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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.

 

Call for Awards for NCA Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 19, 2014 - 2:05pm


Call for Awards for NCA Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division

The Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of NCA invites nominations for the 2014 New Investigator Award, the 2014 Distinguished Scholar Award, and the 2014 Faculty Mentorship Award. Nominations are due by June 2, 2014.

 

2015 RSA Summer Institute in Madison, Wisconsin


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 17, 2014 - 1:15pm


February 17, 2014
The 2015 RSA Summer Institute in Madison, Wisconsin, will provide the widest array of seminars and workshops since the first summer institute was held in 2005. With seven seminars and twenty-one workshops, the Summer Institute at Madison presents outstanding opportunities for scholars of all ranks and in all areas of rhetorical study to work with leading voices in the field.

The Summer Institute in Madison will be held from Monday June 1 through Sunday June 7, 2015.

 

The Long Tail and Higher Education


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 16, 2014 - 1:36pm


The Long Tail is the principle that, as more and more product is available and findable by customers, less and less demand will be placed on "hits" and more and more demand will fall to the mid-level and niche products. The rise of web-searchable databases for books and of ebooks means that more and more book sales come from the very deep backlist and the very small publisher, instead of from the bestseller. In some ways, desire for access to that backlist made Amazon and the Big Box retailers of the 1990s possible, in the book world.