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4CWebinar CFP 2021

The 4CWebinar Group is accepting panel and individual proposals for our AY 2021–2022 webinar series, which will present 3–4 webinars (with 5 per year in the years to follow). In keeping with our mission, we are calling for proposals that engage the theory, pedagogy, and praxis of the 2021 CCCC Annual Convention theme, “We Are All Writing Teachers: Returning to a Common Place,” (see the CCCC 2021 Program) in particular the focus on the teacher-scholar-activist.

Guidelines for Submitted Proposals

Who Can Submit a Proposal: While not all participants in the proposed webinar need to be CCCC members, the primary point of contact must be a member.

Panel Proposal: Groups of 3–5 presenters may collaborate on a panel proposal.

  • Content: Proposals should include all the required components:
    • A title of the webinar session
    • The name and affiliation of each speaker
    • A description of the aims and goals of the webinar as it relates to the 4CWebinar Group’s mission and the theme, including clear learning goals
      • The session should be completed within the time allotted (60 minutes plus 15 minutes for discussion, allotting an additional 15 minutes for moderators and respondents, for a total of 90 minutes)
    • A short description of each speaker’s contributions, position within CCCC (member or nonmember), professional status (NTT, graduate, assistant professor, WPA, etc.), and institutional type (HBCU, Tribal college or university, community college, etc.)
    • 50–100-word biography of each seminar participant and an accompanying image for promotional materials
    • Proposals may also include suggestions for possible webinar facilitators.
    • Proposals should not exceed 4,000 characters.

Individual Proposals: The 4CWebinar Group accepts individual proposals that will be grouped together around a similar theme or focus area.

  • Content:
    • Title of your session
    • Your name and affiliation
    • A description of the aims and objectives of the presentation as it relates to the 4CWebinar Standing Group’s mission and the theme, including clear learning goals
    • 50–100-word biography of each seminar participant and an accompanying image for promotional materials
    • Proposals may also include suggestions for webinar facilitators.
    • Proposals should not exceed 2,500 characters.

Application Submission: Please submit all applications to Trixie Smith at smit1254@msu.edu with the subject heading “4CWebinar Proposal.” SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 18, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET. Decisions made by mid-September.

Criteria for Inclusion/Selection Process

The 4CWebinar Group will use the following criteria when determining which proposals to accept.

  • Proposals are inclusive.
    • Explanation: We take a capacious understanding of inclusion and expect proposals to do the same.
  • Proposals are praxis focused.
    • Explanation: We encourage a consideration of theory-informed practice to initiate conversation among participants to get the thing done.
  • Proposals are complete.
    • Explanation: Required items listed in Guidelines for Submitted Proposals are attended to.
  • Proposals consider the annual theme set forth by 4C Convention Chair.
    • Explanation: The Annual Convention theme and explanation can be found in the CCCC 2021 Program.

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