The conference theme, Building Engaged Infrastructure, challenges attendees to build ethical and durable community-university partnerships through teaching, research, and community writing, simultaneously challenging faculty who do community-engaged work to find support within university departments. The theme also explores how to build institutional support for departments themselves as they become more committed to community-engaged instruction and scholarship across the curriculum. Building that infrastructure of support, resources, and relationships is essential if the work is to be sustainable.
The organizers welcome proposals from academics of all levels involved with engagement activities and community members involved in working for social change for individual papers, panels of 3–4 presenters, workshops, and digital “posters” that will help understand how writing functions socially to inform, to empower, and to transform and how to build infrastructure to support engaged research and pedagogy. Please feel free to contact the conference committee before proposing with any questions about presenting or ideas for workshops.
Submission deadline is February 2, 2015
Please visit the conference website for more information about the CFP