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Criteria and Guidelines

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The proposal submission database is now open.
Proposal deadline for the 2025 CCCC Annual Convention is 9:00 a.m. ET on Friday, May 31, 2024.

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Criteria and Guidelines

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Evaluation Criteria for Proposals

Regardless of role or session type, reviewers for the 2025 Convention will use the following criteria to evaluate proposals:

  • Engages with the conference theme, “‘Computer Love’: Extended Play, B-Sides, Remix, Collaboration, and Creativity,” in postsecondary writing research, teaching, and/or administration, whether explicitly or implicitly. In other words, proposal writers are not required to use the conference theme in their panel titles. Given the conference theme, writers are welcome to pose questions they may not yet be able to answer, that speak to a recognition of existing abundances, in their proposal.
  • Reflects an awareness of diverse audience needs relevant to the topic.
  • Practices citation justice. The proposal is situated in relation to existing scholarship and research in the field, and uplifts and amplifies Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, and other multiply marginalized perspectives. The proposal may also describe how the presenters will learn from other minoritized communities to further their thinking about the topic.
  • Demonstrates a concrete and specific plan that aligns with the criteria for the selected session type.

General Guidelines for Authors of Proposals

  • The proposal submission database opened April 6, 2024.
  • By Monday, April 22, email to request a coach to assist you with your proposal. Submit a draft of your proposal so the coach has something to review.
  • 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 31 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 in early September 2024 to those whose proposals have been accepted.
  • Names appearing in the 2025 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.
Special Note for Proposal Submitters:
  • Please note that when you submit a proposal draft, a confirmation email will be sent to the 1st person listed on the proposal submission. Please make sure you, the submitter, is listed first so you receive the email as it will include information on re-entering the proposal system so you can edit the proposal, if needed.

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