2018 CCCC Doctoral Consortium Agenda

Conference on College Composition and Communication

Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Trianon E

1:30-4:00 p.m.


1:30-1:40         Welcome and Introductions

1:40-2:40         Program: Panel Presentation and Discussion

 CCCC Doctoral Consortium Presentation 2018 “Field Notes of the Profession: Where Are We Going and How Can Our Doctoral Programs Help Us Get There?”

Carrie Leverenz, Incoming Chair, will present the results of the Consortium’s efforts to update profiles of PhD Programs. Using Rhetoric Review’s last published survey (2007) of doctoral programs as a benchmark, she’ll explore how our programs have changed over the last 10 years and how they might need to change in the future. Attendees will be invited to share how their own PhD programs have changed and what factors we need to consider as we contemplate future changes.


Carrie Leverenz is Professor in the English Department at Texas University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in writing and rhetoric and work with TCU’s New Media Writing Studio to support multimodal composing across the university. Her research interests include writing program administration, writing and difference, and technology and literacy. Recently, I’ve been exploring how design theory and practice might inform the teaching of writing. I’ve also been considering how to reclaim writing about teaching as a valid knowledge-making strategy in rhetoric and composition. She also is incoming Chair of the Consortium of Doctoral Programs in Rhetoric and Composition.

2:40-3:00         Break

3:00-4:00         Business Meeting

 Reminder: E.04 Examining Doctoral-Level Writing, Friday, 8:00-9:15am, Kansas City Convention Center: 3501 G

This panel examines doctoral-level writing both within rhetoric and composition and across the disciplines.

Chair: Kevin DePew, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Speakers: Daniel Bommarito, Bowling Green State University, OH, “Lessons from Multilingual Students in US English Doctoral Programs”

Michelle Cox, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, “Toward the Consortium on

Graduate Communication (CGC)”

Sara Wilder, University of Maryland, College Park, “Learning from Multidisciplinary Writing Groups”

Also, D.06 Fostering Student Diversity in MA Programs in R/C and

Writing Studies, Thursday, 4:45-6:00 pm, Kansas City Convention Center: 3501 F

Sponsored by the Master’s Degree Consortium of Writing Studies


This panel connects student diversity, institutional rhetoric, identity,community, and professionalization in writing studies MA programs.

Speakers: Cassie Book, University of Louisville & Old Dominion

University, Louisville, KY, “The Impact of Writing Center Work on

Masters-Level Writing Consultants”

Temptaous T. McKoy, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC,

“Diversifying Graduate Programs through Recruitment Initiatives ‘On

the Ground’ at HBCUs and Other Minority-Serving Institutions”

Cecilia Shelton, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, “Toward

Inclusion: Disrupting the Stupor of Diversity”

Elijah Simmons, Michigan State University, East Lansing, “Difference”

Ja’La Wourman, Michigan State University, East Lansing, “Difference”

Brief reports

  • Transfer of Leadership: Amy C. Kimme Hea
  • Treasury Updates: Amy C. Kimme Hea
  • Call for Nominations for Members at Large: Amy C. Kimme Hea
  • Theme for 2019 Consortium Meeting and CCCC Panel: Carrie Leverenz
  • Other Agenda Items from the Floor
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