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Guide to CCCC Day Three
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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 Friday, March 17th, the conference continues with another full schedule of panels, roundtables and talks, and again WRAC is well-represented on the schedule.

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

Today we want to highlight session G.54 Sustaining Identity through Cultural Practice(s) as a Cohort, which features five members of our second-year PhD cohort talking about how the community they have built has contributed to their work and personal identities. With this session, all eight members of their cohort will have presented at this year's conference.

F Sessions: 8:00–9:15 a.m.

F.04 Cross-Caucus Community Engagement
Cross-Caucus Sponsored Session

Portland Ballroom 252

Black Caucus Community Engagement”

Collin Craig, WRAC Alumni, faculty at St. John’s University

Queer Caucus Community Engagement”

Rebecca Hayes, PhD Candidate

East Asian Caucus Community Engagement”

Terese Guinsatao Monberg, WRAC and RCAH Faculty


F.06 Capacity, Action, and Change: 21st-Century Implications for Student Retention in First-Year Writing


In this presentation, four speakers will discuss the history and theory that guides retention-based initiatives in first-year writing.

Staci Perryman-Clark, WRAC Alumni, faculty at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo


F.23 Backward, Forward, Outward, Onward: Cultivating Connections between Writing Studies and English Studies

Portland Ballroom 251

Business Writing and Creative Writing: Converging Agendas”

Julie Alexander, WRAC Alumni, faculty at Miami University,

F.29 Data Studies and Rhetoric and Composition: Pedagogical, Disciplinary, and Methodological Possibilities


Our field can engage pedagogically, experimentally, and institutionally to help realize the humanistic values afforded by data studies.

Jim Ridolfo, WRAC Alumni, faculty at University of Kentucky


F.31 Cultivating Capacity and Creating Change for Students’ Right to Their Own Language


Writing While Black: Disrupting Internalized Hegemonic Language Ideologies”

April Baker-Bell, WRAC Faculty and Alumni

Theoretical and Historical Perspectives on Language Rights in California”

Bonnie Williams, WRAC Alumni, faculty at California State University, Fullerton,


F.53 Making Capacities: The Maker Movement and Writing Studies


This panel maps ways that making and makerspaces can inform pedagogy, theory, disciplinary identity, and community research and engagement.

David Sheridan, RCAH and WRAC Faculty


G Sessions: 9:30–10:45


G.23 Writing Our Worlds “For Another First Time”: Ethnomethodological Approaches to Studying Literate Action


Draws from several research studies to explore the history, current uses, and potential futures for ethnomethodology in writing research.

Stacey Pigg, WRAC Alumni, faculty at North Carolina State University


G.46 Cultivating Change in Graduate Education: (Re)thinking Training for Politically Progressive Community Projects


Navigating Graduate Rhetorical Labor: Institutional Challenges to Collaboration with an Infertility Advocacy Organization”

Maria Novotny, WRAC PhD Candidate


G.54 Sustaining Identity through Cultural Practice(s) as a Cohort

Portland Ballroom 254

We examine how our personalities, research, and cultural practices have provided academic and personal support in creating a cohort.

Elise Dixon, PhD Student

Hannah Espinoza, PhD Student

Shewonda Leger, PhD Student

Kristi Wiley, PhD Student

Roundtable Leader: Lauren Brentnell, PhD Student


H Sessions: 11:00 a.m.–12:15


H.17 Transportation in Community Organizations: New Directions for Public Rhetoric


Three panelists provide perspectives at the intersection of transportation studies and community engagement.

Maria Novotny


H.24 More Than a Feeling: Cultivating Affect Studies in Composition and Rhetoric


This panel builds from recent conversations surrounding affect theory and applies them to both research and pedagogy.

Phillip Bratta PhD Candidate


H.47 Cultivating Writing Research via Corpus and Computational Collaboration


Closing the Loop: Using Machine Learning Techniques to Generate Formative Feedback from a Student Writing Corpus”

William Hart-Davidson, WRAC Faculty and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies


I Sessions: 12:30–1:45


I.01 Cultivating and Mobilizing Social Justice Work in CCCC

Portland Ballroom 257

Facilitator: Qwo-Li Driskill, WRAC Alumni, faculty at Oregon State University, Corvallis


I.02 Cultivating Capacity, Creating Change: Assessing the Future of Online Writing Instruction (OWI)

Portland Ballroom 251

Facilitator: Casey McArdle, WRAC Faculty


I.17 Tracking and Tracing Effective Pedagogies in Technical Communication


Panelists explore various pedagogical strategies that they deem helpful to technical communication instructors.

