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Guide to CCCC Day Four
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The 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication runs from Wednesday, March 15th until Saturday, March 18th, and represents the largest gathering of Rhetoric and Composition professors, students, and practitioners every year. On Saturday, March 18th, the conference concludes with a shortened day of of panels, roundtables and talks, and again WRAC is well-represented on the schedule.


As we did for ATTW and CCCC Day One, Day Two, and Day Three, we've created a quick guide to all the sessions featuring WRAC representatives for the second day of CCCC.

WRAC graduates take center stage as CCCC wraps up, with PhD recipients from 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2016 all appearing on the schedule today.


L Sessions: 10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


L.04 Writing, Rhetoric, and Role Play: Cultivating Writing Connections through Role-Playing Games in the Classroom and the Workplace

Sponsored by the Council for Play and Game Studies Standing Group

Portland Ballroom 256

This panel explores several aspects of f2f role-playing and games as ways of composing and for teaching writing.

Chair: Douglas Eyman, WRAC Alumni, faculty at George Mason University

Speakers: Ben Lauren, WRAC and XA Faculty

Dawn Opel, WRAC and XA Faculty


L.18 Rethinking the Nature of Writing Practices through the Development of Writing Process Maps


A mini-workshop in which participants develop writing process maps as visual representations of their writing practices.

Speakers: Elena Garcia, WRAC Alumni, faculty at Utah Valley University


L.22 Type Matters: On the Rhetoricity of Letterforms


Drawing from scholarship on the materiality of text in rhetoric and writing studies, the speakers on this panel will explore typography.

Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, WRAC Faculty and Director of Graduate Studies


L.23 Cultivating Latinidad as Institutional Invention: Lessons Learned at Hispanic Serving Institutions


“Converging Fields, Expanding Outcomes: Translation as a Framework for Teaching Technical Communication”

Laura Gonzales, WRAC Alumni, faculty at University of Texas at El Paso

“HSI as Programmatic Design”

Kendall Leon, WRAC Alumni, faculty at California State University, Chico


L.30 Peer Tutoring Strategies for Campus Writing Centers


Presenters share data and experiences on how institutions acknowledge the contributions of peer tutors in the academy.

Chair: Phillip Bratta, PhD Candidate


M Sessions: 12:15–1:30 p.m.


M.13 At Arm’s Length: (Un)Easy Relationships among Queer Thought and Rhetorical Listening



Panelists pose responses to the question “Why hasn’t queer thought engaged rhetorical listening more seriously?”

Respondent: Trixie Smith, WRAC Faculty and Director of the Writing Center


M.22 Multidimensional Faculty Development



Panelists present research-validated strategies for increasing faculty efficacy in teaching and writing.

Chair: Travis Webster, WRAC Alumni, faculty at University of Houston–Clear Lake

“Cultivating the Present and Future: Recommendations on the Status of Graduate Students 2013 Survey of Graduate Students in Rhetoric and Composition”

Beth Keller, WRAC Alumni, faculty at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne,

“Cultivating Professional Identities as Writers, Scholars, and Researchers: Extracurricular Peer Writing Groups for Education Doctoral Students”

Ann Lawrence, WRAC Alumni, faculty at University of South Florida–Sarasota-Manatee