These are the guidelines for participating in the 2022 online International Researchers Consortium workshop as an author and as a reader / workshop registrant.
Below participants will find all of the contributions to read in advance. The drafts are grouped into clusters. Participants can view each draft by clicking on the title. This will open a document in a new window to read, download or print, and eventually comment on in preparation for the workshop meetings.
Begin by scanning all of the texts once, to get a general sense of them. Each text includes a description of the institutional context in which the work is occurring, a brief glossary, and a digest of key theorists or theoretical groundings framing the work. Please read these before reading the draft text—they are key to fruitful exchange! Sometimes they can be found at the *end* of the text rather than the beginning.
After reading through all of the drafts, participants select a first and second choice of text to read in depth from each cluster (except, for authors, from the cluster that includes their own text; e.g. if an author’s text is in Cluster One, please inform us which are the first-choice and second-choice texts from each of the other clusters – Two, Three, and Four). So, authors pick six texts in all and any other workshop participant picks eight.
E-mail reading choices to email@example.com by February 18, 2022.
We will form reading groups for each draft based on participants’ reading preferences, making sure each person get as many first choices as possible but also ensuring all papers get a sufficient number of readers.
Participants will get reading schedules on February 21, 2022 and will have until March 5 to read the assigned texts in preparation for in-depth discussion.
Participants will thus be involved in four meetings. For authors, one you organize and three you attend (just as would have been the case in the day-long workshop); for others, four you attend. For this exchange to work, participants need to commit to attending all four meetings, please.
Authors will be responsible for contacting assigned readers and setting up a 40-minute online meeting (via zoom or any other platform) to discuss their text. Please make sure to include the workshop convenors (emails below) in correspondence to readers. We suggest scheduling reading seminars on March 7 or 8, if at all possible, but in any case no sooner than March 6. Consider choosing the day originally planned for traveling to Chicago! We will hold a shared final gathering at the scheduled CCCC workshop slot (see below).
We will inform each author of their readers’ names, email addresses, and time-zones. The workshop organizers will be included in all of the lists and one or more of us will plan to attend each session.
For convenience, we suggest using a free online scheduling application (such as Doodle https://doodle.com/create) to set up meetings.
During the discussions, keep in mind that many of these are works in progress—they vary a great deal in length and development. The idea is to share and further our work and thinking through this format. Remember that there will be no formal presentations in this workshop. The bulk of our time together is spent in actual discussion.
We will hold a synchronous online closing reflection with all workshop participants on March 9 at 11:00am -1:00pm EST. We apologize for the timing of this meeting, but it is the only time CCCC will allow. We will be sharing additional information and a meeting link a bit later.
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and:
Note: Time zones provided so that readers can select topic while also being mindful about the time zone, as everyone will join synchronous virtual meetings, organized by the presenter they select as readers for each cluster. (0 = ET (East Coast US))