William Hart-Davidson


I.21 Reframing Writing Assessment


The Places of Students in Writing Program Assessment Research”

Mathew Gomes, WRAC Faculty and Alumni


I.29 Contemplating Disciplinary Boundaries: Interdisciplinarity and Contemplative Practice


Panelists will discuss disciplinary connections between cognition, neuroscience, contemplative practice, and composition studies.

Erin Schaefer, PhD Student

I.33 Sustaining and Cultivating Change: Locating the Sites and Stories for Social Justice Pedagogies

Portland Ballroom 255

Making Decolonial Knowledge Visible and Viable within Higher Education”

Andrea Riley-Mukavetz, WRAC Alumni, faculty at Bowling Green State University,


I.39 Cultivating Student Invention: Challenging the Narratives of Digital Collaboration, Student Research, and Metacognitive Practices


Cultivating an Awareness of Nonconscious Invention in the Writing Process”

Jason Wirtz, Hunter College,


I.40 Locating Rhetorics of Oppression: Engaging Politics of Place


Chair: Everardo Cuevas, MA Student

Coloniality in Tandem: Old Town Lansing and the Rhetorics of Urban Renewal”

Everardo Cuevas

“Research Notes from Flint, Michigan”

Donnie Sackey, WRAC Alumni, faculty at Wayne State University,


J Sessions: 2:00–3:15 p


J.03 Conference Proposal Submission 101: A Guide to the Process

Portland Ballroom 251

A successful convention program begins with high-quality proposals. In this Cultivate session, experienced Stage 1 and Stage 2 reviewers  will describe the review (and acceptance) processes for each stage and the proposal submission policies and procedures. Additionally, facilitators will offer insights and advice for how to develop a strong CCCC proposal. During this interactive session, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a mock proposal review, to ask questions  about the submission form and process, and to begin developing ideas  for CCCC 2018 proposals.

Staci Perryman-Clark, WRAC Alumni, faculty at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Donnie Sackey

Jennifer Sano-Franchini, WRAC Alumni, faculty at Virginia Tech


J.13 Going Global


This panel explores the benefits of a globally focused curriculum inwriting programs.

Marohang Limbu, WRAC Faculty


J.27 Naming What WE Know: A Roundtable on Knowledge Production in Composition

Portland Ballroom 252

This roundtable takes up the issue of knowledge production within the field of composition studies.

Angela M. Haas, WRAC Alumni, faculty at Illinois State University

Jacqueline Rhodes, WRAC Faculty.


J.28 Fostering Global Citizenship, Diversity, and Inclusion: Reaching beyond Linguistic Awareness in Translingual and Translocal Pedagogies


Telling Stories, Finding Voices”

Xiqiao Wang, WRAC Faculty


J.37 Access in Writing Centers and Programs


Building for the Future: Multiliteracy in the Writing Center”

Joseph Cheatle, WRAC Faculty and Associate Director of the Writing Center


J.39 Poetics and Style in the Teaching of Writing


Constructing a Western Realistic Discourse in the Contact Zone”

Xinqiang Li, WRAC Faculty


K Sessions: 3:30–4:45 p

K.10 Writing about Writing and Teaching for Transfer

Speakers consider the efficacy of Writing about Writing in multiple venues and genres.

Chair: Kenlea Pebbles, PhD Student


K.35 Composting Stories to Cultivate Learning: Lessons from Long-Term Qualitative Research


Recycling Processes from Products”

Bump Halbritter, WRAC Faculty, Director of First Year Writing

Small Plot, Big Garden”

Julie Lindquist, WRAC Faculty


K.43 Cultivating a Field: Asian American Rhetoric and Its Transformative Possibilities


Beyond Representation: Temporal, Spatial, and Transnational Cultivations of Asian/American Rhetoric”

Terese Guinsatao Monberg