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The Document Academy


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 4, 2014 - 10:16pm


The Document Academy Invites Proposals
for the 11th Annual Meeting of the Document Academy, DOCAM'14
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio
August (6)7-9, 2014

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: MARCH 15

Theme: "Documents Without Borders"

The theme of this year's meeting embodies the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary natures of document studies. In this light, the program committee encourages proposals promoting document discourse that is open to all formats, contents, and disciplines.

Presentations in any format can address the following (but will not be limited to)

 

ARST Article of the Year Award


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 4, 2014 - 1:02pm


ARST Article of the Year Award

The Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology's (ARST) Article of the Year Award recognizes the most outstanding article on the rhetoric of science and technology published the preceding calendar year. Criteria for selection include:

1) How well the article extends practical and theoretical knowledge related to the rhetoric of science and technology
2) The article’s potential for cross-disciplinary fertilization
3) The article’s potential for teaching future generations of rhetoric of science and technology scholars

 

2014 IWAC Conference (at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis & St. Paul)


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 3, 2014 - 1:27pm


Colleagues---you are now able to register for the 2014 IWAC Conference (at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis) here. It is also still possible to get the early rate on hotel reservations at The Commons, by clicking here

A few highlights:

Thursday, June 12th: Three interactive pre-conference workshops (listed below)*; a mind-opening keynote address by New Literacies scholars Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope; the first batch concurrent sessions, and a catered reception at the University's Weisman Art Museum.

 

"Blade Runner takes place five years from now."


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 3, 2014 - 11:06am


Via Krista Kennedy:
"Blade Runner takes place five years from now."

 

Scholarly Communication Institutes


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 2, 2014 - 10:06am


by KEVIN SMITH, J.D. on FEBRUARY 28, 2014 ·
Later this year, the first in a new series of Scholarly Communication Institutes will be held here in the Research Triangle and we are looking for proposals from diverse and creative teams of people who are interested in projects that have the potential to reshape scholarly communications.

 

Computers and Composition accepting nominations for awards


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 24, 2014 - 1:11pm


Computers and Composition is now accepting nominations for its annual awards in five categories. Award titles and descriptions may be viewed below. All nominations and supporting materials are due by March 15, 2014.

Dates of eligibility for all awards are January 1 through December 31 of 2013. All recipients will be honored at the 2014 Computers and Writing Conference. Queries and nominations can be directed to Kris Blair at kblair@bgsu.edu and supporting materials and nominations for any of the awards can also be mailed to:

Kris Blair
Department of English

 

TAs and MOOCs: Supporting our Newest Colleagues


Submitted by John W. Pell on February 21, 2014 - 2:06pm


In my experience, I have found my colleagues in Rhetoric and Composition to be generous, collaborative, and inquisitive. As a graduate student I was invited to participate in conferences and studies with faculty-mentors, as a job candidate I received advice from mid-career colleagues at conferences, and I even found my time with hiring committees to be instructive.

 

On Job Negotiation


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 20, 2014 - 12:06am


Get a Job!
'You Can't Always Get What You Want'
February 19, 2014
By
(Rhetorician) Cheryl E. Ball
A friend in a field with few jobs every year once told me that she wasn't about to negotiate her job offer because she was just grateful to have an offer. Job negotiations are tricky business but not beyond the realm of any offer. I've negotiated successfully for three jobs, gaining more than was in the original offer, but that doesn't mean I have received everything I have asked for.