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Criteria and Guidelines

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Proposals for the 2020 CCCC Annual Convention are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 6, 2019.

Criteria and Guidelines

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Evaluation Criteria for Proposals

In reviewing proposals, the 2020 proposal reviewers will use the following criteria for success in their evaluations:

  • The proposal engages the idea of commonplaces in some way, either directly or in terms of the work the presentation/session will do. Some ways to take up the idea might be (but are not limited to) commonplaces as
    • tacit expectations
    • social constructions
    • claims to power
    • means for inclusion/exclusion
    • a means for controlling access
    • world view
    • scene of action
    • means to legitimize/delegitimize knowledge
    • enabling fiction
  • The proposal describes an experience for learners as much as content to be delivered (for example, will specify the role(s) audience members will be invited to fulfill during or in response to the presentation).
  • The proposal gives evidence that the proposer is thinking pedagogically about the talk or session, with the learning needs of audiences/participants in mind.
  • The proposal articulates learning goals for the participants and means for how participants may pursue them: What will participants take away from the presentation? How do you plan to make it possible them for them to do so? (for Engaged Learning Experience sessions, means could include problem-solving groups, spoken-word poetry, dramatization/improv, making, role-playing, storytelling, etc. The number of leaders/facilitators should be guided by the goals of the session).

For poster sessions, reviewers will use the following criteria for success:

  • The proposal engages the idea of commonplaces in some way, either directly or in terms of the work it does (see examples above).
  • The proposal gives evidence that the proposer is thinking pedagogically about the poster presentation, with the learning needs of audiences/participants in mind.
  • The proposal articulates learning goals for the participants and means for how participants may pursue them: What will the audience learn from the poster presentation? How will audiences be invited to engage the learning experience? What sorts of qualitative, ethnographic, or empirical data will be included (textual and visual) as means to support the learning goal of the poster/presentation? How will ideas and evidence be visually represented to meet the goal?

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 6 deadline and submit electronically through the online program proposal system.
  • Notify NCTE immediately (1-800-369-6283 or cccc2020@ncte.org) of address changes.
  • Expect official invitations to be sent by late August to those whose proposals have been accepted.
  • Names appearing in the 2020 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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