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ERIC Number: ED371392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Pages: 43
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Redefining the Role of "Permanent Temps": Proving Ourselves Professionals. Proceedings of a Roundtable Session at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (45th, Nashville, Tennessee, March 16-19, 1994).
Lemon, Hallie S., Comp.; And Others
This 1994 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Roundtable was composed of "Permanent Temps" from schools across the United States; it originated in audience reaction to one session in San Diego (California) in 1993 (ERIC ED 356 483). This 1994 session highlighted ways in which these permanent temporary faculty are already composition professionals even though they may be denied that status in their local circles. The Chair began with the moral imperative to take in professional responsibilities in the implied contract of teachers of composition ("The Implied Contract of 'Special Lecturers" by Catherine Haar). The second speaker explained how the learning done at conferences and in readings is transformed into effective classroom practice ("Learning Theory for Use in the Composition Classroom" by Kathleen R. Winter). The third speaker, as Writing Center Director, described the many roles skillfully executed in English departments by instructors of composition ("Defining Administrative Roles: Coordinating the University Writing Center and the Simpkins Hall Computer Labs" by Jennie Trias). Speaker four showed how temporary faculty's knowledge can have significance for others as a model for teaching assistants and disciplines across the curriculum ("We Touch the Future: Training New Professionals" by Hallie S. Lemon). The final speaker explained how these "Temporaries" have made their voices heard at CCCC and in various genres although their professionalism may go unnoticed at the local level ("Beyond the Classroom: The Professional Work of Permanent Temps" by Lorena Stookey). A list of professional accomplishments of Permanent Temps, a list of professional slights and courtesies, a 14-item bibliography, and a summary of the responses to the session's evaluation form are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Language: English
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