News and Announcements | December 21, 2016

(Call for Papers) CUNY Conference on Undergraduate Education: The Professoriat at the Global University


Call for Papers

Saturday, April 1, 2017 

Hunter College

CUNY’s 245,000 undergraduates speak 189 different languages, 43% are non-native speakers of English, 37% were born outside the U.S., and almost half are first-generation college students. How do the almost 8,000 full-time and 12,000 part-time professors connect with such a global student population and develop their own careers as teachers and scholars? The conference welcomes individual as well as interdepartmental panel presentations on the following topics:

  1. Current Theories of Diversity: Addressing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexual Identity in the College Classroom
  2. The Relevance of One’s Scholarly Research in the Classroom
  3. Beyond the Ivory Tower: The Deprofessionalization of the Professariat, Adjuncting, and Bureaucratic Tedium
  4. Professors, not Social Workers: Students’ Psychological and Social Issues, Compassion, and CUNY Protocol
  5. Workload Challenges and Challenging the Workload: Compensation, Benefits, Job Satisfaction, and Well-Being
  6. Beyond the Major: Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  7. Effective Classroom Technologies: Beyond Blackboard
  8. ESL Across the Curriculum
  9. Getting Students College-Ready: CUNY Start, CLIP, and other Special Programs
  10. Challenges and Opportunities in Developmental Education
  11. Assessment: Multiple Measures vs. High-Stakes Tests
  12. CUNY’s Mission: A College Degree for Everyone or Transfer Pipeline to Academic Excellence?

Creative multi-media presentations preferred.

Submissions are encouraged from instructors at 2- and 4-year colleges as well as any other CUNY instructional context such as CLIP or CUNY Start. Please include a 3-line abstract and a 250-350-word proposal. No attachments. Include job title/rank, department, and college. 15 minutes per presentation. Panels of up to 4 presenters are permitted (1 hour given per panel).

Deadline: January 10, 2017.

Email submissions to:

Sponsored by the CUNY Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

Conference Co-Chairs: 

Camilla Groth, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, Bronx Community College, and Faculty Fellow, CUNY Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

Paul McPherron, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, Hunter College, and Co-Chair of ESL Discipline Council

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