2011 College English Association of Ohio Spring Conference (CEAO Spring Conferen)

Venue: Ohio University

Location: Athens, Ohio, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 15, 2011 End Date/Time: Apr 15, 2011
Registration Date: Apr 15, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 25, 2011
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2011 College English Association of Ohio Spring Conference
Ohio University, Athens, OH
April 15, 2011
Celebrating Achievement: Reflecting on Innovative Programmatic and Pedagogical Changes in Classrooms
Keynote Speaker: Gary Salvner, Professor and Chair of the English Department, Youngstown State University
As educators, there is no escaping the economic, political, and cultural tensions currently affecting our country, our cities, our schools, and our classrooms. Yet, in the face of these changing environments, administrators and teachers continually create new and exciting curriculums, classes, assignments, and practices with the resources they have available. The time has come to recognize and share these achievements with our state leaders, the public, and our colleagues. To this end, CEAO invites panels, papers, and roundtables connected to our conference theme. Topics might include, but are not limited to successful or innovative
• Pedagogical practices in literature, composition, creative writing, and linguistics courses;
• Ways of reading, writing, and teaching different genres, such as novels, short stories, poems, non-fiction, and online texts (blogs, wikis, etc);
• Visions of the future for universities, colleges, and community colleges;
• Methods implemented by literature, composition, creative writing, and linguistics departments/programs to handle issues related to staffing and scheduling, course curriculum, textbook costs, training of new faculty, and budgetary issues;
• Practices for engaging students in the community, the university/college, and the classroom through civic engagement, service learning, and other outreach opportunities;
• Professional development opportunities;
• Processes for involving and/or resisting the influence of recent government policies (including recent OBR changes)
CEAO welcomes proposals for individual 15-20 minute sessions or 60 minute panel sessions from graduate students, adjunct and part-time instructors, full-time faculty, as well as individuals living/working both inside and outside Ohio. In addition, presentations including technology are welcomed; all rooms will have a PC for the presenter to use. It will be attached to a data projector and have Office 2007 installed.
Send proposals of 300 words or fewer by February 25, 2011, to spring2011@englishceao.org. All proposals submitted by the deadline will be considered. In addition, include your name, academic rank, university affiliation, and a short 100-150 word biography in the email message.
Please visit http://www.englishceao.org/index.html for additional information. Those selected to present are expected to register for the conference.