, and co-author of The Longman Guide to Peer Tutoring, 2nd ed.
The three co-directors of The Meaningful Writing Project were the recipients of the Best Poster Award at the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication and the research was supported by a 2010-2011 CCCC Re- search Initiative Grant. Their book The Meaningful Writing Project: Learning, Teaching, and Writing in Higher Educa- tion will be published by Utah State University Press in 2017.
Writing Research Across Borders (WRAB) IV
International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research - ISAWR invites you to the Fourth World Conference on Writing Research
15th - 18th February, 2017
Bogotá, Colombia, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Call for proposals Proposal Deadline 1st April, 2016
The International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research (ISAWR) is composed of researchers from all over the world interested in writing across all education levels.
ISAWR's Writing Research Across Borders conference is currently the most important global research meeting on writing research and is aimed at discussing topics related with writing and knowledge production across different levels of education. In seven years, the WRAB Conference has promoted the exchange of approaches, the regular updating and the creation of networks to carry out research and international projects. In order to share experiences and research on reading and writing from all over the world, more fully with the work in Latin America and the Caribbean, the next Conference will be held in Bogotá, Colombia, February 2017.
Previous WRAB conferences were: Writing Research Across Borders (2008) – University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA Writing Research Across Borders II (2011) - George Mason University, de Fairfax, Northern Virginia, USA Writing Research Across Borders III (2014) - Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Paris, France
The Conference Organizers invite proposals for presentations, symposia, round tables, and posters from all perspectives and methods, as well as directed to all levels of writing development.
Deadline for submission of proposals: April 1, 2016
Proposal acceptance notices sent: June 2016
Proposers must accept the invitation and register for the conference in order to appear on the program: of October 31, 2016.