Official CBW Events at CCCC

Here is your guide to every official Council on Basic Writing session at CCCC 2016.  Please try to attend one or more of these sessions in order to help us continue to build the CBW as an institutional force at CCCC.  A guide to other Basic Writing sessions is forthcoming.

4/6               9:00-5:00     W.05  CBW Workshop                Hilton Room 335 C, Level 3

“The Transformative Action of Basic Writing”

This year’s all-day workshop will explore how the lives of students and instructors intersect with their institutions and communities to demand basic writing action that fosters social justice. Throughout the day, we will consider how the practice of BW affirms student lives and respects student agency while fostering collective action amongst BW researchers and instructors.

4/7               1:45-3:00    TSIG.11 CBW Business Meeting             Hilton Room 344A, Level 3

“CBW Business Meeting”

The Council on Basic Writing, a standing group of CCCC, invites all members of the CBW and all interested parties to attend the first public meeting of the CBW Executive Board. Agenda items for this meeting will include reviewing the CBW mission, membership, and annual goals; discussing annual awards; planning for the annual CCCC workshop; electing new board and committee members; and electing a new co-chair of the CBW. Member and audience commentary will be welcome; voting will be limited to board members.

4/7               4:45-6:00     E.06  CBW Sponsored Session      Hilton Ballroom of the                                                                                                                              Americas, Salon E, Level 2

“Shaping the Field, Shaping the Community, Shaping the Classroom:  The Council on Basic Writing at 35”

The Council on Basic Writing (CBW) is thirty-five. Where have we been? How has the field changed? How has the CBW helped to navigate those changes? Where is the field going? How will CBW be part of the shifting field? In this roundtable discussion, we invite six former chairs of the CBW to reflect on the past, present, and future of basic writing in general and the CBW in particular, based on their experiences of guiding the CBW through new steps of development and through institutional and cultural challenges to both the organization and the field.

4/7               6:30-7:30         TSIG.02  CBW Sig                   GRB Room 351C, Level 3

“CBW SIG:  Contemplating Action in the Classroom, Institution, State, Nation”

The Council on Basic Writing hosts this Special Interest Group for basic writing teachers and anyone who is concerned about access to higher education. This meeting will focus on the reciprocal interactions of pedagogy and policy. Participants are encouraged to bring assignment ideas and teaching strategies as material for sharing and as a starting point for conversations regarding how Basic Writing instructors can use pedagogy to affirm, shape, and explore policy.

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