Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Doctoral Programs in Rhetoric and Composition 2019

On behalf of the Consortium of Doctoral Programs in Rhetoric and Composition, I invite you to attend our annual meeting at the CCCCs:

Wednesday, March 13, 1:30-4:00 p.m., David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Rm. 309

We hope you will join us and share this invitation with faculty colleagues and graduate students; we also hope you will plan to send a representative from your program to attend.

This year’s Consortium meeting will feature a discussion of ways doctoral programs can prepare graduate students for alt ac careers. Featured presenter will be Christina LaVecchia, qualitative research fellow at Mayo Clinic in the Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit, with additional remarks provided by Angela Harrison (via video) regarding her alt ac experience. I’ll be sharing recent findings from my annual survey of job seekers in Rhet/Comp as well as resources gleaned from doctoral programs that support preparation for nonacademic careers. After these brief presentations, we’ll discuss ways both individual programs and we as a Consortium can better prepare doctoral students for an increasingly competitive job market. 

After our discussion, we’ll hold a brief business meeting during which we will take nominations for Assistant Chair, whose responsibilities will begin after CCCC 2020. Self-nominations are welcome! If you are unable to attend the meeting, but are interested in running for Assistant Chair (who serves two years as Assistant Chair, two years as Associate Chair, and two years as Chair), please let me know at c.leverenz@tcu.edu .

Finally, please note that the Consortium is sponsoring session F.17, “Doctoral Student Talk Back: Students Present Themselves to The Field” Friday morning from 8-9:15 in Rm. 319. A wide variety of graduate students will share what they most want us to know about their experiences in our graduate programs.

Thanks so much. We look forward to seeing you at these sessions.
Carrie Leverenz, CDPRC Chair
Professor of English and Director of Composition
TCU

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