Welcome to the program for the 2022 Modern Language Association Annual Convention, taking place online from 7 to 9 January 2022! Here you can browse MLA sessions curated for Community Colleges.
Friday, January 7, 2022
- 336V. Careers in Community Colleges and the Job Search
- Professors from community colleges address the job search and careers in community colleges, discussing application processes and materials, advice for the interview and teaching presentation, teaching loads, and service requirements for community college faculty member in English and foreign languages.
- 360A. BIPOC and Humanities Pathways in Community College and Four-Year University Partnerships
- Participants examine the use of inclusive undergraduate research programs and visiting research summer programs as a model for partnership building between two- and four-year colleges to improve outcomes for underrepresented humanities students.
Saturday, January 8, 2022
- 412. Revisiting the Potential of Language Diversity in the Community College Classroom
- 8:30 AM- 9:45 AM
- Part of the wonderfully diverse nature of community colleges is the panoply of linguistic communities that they serve—and their robust ESL (English as a second language) programs. Panelists discuss the work that community colleges are doing to celebrate the linguistic heritage of their communities within their ESL programs and in other academic areas of the institution.
- Just in Time: The New Postpandemic Paradigm at Community Colleges
- 12:00 PM-1:15 PM
- Participants focus on problems and new opportunities in the postpandemic paradigm, including OERs (open education resources), the uses of instructional technologies such as AI, academic dishonesty, adjunctification, and student retention and success.
- 512. (UN)Civil Humanities: The Possibilities of Public Engagement in Language and Literature
- 1:45 PM- 3:00 PM
- Public engagement seems desirable and even necessary in the humanities. But how do language- or literature-focused humanists specifically engage the public? What is the relationship between scholarly and civic endeavors? How does pedagogy play a part? Panelists share concrete projects, reflect on the possibilities and problems of such work, and invite ideas from the audience.
- Transfigured in Translation: Teaching Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis to a Community College Class in the United States
- 2:25 PM–2:45 PM
- Hope and Innovation for the Community College Writing Classroom in the Age of White Supremacy
- 5:15 PM-5:35 PM
- 577V. Indigenous Multilingualism and Knowledge Production in Literature, Language Technologies, and Community Media
- 5:15 PM-6:30 PM
Sunday, January 9, 2022
- The Silver Linings of Teaching in the Pandemic
- The pivot to remote learning prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in abrupt changes to the delivery of content. This panel of community college faculty explores the potentially positive changes emerging from a problematic set of circumstances and considers questions such as: What inspired innovations might have found permanence in our instructional repertoires? How have our pedagogies and practices been permanently impacted?
Sunday, January 9, 2022
- Just in Time: Access: Fundamental Issues
- 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
- Since March 2020, many instructors from community colleges have turned to Research 1 schools to reflect on their pedagogy and on issues of access that existed long before the pandemic and recognized the need to provide meaningful, practical support, not inspirational stories, to identify and address the challenges, big and small, that students face from enrollment and remediation to graduation and beyond.
- 690V – The Silver Linings of Teaching in the Pandemic
- 1:45 PM-3:00 PM
- The pivot to remote learning prompted by COVID-19 resulted in abrupt changes to the delivery of content. Community college faculty members explore the potentially positive changes emerging from a problematic set of circumstances and consider questions such as the following: What inspired innovations might have found permanence in our instructional repertoires? How have our pedagogies and practices been permanently affected?