Narrating (in) Community Colleges

MAY 02, 2014 | 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

6304.01

WHEN:

May 02, 2014: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

CONTACT INFO:

ADMISSION:

Free

Description

Writing, both narrative and non-narrative, has long been a focus in community colleges. But students and faculty at community colleges have radically different experiences in their encounters with writing. For some students, writing in the community college serves as a gate-keeping process; students on vocational tracks may have many fewer opportunities for writing; still other students may be asked to focus on technical writing alone. But even seemingly “basic” forms of writing like personal narratives serve to mediate individual and societal relations in critical and creative ways. This moment provides us with an opportunity for linking narrative and other forms of writing to recent changes and developments in community colleges. For this conference, the Narrating Change Seminar in the Humanities is gathering scholars, teachers, students, and activists from throughout the CUNY community to reflect on these issues and engage with questions of practice and policy.

For full details, visit the site: http://centerforthehumanities.org/conference/narrating-community-colleges

Cosponsored by the Narrating Change Seminar in the Humanities.