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Call for Panels, Roundtables, and G.I.F.T.S. 2017: Community College Interest Group

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By Colleen McGoff Dean, Interest Group Chair

 

The Community College Interest Group (CCIG) invites submissions of thematic panels, roundtables, and G.I.F.T.S. for programming at the 2017 WSCA Convention, being held in Salt Lake City, Utah.  We encourage submissions related to the 2017 Convention theme Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center.  WSCA President-Elect and 2017 Primary Program Planner, Michelle Holling, offers this description of the theme to consider when preparing submissions:

 

Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center

 

Reflecting on nascent activity in social and political contexts brings to the fore various tensions: in particular, that of the margin(s) and the center. Multiple and significant strides, as well as setbacks, in society communicate particular rights, groups or populations moving from the margins to the center of a controversy. In those instances, we must inquire if what we observe are efforts to centralize marginality or efforts to marginalize the center. Similarly, for some of us, the experience of being marginalized, living on the margins, or working on/at the margins are familiar. Those experiences likely produce an array of communicative approaches and tactics of survival, regardless of the settings in which we exist.  Alternatively, our positionalities as teachers, scholars or (un/documented) citizens likely have us occupy spaces that both centralize and marginalize us. We may (un)knowingly center particular epistemologies in the classroom and in scholarship, adopt ontologies that carry the potential to shift how we study that which we do, and/or embrace pedagogies that require we rethink how marginality and the center manifest in our classrooms.

 

The 2017 WSCA conference theme “Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center” asks participants to think in diverse and innovative ways about the relational natures of margin(ality) and center (centrality). This theme encourages us to consider the ways that centralizing marginality carries the potential to reshape how we think about, study, and teach processes of communication. When marginality is centralized, what foundational theories are we encouraged to reconsider from the position of the margins? Which, if any, approaches to communication call for marginalizing the center in order to bring to light new ways of producing scholarship? Alternatively, we might reflect upon does the center need to be marginalized? If so, in what instances and why? Finally, the conference theme asks us to think of the dialectic of margin/center as the fulcrum of communicative activity and scholarly activity.

 

 

A linkage to the theme is welcome in any G.I.F.T.S. presentation, but is not required.  For more detailed information on the conference, theme, and calls in other areas, you can visit the following link: http://www.westcomm.org/

 

Program Proposals: Panels and Roundtables

 

Thematic panels should focus on a unifying theme relevant to the membership of the Community College Interest Group and to the 2017 Conference theme.  These panels typically consist of a chair and individual presenters, and possibly a respondent.  Individual presenters might speak on a paper or scholarly position they are summarizing.  Co-sponsorship with other interest groups is strongly encouraged.  Individuals or panels who have a sound idea and want to flesh it out for submission are invited to contact the CCIG planner and Chair, Colleen McGoff Dean at cmcgoff@whatcom.ctc.edu

 

Panel proposals should contain the following information:

 

·       Thematic title of the panel and a brief abstract of the overall panel focus

·       Names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and affiliations of ALL participants

·       Defined roles of all participants (e.g., chair, presenter, respondent)

·       Title and brief description of each participant's contribution

·       Equipment needed for the panel (NOTE: equipment availability is extremely limited.  Refer to the WSCA Policy on the Use of Audo-Visual Equipment at Conventions)

·       Email the above information as a WORD (.doc or .docx) attachment to

Colleen McGoff Dean via the official CCIG Gmail account at CCIG.WSCA@GMAIL.COM.

no later than  5:00 pm, Thursday, September 1

 

Roundtables are designed to create a dialogue between participants and the audience.  These panels should be on a topic relevant to the Community College Interest Group, and, ideally, be pertinent to the 2017 theme.  In order to present a robust discussion, participants of a roundtable should present diverse ideas or positions related to the topic under discussion.  Those with roundtable ideas who would like assistance building a group of panelists should contact Colleen McGoff Dean at cmcgoff@whatcom.ctc.edu 

 

Roundtable proposals should contain the following information:

 

·       Thematic title of the roundtable

·       Names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and affiliations of ALL participants

·       Defined roles of all participants (e.g., chair, presenters)

·       Brief description and rationale of the roundtable

·       Equipment needed for the panel (NOTE: equipment availability is extremely limited)

·       Send the above information as a WORD (.doc or .docx) attachment to

Colleen McGoff Dean via the official CCIG Gmail account at CCIG.WSCA@GMAIL.COM.

no later than  5:00 pm, Thursday, September 1.

 

G.I.F.T.S. Proposals

 

G.I.F.T.S. proposals should provide insightful and innovative techniques for teaching students in the communication classroom.  While a link to the conference theme Collaboration, Innovation, and Convergence would be nice, such links are not required for programming in G.I.F.T.S.  Individuals who have a sound idea and want to flesh it out for submission are encouraged to contact the G.I.F.T.S. planner and CCIG Vice Chair, April Hebert, at April.Hebert@csn.edu 

 

G.I.F.T.S. proposals should include the following information:

 

·       A descriptive title of the G.I.F.T.S.

·       Names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and affiliations of all submitters

·       A brief abstract of the G.I.F.T.S. which includes an overview of the method and the learning outcomes of the activity

·       Equipment needed for the panel (NOTE: equipment availability is extremely limited.  Refer to the WSCA Policy on use of Audio-Visual Equipment at Conventions)

·       Send the above information as a WORD (.doc or .docx) attachment to

April Hebert via the official CCIG Gmail account at CCIG.WSCA@GMAIL.COM.

no later than  5:00 pm, Thursday, September 1.

 

IMPORTANT

 

For all  panels, roundtables, and G.I.F.T.S. submissions to be considered, they MUST

 

·       be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 PM PST, Thursday, September 1, 2016

·       via the proper GMAIL account

·       in the proper WORD format, and

·       include all of the requested/required information.

 

If you have further questions about CCIG Panels, Roundtables or G.I.F.T.S., please contact Colleen or April via the proper email address, and they will get back to you as soon as they are able.  


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