2018 Regional Conference
for Secondary and Post-Secondary English Instructors
writing program executive director and professor of English, University of Denver;
past president of NCTE, National Council of Teachers of English and
former chair of CCCC, Conference on College Composition and Communication
Conference Date: Friday, Apr. 20, 2018
We invite you to play an active role in this annual regional conference for secondary and post-secondary teachers of English.
For many students, research is a dirty word. But as English teachers, we know that without the agony of research, we wouldn’t have the joy of discovery. Research is foundational for everything we do: Teaching research, doing research and sharing our research is what grounds us in our profession. Research is a bedrock component of critical thinking and drives both personal and institutional change. In this era of “fake news,” propaganda politics, astroturfing public advocacy, shady online publications and push-button plagiarism, understanding and doing research is a crucial 21st century literacy skill. How do we guide our students and help them recognize the importance of research(ing)—not just in a class project, but in almost every facet of their lives?