Next Annual Meeting of the STCP, July 23–24, 2015, Drake University
The STCP is pleased to accept submissions for presentations at our next annual meeting, to be held on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The STCP’s mission is to support educators in the field of comparative philosophy, to make contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning, and to promote the inclusion of global and multicultural perspectives at all levels of undergraduate philosophical study.
Our next annual meeting will feature several workshops, including sessions on syllabus-writing, successful teaching tactics, and contemplative education practices.
In addition to these workshops, we will offer a limited number of panel presentations on topics relevant to any aspect of the STCP’s mission. Submissions for presentations might include, but not be limited to, the following topics:
- Critical pedagogy in the comparative philosophy classroom
- Examples of research projects in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) for comparative philosophy educators
- Diversity, demographics, and the current climate in professional philosophy
- Specific challenges of teaching comparative philosophy—i.e., translating terms, contextualizing texts, negotiating the “canon,” combatting Eurocentrism, etc.
- Grading and assessment in the comparative philosophy classroom
- Opportunities for community engagement, hands-on practice, and/or service learning for comparative philosophy students
The STCP panel presentations are not opportunities to present individual research in the style of a traditional academic conference. Preference will be given to submissions that aim to promote discussion and/or disseminate concrete teaching strategies and classroom practices. Please describe your proposed panel presentation in an abstract of less than 500 words, and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2015.