The Association for the University Regional Campuses of Ohio (AURCO) and the Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association (OPTFA) are co-sponsoring a special track of presentations at this year’s conference to be devoted to the professional interests and concerns of adjunct faculty.
Adjunct faculty can propose 15- to 30-minute individual or collaborative presentations, or put together 45-minute panels on a given topic.
The idea is to showcase the interests and concerns of adjunct faculty and to provide opportunities for adjunct faculty to network not just with full-time faculty but with other adjunct faculty across our campuses.
Proposals will be due by March 1. They should be submitted to Martin Kich, a member of AURCO’s board of trustees, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Guidelines for the proposals are available at http://www.aurco.net/
All papers presented at the conference can be submitted, following the conference, to the AURCO Journal, a refereed annual journal.
This year’s conference is being hosted by Ohio University’s Lancaster Campus on Saturday, April 13. The conference typically runs from about 8 a.m. to about 3 p.m.
Overnight accommodations for conference participants are available at nearby hotels at reduced rates. To encourage participation by adjunct faculty, their registration has been reduced to $25, from the standard registration of $99 charged to full-time faculty.
AURCO was founded in 1993, so this is the 20th anniversary of the organization. Its annual conferences are notable for their friendly and relaxed atmosphere.