“Shifting Currents / Making Waves”
12th IWAC Conference: June 12-14, 2014
Call for Proposals
Submission begins: August 1, 2013
Submission deadline: November 4, 2013
Conference website: http://www.cce.umn.edu/iwac2014

“Literacy today is in the middle of a tectonic change… [T]hese are structural changes—global, educational, technological… How is it that what we teach and what we test can be so different from what our students know as writing?”—Kathleen Blake Yancey (2004)

“Situations (contexts) do not just exist…[but] are actively created, sustained, negotiated, resisted, and transformed moment-by-moment through ongoing work.”—James Paul Gee (2000)

The Center for Writing and the Office of Undergraduate Education at the University of Minnesota are delighted to announce a call for proposals for the 12th International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference (IWAC), to be held in the Commons Hotel on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, June 12–14, 2014.

Shifting Currents / Making Waves

The conference theme, “Shifting Currents/Making Waves,” references the lively Mississippi River (a few blocks from our on-campus conference hotel), WAC’s history as a progressive pedagogical movement, and its current activity in an era of accelerated change.

Among the shifts and waves we will discuss are those occurring in…

●       disciplinary and interdisciplinary discourse communities and conventions
●       location, focus, and pace of WAC, WID, and CAC programming
●       understanding of literacy development and transferability
●       multimodal reading and writing
●       methods used to access and attribute intellectual content (formerly known as reading and citing)
●       current influence of professional writing upon academic writing and writing instruction
●       global languages and translingualism in the writing-enriched classroom
●       course venues, class sizes, and instructor roles triggered by flipped classrooms, e-learning,
MOOCs, etc.
●       writing assessment theory and practice
●       approaches to assessing and sustaining WAC, WID, and CAC programming
●       graduate student mentoring and professionalization in WAC

Visit the conference website for more information: http://www.cce.umn.edu/iwac2014