Paul Kei Matsuda

CFP: CCCC 2013 Workshop

From: Christiane Donahue <>
Date: March 31, 2012 7:40:16 MST
To: Paul Matsuda <>
Subject: willing to post CFP?

Hi Paul,
Would you be willing to post or circulate this CFP?
Thank you--hope you are well and happy,

Dear colleagues,

Please circulate (and consider for yourselves and collaborators!):

We are inviting 1-paragraph proposals for up to twenty-four facilitator roles in a College Conference on Composition and Communication (CCCC) workshop focused on research about writing in higher education outside of the U.S. We understand that U.S. researchers often know very little about writing research in the multiple rich traditions beyond our borders (physical and figurative). For the sixth year, we are planning to propose a workshop that (if accepted) will take place at the annual CCCC conference. The conference next year is in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 13-16:

The workshop is tentatively titled: Diverse Disciplines, New Publics: Dialogues about International Higher Education Writing Research

We have learned, through four previous workshops and other international exchanges, that we all need extended time to read, process, think through, and discuss in detail each other's work when we come from different linguistic, institutional, political, geographic, theoretical and pedagogical places. This workshop, along with the work we do to prepare for it, is designed to make such space available at the CCCC conference. It is intended to engage researcher-participants from many countries and research traditions in equal exchange dialogue, learning from each other: the primary focus is on the writing research itself. We are willing to help with translation of a text into English as needed, if we accept it for the workshop. The research can be focused on teaching writing in any language.

The brief proposal should describe a research project you would be interested in sharing with other facilitators and participants. It can be completed or in process. By research, we mean a project with a focused research question, an identified methodology (qualitative, quantitative, ethnographic, historical, discourse analysis, etc), and the collection of data in some form. 

The project must be international, by which we mean (for the purposes of this U.S. call) carried out by either scholars in countries other than the U.S. or scholars collaborating deeply across borders, including U.S. borders, in any language. Your role in the workshop would be to provide a draft text about the research by the end of December 2012, to read the other facilitators' texts before attending the CCCC conference, and to participate in the day-long workshop by leading a discussion about your project and participating in discussions of a subset of others' projects.

A copy of last year's workshop proposal is attached, to give you an idea of what the overall proposal will look like. We've also listed sample titles from previous years' workshops to give you an idea of the kinds of work we've exchanged in past sessions. You will be welcome to suggest changes to the overall proposal when you send us your individual part! We will send out a draft at that point. You may notice that the proposal is written with a U.S. readership in mind--this is because, as you know, the proposal review committee is comprised primarily of U.S. scholars. We seek to convince this audience that many CCCC attendees have much to learn from writing research in traditions other than the ones they find most familiar--that writing research needs multiple international perspectives.

Please send your proposal by April 27th to: 


This proposal can be quite informal (it serves to help us determine appropriate projects, and only the title will appear in the program), but must include:

• A title (you will have a chance to revise the title).

• Your name and preferred title, your institution, your full home mailing address, your phone number, and whether this would be your first time at the CCCC conference.

• A short description of your project:

- research question(s),

- methodology, 

- key theoretical frame(s),

- tentative results or conclusions.

We strongly encourage you to submit a proposal to the CCCC as individual presenters, as well. The CCCC format does allow individuals to present at both a workshop and a concurrent session (it does not allow individuals to present at more than one concurrent session).

Thank you! Please write with any questions at all.

Cinthia Gannett and Tiane (Christiane) Donahue


Position Opening at Colorado State University



Colorado State University



The Department of English at Colorado State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of English with a specialty in second/foreign language assessment. The successful candidate will be appointed untenured and at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a nine-month, tenure-track appointment to begin August 16, 2012.


Required Qualifications

·      Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics or equivalent in hand at time of appointment

·      Evidence of scholarly potential in Applied Linguistics

·      Demonstrated expertise in language assessment

·      Native or near-native English skills


Preferred Qualifications

·         Ability to help plan and deliver professional development on language assessment to CSU faculty working with international students to ensure the students' academic success

·      Evidence of scholarly agenda with quantitative and qualitative empirical research in applied linguistics

·      Demonstrated record of professional activity in TESL/TEFL or Applied Linguistics

·      Record of effective college teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level

·      Experience in mentoring or working with students of diverse backgrounds



The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in TESL/TEFL, second/foreign language assessment, and other relevant English department courses. He or she will assist with professional development for faculty working with international students in general education courses and in specific fields (such as business, engineering, and computer science). The candidate will also assist with internationalization initiatives at the university and development of the MA TESL/TEFL program. Teaching responsibilities include four courses per year for a portion of the time before tenure, and then adjusted according to the department's differential workload policy. The successful candidate will also advise students, engage in research and publication, and provide service to the department, university, and profession. Candidates who can enhance the Department's commitment to diversity through teaching, research, and service are encouraged to apply.


Salary will be commensurate with assistant professor rank and experience.


Application Procedures and Deadlines

Please send a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Also include evidence of scholarship and professional development, and three letters of recommendation to: Gerald Delahunty, Chair, Applied Linguistics/English as a Second/Foreign Language Search Committee, Colorado State University, Department of English, 1773 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1773. Direct routine inquiries to Sue Russell at (970) 491-1898. Applications may be submitted electronically, to be sent to Campus interviews of finalists will be conducted in May. This is an open search. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the faculty of the Department of English. Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, applications must be postmarked by April 16, 2012.

General Information

Colorado State University (about 30,000 students) is located in Fort Collins, a growing community of close to 144,000 at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front Range, 65 miles north of Denver. The area is noted for its natural beauty and abundant cultural and recreational activities.

Colorado State University is a Research I comprehensive land-grant university. The Department of English has a tenure-track faculty of 35, approximately 500 undergraduate majors, and more than 140 graduate students. We appoint approximately 35 graduate teaching assistants who teach creative and expository writing and English as a second language. Undergraduate concentrations in creative writing, English education, language, literature, and writing lead to a B.A. in English. Master of Arts degrees are offered in creative non-fiction, English education, literature, rhetoric and composition, and TEFL/TESL. A Master of Fine Arts is offered in creative writing. More information is available on the English Department Home Page at:

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.


New AILA Ren on Academic Publishing

A new AILA ReN (research network) has been approved and is forming around the research area of academic publishing. The AILA Pub-Ren is being coordinated by Mary Jane Curry, University of Rochester, US; Theresa Lillis, The Open University, UK; and David Hanauer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. So far we have set up a Google Group open to all. You can join the AILA Pub-Ren by going to Google Groups and signing up. Among our aims is the sharing of resources and investigating ways to influence policy.
Thanks, and see you at AAAL!
Mary Jane Curry, PhD
Associate Professor, Language Education
Director, Writing Support Services (
Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education & Human Development
PO Box 270425, Dewey Hall 1-160G
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627
TEL 585.273.5934
FAX 585.473.7598

Last update: January 6, 2008