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English Department Faculty

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 7:21 am / March 17, 2017


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Department of English

College of Arts and Sciences

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the largest national conference for writing studies scholars and teachers, is currently taking place in Portland, Oregon. More than 3,500 attendees are participating in pre-conference workshops, special interest groups and 50-plus concurrent sessions. The acceptance rate for speaking roles at this conference is 35-38 percent. More than 20 Boise State English department faculty are presenting this year, and other faculty and graduate students are attending the conference. Those with roles at the conference are:

Bruce Ballenger, speaker: “Essaying as Narrative Thinking”

Margaret Bundy, speaker: Innovative Pedagogical Approaches: Cultivating and Integrating Threshold Concepts in the First-Year Writing Classroom panel

Heidi Estrem, speaker, “Rhetorical Decision Making and the Write Class;” facilitator: Conference Proposal Submission 101: A Guide to the Process Panel; chair: Retention, Persistence, and Writing Programs panel; stage 1 proposal reviewer

Tiffany Hitesman, speaker: Where Do Lecturers Fit? Exploring the Culture of Change through the Study of Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Experiences panel

Melissa Keith, speaker: “The Affective Dimension of the Professional Development of Graduate Student Administrators in a Writing Center Community of Practice”

Lana Kuchta, speaker: Where Do Lecturers Fit? Exploring the Culture of Change through the Study of Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Experiences panel

Jim Fredricksen, speaker: “Learning to Understand Writers’ Intentions”

Jennifer Mallette, speaker: Writing and STEM Special Interest Group; Speaker, Cultivating Collaboration between Writing Studies and Engineering Panel

Kelly Myers, speaker: “Process vs. Product: The Movement of Empathetic Understanding”

Roger Munger, speaker: “Student Distress: Understanding and Using Policies, Laws, and Acts to Foster Safer Conditions for Learning”

Heidi Naylor, speaker: “Poetics: Literary Connections for FY Multilingual Writers”

Bernice Olivas, speaker: “Supporting First-Generation Writers in the Composition Classroom: Exploring the Practices of the Boise State McNair Scholars Program”

Danielle Packard, speaker: Innovative Pedagogical Approaches: Cultivating and Integrating Threshold Concepts in the First-Year Writing Classroom Panel

Michelle Payne, speaker: “On Making a ‘Bad Career Choice’: Administration, Emotive Dissonance, and Institutional Change”

Debra Purdy, poster session: “Conscientiously Creating Conditions for Successful Collaboration in a Technical Communication Service Course”

Dora Ramirez, think tank facilitator: Working and Getting Worked: An Interactive, Decolonial, Queer, and Feminist Roundtable on Labor in Rhetoric and Composition

Carrie Seymour, speaker: Where Do Lecturers Fit? Exploring the Culture of Change through the Study of Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Experiences panel

Gail Shuck, opening speaker: Cultivating Inclusive Multilingual Pedagogies and Practices in Composition Half-Day Workshop; Chair, Interrogating Reliability in ELL Assessment panel

Dawn Shepherd, speaker: “Rhetorical Decision Making and the Write Class;” Respondent: Retention, Persistence and Writing Programs panel

Samantha Sturman, speaker: “Refocusing Placement Data to Support Student Learning”

Karen Uehling, speaker: “Cross-Institutional Collaboration: From Pedagogy to Advocacy;” stage 1 proposal reviewer

Russell Willerton, stage 1 proposal reviewer, Outstanding Dissertation in Technical Communication committee