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Criteria and Guidelines

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Proposal deadline EXTENDED for the 2021 CCCC Annual Convention. Proposals are now due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 8, 2020.

Submit a Proposal

Criteria and Guidelines

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Evaluation Criteria for Proposals

In reviewing proposals, the 2021 proposal reviewers will use the following criteria for success in their evaluations of all proposals:

  • reflects an awareness of audience needs relevant to the topic: The proposal shows an awareness of the diverse professional needs of CCCC’s members and the field more broadly. Successful proposals will be aimed at an audience of experienced professionals in the field but who may not be familiar with the specifics of your topic.
  • addresses postsecondary teaching and learning: The proposed session engages with the proposal theme, questions, or topics, as outlined in the Area Cluster and convention theme. Proposals are not required to engage with the theme in their titles but proposers should describe the pedagogical implications of their work for undergraduate or graduate education.
  • is situated within relevant research and scholarship in the field: Proposers are not expected to have a complete bibliography as part of their proposal, but the proposal itself should demonstrate awareness of prior research and scholarship on the topic of the proposal. Parenthetical citations are sufficient to demonstrate this.
  • demonstrates a clear and specific plan that aligns with the criteria for the selected session type: The proposal clearly describes what will happen in the session and demonstrates that the authors have made careful and intentional choices in proposing a session type that is most suitable to the focus of the proposed activity.

General Guidelines for Authors of Proposals

  • Follow the proposal format.
  • Be as specific and clear as possible about the focus and purpose of your proposal, and provide only the information requested. The volume of proposals to review makes supplemental material difficult to manage.
  • Meet the May 28 deadline and submit electronically through the online program proposal system.
  • Notify NCTE immediately (1-800-369-6283 or of address changes.
  • Expect official invitations to be sent by mid September to those whose proposals have been accepted.
  • Names appearing in the 2021 Convention Program will include those whose peer-reviewed proposals have been accepted and/or those who will be serving in a Documentarian role (and who have completed the required support module) and who have paid registrations.

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