«Supporting Faculty in Writing for Publication: Best Practices»

Call for Papers

International conference hosted by the HSE Academic Writing Center
“Supporting Faculty in Writing for Publication: Best Practices”

Venue: Higher School of Economics, Moscow, 11 Pokrovsky Blvd.
Dates: October 28-29, 2021

We all live in the “publish or perish” era. Writing for publication is a strenuous process, especially for
those whose native language is not English. It requires not only a sufficient level of academic English, but
also awareness of genre characteristics of a research article as well as effective communication with
editors and reviewers. The topic of providing support to authors seems to be very timely for many
universities.1

The Academic Writing Center of HSE University organizes a conference “Supporting Faculty in Writing
for Publication: Best Practices” to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its work. The Center has gained
considerable experience of assisting faculty in preparing publications and has greatly contributed to
setting standards for writing centers’ activity in Russia. Now we open our doors to a wider community.
We invite teachers of academic writing, editors, and writing centers’ staff to the conference. We seek
contributions, which aim to explore and problematize the issues connected with training and supporting
plurilingual authors for writing publications in English. The conference is a space for sharing the diversity
of experiences, expertise, best practices, as well as challenges that writing instructors and writing
centers’ tutors encounter while helping faculty with writing articles in English for research publication
purposes.

Tracks and topics for discussion

Track 1. Faculty support: Organizational models, their effectiveness and challenges
Organizing faculty support has been gathering momentum, but university contexts differ greatly. We
invite proposals that address the operational models and designs for faculty support and their impact on
writing development among researchers and university staff.

Track 2. Ways of enhancing publication activity among university faculty
Many scholars are struggling to write papers for publication in English. We invite proposals that address
the challenges plurilingual scholars face and ways of assisting them in their writing journeys.

Track 3. Professional development of writing instructors
Although teachers of English and writing instructors may serve as agents of change in this faculty
support process, some do not publish much themselves. We invite proposals that address the issues of
writing instructors’ publication activity and professional development.

Conference Key Takeaways

Conference participants will have:
 Learnt about colleagues’ experience and the HSE AWC practices
 Developed their skills of writing center pedagogy via workshops
 Participated in hands-on activities based on their draft papers
 Built the community of practice
 Established new contacts via networking

Session formats
 Workshops
 Research paper presentations
 Teaching practice presentations
 Poster presentations
 Roundtable

Extra events
 Research Partners’ Date
 WoS Help Desk
 Paper Feedback Station
 Editors’ Panel
 Join the NWCC
 Book Exhibition

Deadline for submitting proposals – April 25, 2021.
We expect to distribute decisions after peer review by May 31, 2021.

The registration fee is 3.000 roubles / 40 US $. This includes the conference package, program,
handouts, coffee breaks, and a certificate.

See more information about session formats and requirements on the site:
https://academics.hse.ru/awc/awc_conference_2021/ .

Nurturing Two Languages in the Writing Center

Dr. Sidury Christiansen is an Associate Professor of TESOL and Applied Linguistics in the Bicultural Bilingual Studies Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), where she coordinates the MA-TESL Program. In this second edition of our special series in the “Academic Writing And Research Development” webinars, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and in collaboration with CAPA/UFPR and SETI/PR, Dr. Christiansen will be bringing together her expertise in second language writing, academic writing support, and sociolinguistics as part of this new effort to seed a network of writing centers across Brazilian universities and build a local Community of Practice.
⏰13.11.2020
23:00 UTC+03
👉Facebook Live
https://www.facebook.com/events/402357734109653

Webinar: “The Role of the Writing Center in Internationalization”

A report from a special Russia-Brazil collaboration, featuring Dr. Elena Bazanova (MISiS, Russia), Jennifer Uhler (Regional English Language Officer, U.S. State Department), and Dr. Ron Martinez (CAPA-UFPR, Brazil). In this webinar, we will focus on the forces that have given rise to the growth in writing centers in both Russia and Brazil, and to what extent they have proven effective in the internationalization endeavors in HEIs in those two countries.

Date: 13.11.2020

Time:  17:00 UTC+03

Link: https://youtu.be/nLaqdcIGOg8

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The symposium will feature a keynote speech by Suresh Canagarajah from Penn State University, presentations by many writing teachers and researchers in the field, and even a brief creative writing workshop. Supported by NYU Abu Dhabi and the English Department at NYU, the event will foreground interdisciplinarity and cross-cultural collaborations in teaching writing. There will be panels on social justice, translingual pedagogies, play and experimentation in the writing classroom, and much more. One of the highlights of the conference will be an interactive student-led discussion on writing-related topics.

We will be meeting over two days: Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24. Pre-registration is required; please find registration links here and take a look at the full program with all the details here. We’d like to take advantage of the affordances of social media and of holding the conference on Zoom and reach as wide of an audience for the presentations as possible, so please help spread the word! If you’re on Twitter, follow us @NYU2020ReVision and retweet announcements #revisionandreform

We envision this conference as a chance to meet colleagues from other schools and departments and start exciting conversations that will hopefully continue long after the Zoom meeting. Hope to see many of you there!

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