Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

Writing on the Edge 2021

Post-Pandemic Pedagogy


Call for Proposals

Proposal Deadline: Thursday, July 15, 2021


WOTE is taking on the Covid-19 Pandemic this year by exploring the innovative ways instructors have navigated their courses during the pandemic, and where we go from here.  Join us as College of DuPage hosts the sixth annual Writing on the Edge (WOTE) conference for adjunct and contingent faculty on Thursday, October 7, 2021, and Friday, October 8, 2021.  Organized by adjunct faculty from COD’s Liberal Arts Division, our virtual conference will focus on applying lessons learned during the pandemic to our post-pandemic pedagogy.  Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals for our breakout sessions. Students and teachers are still dealing with the overwhelming and often confusing upheavals due to the pandemic.  At this year’s conference, we will focus on what we have learned while teaching remotely, strategies we found effective, and issues we may face as we move forward.  We will investigate ways to help students and instructors adapt to the challenges that come with our new learning environment.

For your proposals, we welcome creative interpretations of our theme.  Here are some questions to use as a starting point to develop a proposal:
  • What have you learned about yourself, your students, and your teaching during the pandemic?
  • How has the pandemic exposed inequities in education, and what can we do to address these?
  • In what ways have you been able to provide flexibility while maintaining course standards?
  • What are the challenges your students encountered during the pandemic, and how have you addressed them?
  • What strategies do you plan to continue using in your post-pandemic instruction?
  • In what ways has your experience during the pandemic highlighted the need for increased information literacy?
  • How can we leverage resources provided during the pandemic to help students going forward?
We will also accept other topics as we have in the past, including adjunct life, technology, pedagogy, and anything that deals with teaching and learning.  We are excited to see your dynamic, hands-on, and engaging proposals.


Proposal Guidelines

We are accepting proposals for 50-minute interactive presentations, hands-on sessions, and panels (please include time for questions in your presentations.) Preference will be given to current or past adjunct/contingent instructors. Proposals should include: A 250-word abstract that summarizes the presentation Names, school affiliation(s), current status (adjunct, full time, contingent, etc.) and full contact information for all presenters The title of the presentation and a 2-3 sentence description for the conference program Please note that all sessions will be conducted over Zoom Presentations may be recorded Email proposals as Word or PDF attachments to using the subject line, “WOTE 2021 Proposal” Proposals are due by July 15, 2021