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Call for Proposals: Present at CBW 2012!

Call for Proposals

Gathered at the Gate: Basic Writing in Evidence
A Pre-Conference Workshop at CCCC

CCCC St. Louis, March 21, 2012

This CCCC pre-conference workshop will follow up on the Sense of the House motion passed at CCCC 2011 which stated, “Be it resolved that Basic Writing is a vital field and its students and teacher scholars a productive force within composition; is under attack by exclusionary public policies; and therefore must be recognized publicly and supported by CCCC as a conference cluster and with featured sessions.” It will do so by highlighting both the exclusionary forces at work as well as productive responses on local campuses demonstrated through evidence-based practices. This workshop will also provide critical support for basic writing educators by creating networking opportunities to work with faculty from across the United States in a focused, sustained way.


• Please do not submit a poster session if you are already presenting in another session at CCCC 2012. CBW is committed to using our open call to support as many faculty and researchers as possible to able to attend CCCC and CBW, especially but not limited to new and emerging scholars.

• Empirical research, innovative programs, theory, innovative classroom practices, case studies all welcome

• We are particularly interested in evidence-based work around the themes of exclusion and/or responses to it: data on the impact of exclusionary forces, studies assessing productive responses, etc. Both quantitative and qualitative data are of interest.

• Questions? Contact Dr. Hannah Ashley, Co-Chair, Council on Basic Writing, at


1. Submit a brief (300-500 word) description of your poster session to Hannah Ashley by midnight on Nov. 1. Strong proposals will address the workshop theme and guidelines herein.

2. Please also include the title of the submission, your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail, and phone number where you can be contacted.

Submit poster session proposals to
by November 1, 2011.

Notification will be by December 16, 2011.

About the CBW Workshop

Join us on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 for the CBW Pre-conference Workshop at CCCC. This full day workshop (9-5 p.m.) will feature speakers Bruce Horner and Mike Rose on the state of Basic Writing.

The workshop will also provide opportunities to hear about Baltimore Community College’s award winning ALP program, poster sessions featuring innovations from Basic Writing faculty around the country.

The CBW preconference workshop will also provide time for networking for faculty to meet and discuss basic writing.

Full agenda available January 2012. Register at CCCC 2012.


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