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Converging Literacies Center, Year 2

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The Converging Literacies Center is now in its second year. Slides from presentation to the various stakeholders across campus (library administrators, representatives from multiple departments) …

The Converging Literacies Center is now in its second year. Slides from presentation to the various stakeholders across campus (library administrators, representatives from multiple departments) regarding CLiC's progress and potential next steps at Texas A&M-Commerce.

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  • 1. Converging ()
      • est. 2007
  • 2. CLiC: Year 1
    • Develop Interdisciplinary Advisory Board
    • Bring in Outside Consultant (Richard Selfe, Director of the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, the Ohio State University)
    • Establish 5-year plan
    • Generate departmental and campus-wide buy-in
    • Develop interdisciplinary partnerships
    2007-2008
  • 3. CLiC: Year 1 (cont.)
    • Develop scholarly framework for CLiC
    • Publish, publish, publish!
    • Present, present, present!
    • Establish partnership with the National Conversation on Writing and, more formally, the Gee Library
    2007-2008
  • 4. CLiC: Year 1
    • Establish procedures and protocols for intake of NCoW submissions, offer intellectual and administrative support for this growing national resource
    • Offer Professional Development workshop and explore other opportunities for outreach
    2008-2009
  • 5. CLiC: Year 1
    • Continue with Celebrations of Student Writing, revamping FYC curriculum to reflect best practices emerging from CLiC-sponsored research (and elsewhere)
    • Integrate new media into FYC curriculum
    • Develop mechanisms for supporting writing in multiple modalities (through the writing center)
    • Establish new media writing studio in CSC
    • National search for new tenure-line writing center director
    2007-2008
  • 6. CLiC: Year 2
    • National Search for tenure-line writing center director (Tabetha Adkins, PhD, University of Louisville--literacy studies, writing center studies, basic writing studies, new media)
    • National Search for tenure-line FYC director with new media emphasis (reopen next year)
    • Develop more elaborate systems and protocols for supporting faculty, staff, and student work with new media
    2008-2009
  • 7. CLiC: Year 2
    • Begin integrating new media into graduate courses
    • Extend Celebration of Student Writing to include students beyond English 102
    • Further establish National Conversation on Writing (through CLiC-submissions, modeling, video/audio development)
    • publish, publish, publish
    • present, present, present
    2008-2009
  • 8. CLiC: Year 2
    • And some exciting, somewhat unexpected developments!
    2008-2009
  • 9. Publications (forthcoming, plus one under review)
    • Carter, Shannon and Donna Dunbar-Odom. “The Converging Literacies Center: An Integrated Model for Writing Programs.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Accepted and forthcoming. (webtext)
    • Dunbar-Odom, Donna and Shannon Carter. “Writing for Our Lives: An Integrated Model for Writing at Composition’s ‘End.’” Journal of Writing Program Administrators . Under review.
    • Carter, Shannon. “The Activist Writing Center.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy . Fall 2011. Accepted and Forthcoming (webtext).
    • Carter, Shannon and Bump Halbritter, eds. (Re)mediating the Conversation: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Summer 2011. Special issue, forthcoming.
    • Many more in development., including textbooks Many more already in print (including Donna’s book Defying the Odds and Shannon’s The Way Literacy Lives.
  • 10. Presentations
    • CCCC 2007 (NYC), National Council for Teachers of English 2007 (NYC), Texas Council for Teachers of English Language Arts 2008 (Houston), South Central Writing Centers Association (Norman, OK), CCCC 2008 (New Orleans, LA), International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference 2008 (Austin, TX), Council of Writing Program Administrators 2008 (Denver, CO), Thomas R. Watson Conference on Writing and Rhetoric 2008 (Louisville, KY) National Council for Teachers of English 2008 (San Antonio, Texas), National Writing Project 2008 (San Antonio, Texas), CCCC 2009 (San Francisco, CA), Council of Writing Program Administrators 2009 (Minneapolis, MN)
  • 11. http://ncow.org/site/index.htm
  • 12. http://ncow.org/features/feature_1_09.htm
  • 13. http://ncow.org/site/about/index2.html
  • 14. Conference on Basic Writing
    • Texas A&M-Commerce (via CLiC becomes CBW institutional home--after 10 years at ASU
    • CLiC major redesign of CBW site
    • CLiC major redesign of BWe--Basic Writing e-Journal (peer reviewed)
    • CLiC publishes 2008 issue, 2009 now taking submissions
    website: http://orgs.tamu-commerce.edu/CBW/ Journal: http://orgs.tamu-commerce.edu/BWe/
  • 15. CLiC spaces
    • http://writingwithnewmedia.blogspot.com/2009/04/week-12-agenda.html
    • equipment
    • support
  • 16. Celebrations!
    • Part I: Celebrating First-Year Researchers
    • Part II: Celebrating Writing with New Media (graduate students)
  • 17. First-Year Researchers
    • Who? all English 102 students
    • Wednesday, May 13, 2:30-4:00
    • SRC, 2nd floor
    • http://faculty.tamu-commerce.edu/scarter/csw_invitation.html
  • 18. Writing with New Media
    • Who? English 597 students, plus a couple faculty and staff members
    • When? Thursday, May 14, 4:30-7:00
    • http://faculty.tamu-commerce.edu/scarter/CLiC/clic-events.htm
    • http://writingwithnewmedia.blogspot.com /
  • 19. What’s Next?
    • Lecture series
    • Second Life
    • and ...?

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