The goal of this conference is to support best practices in working with diverse students in diverse writing environments. Examining the intersection of diversity and writing is critical in developing engaging and ethical composition courses. NCTE and CCCC have a long history of supporting students from diverse backgrounds with the 1974 Resolution on the Students’ Right to their Own Language and the recent Supporting Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners in English Education. In 2016, instructors are still concerned about honoring their students’ linguistic varieties while also working with them to write in multiple modes for many audiences. As new forms of composition emerge, instructors are seeking ways to incorporate digital literacy activities for students to write for a range of readers. This conference will provide an opportunity for participants to share their research in digital writing, multimedia writing, working with diverse students, and writing across the curriculum. We are delighted to invite proposals that consider addressing the needs of diverse writers while working in multiple genres, formats, and modalities.
Creative interpretations of our theme are welcome. Our goal is to promote new ideas and fresh voices among faculty, graduate students, non-tenure track faculty and administrators at two- and four-year institutions.
In keeping with our theme, conference organizers have carved out a variety of diverse conference options during the three-day event. Participation options during the three-day event includes:
A shuttle will be available all three days, at 30-minute intervals, to transport conference participants between the hotels and the campus. Plan to join us Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Eastgate to enjoy appetizers while we get acquainted with colleagues and conference facilitators.