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Call for proposals
2012 Regional Graduate Liberal Studies Conference East Tennessee State University
April 6 and 7, 2012
The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, invites you to submit proposals for the 2012 Regional Graduate Liberal Studies Conference to be held April 6-7, 2012, on the ETSU campus.
The 2012 Regional GLS Conference is open to faculty, students, and alumni in any area of graduate liberal studies. Proposals will be accepted for papers, demonstrations, roundtable discussions of ongoing research, and pre-arranged panels. Please include your full name, graduate program affiliation and institution, title of presentation, phone number, e-mail, and mailing address with your proposal.
Proposals for individual presentations and demonstrations of approximately 20 minutes should include an abstract of no more than 300 words. Proposals for roundtable discussions and pre-arranged panels should include a proposal of approximately 300 words from each member, plus a group proposal of approximately 100 words outlining the focus of and rationale for the roundtable or panel. Roundtable presentations should be approximately 30 minutes long; pre-arranged panels should be approximately 60 minutes long (maximum four presenters). Proposals will be accepted via email only to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to submit a proposal: February 5, 2012
Notifications will be made by February 20, 2012.
Deadline for conference registration: March 9, 2012
Ain't just a term in football. The rates in Tennessee, and actually all over, should be better. From The Tennessean. College completion rates in Tennessee unacceptable, report says
While state efforts have helped boost college readiness and access to higher education, college completion rates remain “unacceptably low,” according to a report released Wednesday.
On average, less than 45 percent of students at Tennessee two- and four-year public colleges complete their degrees, according to Complete Tennessee’s “Room to Grow” report.
The low completion rates — Tennessee ranks 38th in the nation in public university graduation rates and 40th in community college graduation rates — could have repercussions for students and employers.
Students who don’t complete their college degrees are more likely to incur debt and have lower salaries and a lower quality of life, said Kenyetta Lovett, executive director of Complete Tennessee, a non-profit focused on increasing postsecondary access a…