Faculty and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara present research at the 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication

Thursday, March 16, 2017
CCCC program cover

Faculty and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, along with their colleagues at the Writing Program, will take part in 21 events, panels, and workshops at the 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Portland, Oregon from March 15-18. The scholars, researchers, and teachers will discuss the latest findings on topics such as writing assessment, writing and civic engagement, and the creative capacities of writing studies.

Since 1949, the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) has been the world’s largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media. The CCCC supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication by 1) sponsoring meetings and publishing scholarly materials for the exchange of knowledge about composition, composition pedagogy, and rhetoric; 2) supporting a wide range of research on composition, communication, and rhetoric; 3) working to enhance the conditions for learning and teaching college composition and to promote professional development; and 4) acting as an advocate for language and literacy education nationally and internationally.

A list of events with UC Santa Barbara participants includes:

Wednesday, March 15

9 am – 12 pm

Nicole Warwick
Assessing Multimodal Writing: Cultivating Course Contract Pedagogies for Emerging Composition Medias

Thursday, March 16

8:30am – 10am

Michelle Grue
Scholars for the Dream—2017 Recipients

10:30am – 11:45am

Karen Lunsford
Precarious Positions: Research Praxis and Knowledge Making across Contexts

Norman Douglas “Doug” Bradley, chair
Civic Discourse and Activist Rhetorics from the Perspective of Underrepresented Groups

Madeleine Sorapure
“Designed to Explore”
The Rhetorical Potential of Visual Confusion

Patricia Francher
“Building Alliances in Webspaces”
Designing while Feminist: Composing an Inclusive Practice of Digital Design

Bob Samuels
“Contingent Labor, Writing Studies, and Writing about Writing”
What Is Writing Studies Made of?

12:15pm – 1:30pm

Susan McLeod, Chair
Charles Bazerman, Respondent
Cultivating Capacity in Open-Access Publishing: The Next 20 Years of the WAC Clearinghouse

3:15pm – 4:30pm

Kevin Moore, Chair
“Creativity and Ethics in the Engineering Writing Classroom”
The Creative Capacities of Writing Studies

Kenny Smith
“How to Write with Statistics: Cultivating a Better Understanding of Science in the FYC Classroom”
Implications of WAC: Sites of Writing Education for and in Scientific Majors and Programs

4:45pm – 6pm

Christopher Dean, “Blogging to Cultivate Expert-Novices”
Kathleen Patterson, “Blogging to Cultivate Expert-Novices”
Researching Multimodal Writing Assignments

Jennifer K. Johnson, Chair
Rhetoric and Disability: Neurodiversity, Communication Practices, and Self-Advocacy

Friday, March 17

8am – 9:15am

Linda Adler-Kassner, co-facilitator
Taking Action: Everyday Advocacy

9:30am – 10:45am

Charles Donelan
“Peer Review as Digital Writing: Expanding the Discursive Range of Online Comments”
James Donelan, “The Intrusive Instructor and the Nosy Neighbor: Online Peer Review, Process, and Student Resistance”
Finding Leverage Points to Cultivate More Engagement in Online Feedback and Revision

11am – 12:15pm

Ti Wu, “International Students’ Perceptions about Their Writing Experience in an American University”
Language, Learning, and Literacy in the Classroom and the Community

Erika I-Tremblay
“Development of Writing Centers in Japan”
Writing Centers across the Globe

12:30pm – 1:45pm

Charlyne Sarmiento
“Tracing Writing Development in the Lab: Understanding the Role of Writing in Undergraduate Students’ Enculturation into the Sciences”
Tracking and Tracing Effective Pedagogies in Technical Communication

Michelle Grue
“Cultivating Empowerment by Changing the Narrative of Black Women in Academia”
Doing What It Takes: Toward Meaningful Cultivation of Learning Spaces

3:30pm – 4:45pm

Sarah Hirsch
“Decoding the ‘X’: The Intersection of Visual Rhetoric and Materiality in Post-Katrina New Orleans”
Visual Spaces, Physical Places, and Social Action

Saturday, March 18

12:15pm – 1:30pm

Kara Mae Brown, Chair
Jennifer K. Johnson
Nicole Warwick
Researching Meaningful Feedback in Assessment Ecologies

Kathryn Baillargeon
“‘So, I’m Not the Only One?’: Writing, Reflection, and Peer Socialization in Dissertation Boot Camps”
The Stakes Are High: Cultivating Identity via Graduate Student Writing

[Presenters from the Gevirtz School are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]