Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Tuesday February 7th, 2017
We seek proposals from part-time and contingent faculty that highlight the quality of their scholarship and their innovative teaching practices. We also seek proposals from campus leaders to discuss innovative strategies for supporting part-time faculty.
We are seeking submissions in the following categories::
Teaching and Learning Presentations: We encourage submissions from contingent faculty on any topic related to teaching and learning in higher education, particularly how it relates to being an adjunct faculty member. These can involve descriptions of teaching innovations, research on teaching and learning, interactive workshops and presentations, panels, roundtable discussions, etc. Presenters are encouraged to make their sessions interactive (e.g., hands-on activities, discussions, reflections, demonstrations); however, all submissions will be considered. Presentations will be either 25 minutes or 50 minutes in length.
Disciplinary Research and Creative Activity Presentations: A goal of the symposium is to provide a space for contingent faculty to share their disciplinary scholarship and creative activity with their colleagues, emphasizing the role of adjuncts beyond classroom teaching. We encourage submissions on any academic topic being researched by adjunct, part-time, and contingent faculty members in any field of study. These might involve scholarly papers, original scientific research, studies, etc. We also encourage submissions by faculty in creative disciplines of their original creative work. This might include performances, readings, and visual presentations. Presentations will be 25 minutes in length.
Leadership and Administration Presentations: : To provide a space for contingent faculty to discuss issues specific to this community, we will be accepting submissions surrounding the leadership and administration of part-time faculty in higher education. We seek sessions led by contingent leadership, full-time faculty, and institutional administrators on their innovative practices. Sessions should be interactive and may take the form of panels, roundtable discussions, or workshops on specific strategies. Presentations will be 25 or 50 minutes in length.
The deadline for proposal submission is Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 @ 11:59pm.
Questions? Please contact the SPACE coordinator, Mandy McGrew with any questions.
When: Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Where: Crowne Plaza Ravinia at Perimeter – Atlanta, Georgia
The Symposium for Part-time, Adjunct, and Contingent Educators (SPACE) was created to provide an opportunity for contingent faculty to participate in a peer-reviewed conference. Part-time and adjunct instructors make up the majority of faculty in higher education, but there are very few spaces for this group to share their academic work. As the first conference of its kind in the Southeastern United States, SPACE aims to provide an affordable and centrally located conference for part-time faculty to present on topics related to their teaching or their original research in their academic disciplines.
We are currently accepting proposals to this exciting, inaugural conference.
For more information visit our website at www.SPACEducators.com
Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word about SPACE to all interested parties.
Conference Organizer and Faculty Fellow for Part-time Faculty Support, KSU CETL