Board-Sponsored Panel CFPs

ACCUTE 2019

  

The following CFPs are for panels on professional and disciplinary concerns organized by ACCUTE members.

  

Note: You must be an ACCUTE member in good standing to present on a board panel. The board organizer will forward any rejected proposals that are not ideally suited to the panel for inclusion in the General Pool.

Please email us for more information.

  

Deadline for all paper proposals:

November 15, 2018

  

New this year:

All submissions for ACCUTE should be made online through the ACCUTE Proposal Submission Form

  

To view a CFP, click on the panel name below, or scroll down to the full list of panels.

Contract Academic Faculty (CAF) Caucus 1: Professional Development and Precarity

CAF 2: Organizing Community: Contract Faculty, the Humanities, and Labour (Round Table)

Graduate Student Caucus (GSC): Encouraging Collaboration and Solidarity Amongst Grads (Round Table)

  

Contract Academic Faculty (CAF) Caucus 1

Professional Development and Precarity

Organizer(s): Ann Gagné (Durham College)

Professional development is an important part of maintaining currency with our field of study, pedagogical practices and the scholarship of teaching and learning. This panel will explore how Contract Academic Faculty (CAF) can maintain currency and what sort of professional development options are offered and needed going forward. We are interested in presentations that provide examples or the framework in response to the following:

  • Individualized professional development plans that translate into successful application in English classrooms.
  • Group professional development initiated and maintained without institutional support (self-identified PLNs)
  • How have we or do we do professional development as contract faculty?
  • What strategies need to be in place to document professional development?
  • Do precarious times necessitate alternative models of professional development and what does that look like?
  • Methods for enhancing and supporting contract faculty collaboration as PD
  • How do we open the circle of conversation around PD? (advocate for the need for PD)

Please submit by 15 November 2018 through the ACCUTE Proposal Submission Form.

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CAF 2

Organizing Community: Contract Faculty, the Humanities, and Labour (Round Table)

Organizer(s): Ann Gagné (Durham College)

We have just witnessed two of the longest higher education strikes in Canada (Ontario college faculty and York University contract faculty). Throughout these strikes, and other strikes in higher education, the idea of organizing and community building is always front and centre, but strategies to achieve this community are often missing. This roundtable is looking to bring together many allies and colleagues (contact faculty, tenured faculty members, union activists, grassroots community organizers) to discuss the role the humanities can and should play in organizing community. A recently released study by HESA states that “Part-time instructors made up 52% of the academic workforce” and that “part-time instructors teach 44% of all courses” (22). These numbers speak to why it is important, now more than ever, to think of how the humanities, our knowledge, and experience can strengthen community. What ethical responsibility does a humanities education have toward community? Participants will speak for 8-10 minutes each before discussion and questions.

Please submit by 15 November 2018 through the ACCUTE Proposal Submission Form.

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Graduate Student Caucus (GSC)

Encouraging Collaboration and Solidarity Amongst Grads (Round Table)

Organizer(s): Nevena Martinović (Queen’s)

Stereotypes of graduate programs describe fierce rivalries amongst graduate students filled with competitive book hoarding and theses hidden under lock and key. While grad student anxiety about research originality and job precarity is very real, the communities we work in do not have to amplify these fears, and can even work to provide professional opportunities, scholarly collaborations, and better mental health practices. The Graduate Student Caucus is seeking panelists for a roundtable on strategies for academic collaboration in the humanities, as well as the benefits that arise from its successes. We are interested in perspectives from graduate students, as well as adjuncts, postdocs and faculty. Panelists may discuss personal experiences or practical approaches. We encourage a wide range of proposals.

Topics may include:

  • co-authored articles and conference papers
  • peer/lateral mentorships
  • supervisory relationships
  • fostering supportive and healthy environments
  • graduate student societies within the department
  • working/reading/peer review groups
  • mental/social/health/professional benefits

Please submit by 15 November 2018 through the ACCUTE Proposal Submission Form.

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