Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) conference in 2012

The Department of Writing and Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Division of Continuing Education at Georgia Southern University are proud to announce the call for proposals for the 11th International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference to be held in the Coastal Georgia Center in the Historic District of Savannah, Georgia (USA) on June 7-9, 2012.

The Future is WAC
In recent years, we have seen many changes in our institutions, from the increasing importance of digital communication technologies to challenging economic climates and changing demographics. “The Future is WAC” will focus on the ways in which WAC programs and professionals may need to expand their efforts in response to these challenges and how these initiatives can lead the way for our institutions to be self-sustaining and proactive in meeting the changing needs of our students and the communities of which we are a part. It will welcome presentations, interactive workshops, and posters that explore the ways in which WAC has been sustained and enhanced its presence in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and around the globe. We hope that the conference will include multiple voices and a variety of perspectives on WAC today.

Call for Proposals
Each concurrent session at WAC 2012 lasts 75 minutes, allowing 60 minutes for presentations and 15 minutes for discussion. Conference chairs Randall McClure, Michael Pemberton, and Janice Walker welcome proposals for engaging, interactive
20-minute individual presentations
60-minute poster presentations
60-minute multi-presenter panels
3-hour pre-conference workshops (to be held Thursday morning)
In addition to proposals for presentations, panels, and workshops that respond to the conference theme, topics may include the following: administration, assessment, curriculum, economics, faculty development, history of WAC, interdisciplinary collaboration, student learning, politics, research, school/college collaboration, sustainability, teaching, technology, theory, writing, and other forms of communicating across the disciplines. We particularly encourage collaborative projects among contributors from varied disciplines.

Individual presentations will be grouped by shared topic, and a session chair will be assigned; all multi-presenter proposals should identify a session chair among the presenters. Proposals will require a short, one- or two-sentence description of the presentation along with a 250-word abstract (and another 250-word abstract of the entire session in the case of panels) and may be edited until the deadline date of November 1, 2011.

To Submit Proposals & For More Information
Proposals must be submitted via the conference website. Details on the conference and the website will be available soon. Please check http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/conferences.html for updates.

For more information, contact Randall McClure at randallmcclure@georgiasouthern.edu.

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