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Below are the last five items from News. To read more, go there. To read sporadic entries on teaching, learning, writing, and using technology, go to my blog. For posts after May 10, 2014, go to Explorations in Learning.


Writing Program Administration Call for Special Issue Proposals

The Editorial Board of WPA: Writing Program Administration, the Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, invites proposals for a Special Issue with an anticipated publication date of Summer 2017. We are open to a range of topics/foci/themes consistent with the mission of the journal: to help both titled and untitled administrators of writing programs do their jobs, and to advance our discipline academically, institutionally, and nationally.

Please send completed proposals by May 30 to (yes, all three of us please): Seth Kahn <skahn@wcupa.edu>, Bradley Bleck <Bradley.Bleck@spokanefalls.edu>, and Brian Hendrickson <bhendric@unm.edu>. Send inquiries to Seth.

For more details, see the WPA Journal Special Issue CFP.

CFP: Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Globalization

Call for Submissions:
Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Globalization
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing
Volume 4 (2016)
Guest Editor: Tim John Moore

Globalization, understood as the expanding integration of economic, cultural, political, technological and social activities on a worldwide scale, presents challenges, opportunities, and crises, which can involve emerging literacies and changing modes of thought.  How might critical thinking and writing pedagogies shape and/or be shaped by this growing complexity?  DH welcomes the submission of work that both explores linkages of critical thinking and writing and considers how that work might contribute to, and perhaps to some extent define, the role of the university in the context of globalization.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016. All submissions should be made online at the journal site: http://qudoublehelixjournal.org/index.php/dh/index

12th Annual CamTESOL Conference

12th Annual CamTESOL Conference, Phnomn Penh, Cambodia, February 20-21, 2016
Website: http://www.camtesol.org/
Proposal deadline: September 15, 2015

CFP: 2015 Annual Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication

2015 Annual Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication
Location: Utah State University, Logan, UT
Dates: October 1-3, 2015
Theme:  Programmatic Perspectives: Research, Approaches, and Applications
Early Submission Deadline: 29 May 2015
Regular Submission Deadline: 7 July 2015

All proposals should be submitted as .doc files attached to an email message sent to cptsc2015@gmail.com. For details, download the Call for Proposals.

New Designs for SLW and SLWIS

Google has changed their search algorithm to be mobile friendly so I needed to change this site’s web design accordingly (and also the website for SLWIS). (See also the Google Webmaster Central blog.) Perhaps this summer, I’ll have time to review other possible designs that fit the site’s theme better.


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