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Guide to CCCC Day One
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While we've already caught you up on all the members of the Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures presenting at ATTW on Wednesday, there are plenty of other activities featuring WRAC students, faculty and alumni happening on Wednesday, March 15th. While ATTW takes over the Doubletree, the first activities for the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) kick off at Oregon Convention Center. The first day of CCCC is mostly full of committee meetings, workshops and the Research Network Forum, but that doesn't mean that there aren't going to be WRAC people everywhere you look.


With that in mind, we present our short guide to day one of CCCC below.



All-Day Wednesday Workshops

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

W.05 Rhetorics and Realities: Exploring New Potentials forScholarly Production to Transform the Meaning ofScholarship (and the Meaning of Meaning within OurField)

Sponsored by NCTE’s Studies in Writing and Rhetoric book series this workshop offers both presentations and hands-on training in new publishing platforms. It is designed to create a space for participants to discuss the issues/concerns that need to be addressed into our scholarly publications as well as provide them with the opportunity to learn about as well as to experiment with building alternative forms of scholarly production.

Room B113
Speakers include Jacqueline Rhodes, WRAC faculty


Half-Day Wednesday Workshops

Morning: 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

MW.02 Information Literacy and Intellectual Property in Writing Programs: Teaching Authorship, Citation, and Copyright beyond First-Year Writing

Sponsored by the Caucus on Intellectual Property and Composition/ Communication Studies

This workshop will focus on information literacy and intellectual property in the context of writing certificates, minors, and majors.
Rooms A107 & A108

Speakers include Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, WRAC Faculty and Graduate Director

MW.07 Cultivating Archival Connections: Building, Working, and Teaching in Archives

This workshop offers strategies for creating, processing, sharing, and working in archival collections, in both physical and digital spaces.

Room E145
Workshop facilitators include Liza Potts, WRAC and XA Faculty

Half-Day Wednesday Workshops

Afternoon 1:30–5:00 p.m.

AW.03 LatinXs Taking Action In and Out of the Academy: The Doing of Social Justice Work in Our Local Communities
This workshop seeks to cultivate community networks of social justice and educational advocacy and will focus on cultivating critical dialogues between these advocacy community leaders, the Latin@ Caucus, and scholars wanting to expand their understanding of the intricacies of social justice work.

Room D137
Speakers include Laura Gonzales, WRAC Alumni and Alexandra Hidalgo, WRAC faculty


AW.07 Defining, Locating, and Addressing Bullying in the WPA Workplace

Facilitators lead activities on multiple ways of identifying, defining, and addressing bullying in the WPA workplace.

Room E141
Speakers include Staci Perryman-Clark, WRAC Alumni and current Western Michigan University faculty.


AW.08 Access and Justice for Linguistically Marginalized

Communities of Color: Moving beyond the Rhetoric of Cultivating Capacity and Creating Change

Sponsored by the Language Policy Committee
This workshop will provide a historical to contemporary perspective about how our discipline has addressed linguistic and racial violence.

Portland Ballroom 251
Workshop facilitators include WRAC faculty April Baker-Bell and Denise Troutman, and WRAC alumni Qwo-Li Driskill, Bonnie Williams, and April Baker-Bell.


AW.11 Challenging Participatory Norms, Creating Change: Approaches and Applications for Rethinking Participation in and beyond the Writing Classroom

This workshop confronts the common fear that students’ lack of vocal or visible participation indicates lack of learning. Instead, aligning with the 2017 Convention theme, workshop leaders ask writing instructors and administrators to cultivate more inclusive and innovative approaches, challenging and changing the landscape of participation in and beyond the writing classroom.

Room E145
Workshop facilitators include Matthew Cox, WRAC Alumni and current faculty at East Carolina University


AW.15 Writing, Making, Cultivating, Doing: An Indigenous Pedagogy Giveaway

This workshop, sponsored by the Caucus for American Indian Scholars and Scholarship, presents indigenous methods of land-based pedagogy, TA training, and administrative conversations.

Rooms D133 & D134
Speakers include Ezekiel Choffel, WRAC MA graduate and Andrea Riley-Mukavetz, WRAC PhD alum and faculty at Bowling Green State University.


Research Network Forum

For many researchers, the Research Network Forum presents their first opportunity to present their work to scholars from across the field. These short presentations allow the students to share their work in progress with two senior researchers, who offer feedback and guidance for the next steps in the development of the project.

This year, as usual, the RNF will be taking place at the same time as the workshops and ATTW.

Masters students Garrett Colόn and Johnathan McClintick will both be presenting their work at the RNF this year. Doug Eyman, one of WRAC's first PhD graduates and a professor at George Mason, will be serving as one of the discussion leaders.

Doug will also be participating in the editing and publishing roundtable during the lunch break at RNF. He will be representing Kairos, a peer-reviewed journal for which he serves as co-editor. Doug will be joined by WRAC Professor Bill Hart-Davidson, who will be representing peer-review software application Eli Review.