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instructor portion of proposal

Students,

As promised, here is the information you can use to fill in the following sections of your final project proposal when submitting it to Kairos:

Instructor’s name and full contact information.

Dr. Cheryl E. Ball
Campus Mail 4240
Department of English
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-4240

office: 309-438-3152
cball@ilstu.edu

Instructor’s brief description of the context, assignment, and/or course from which the proposed project emerged/will emerge.

This project is being composed under guidance of Dr. Cheryl E. Ball, as partial fulfillment for course requirements for English 239: Multimodal Composition (Fall 2009*** List Spring 2009 if you’re from the previous semester!) at Illinois State University. The purpose of the class is to study current ways of composing scholarly multimedia within English Studies, with a particular emphasis on composing a final, collaborative project that can be submitted to the Kairos special issue call for undergraduate research. The assignment for this project is based on the special issue CFP, with further examination done in class regarding the audience, purpose, and context of Kairos as a whole. Dr. Ball will provide Praxis-section write-ups for student projects that get accepted to the special issue.

You can insert the above information on the cover page of your proposal. Also include YOUR GROUP’s contact information and Kairos section indentification on this cover page. Only the project title and description should be on the second page. Don’t forget, when you submit it, to name the file appropriately and to copy me on the email to the guest editors. Their names (both are Drs.) and emails are listed in the CFP, which is linked from the syllabus. Good luck!

peer-review criteria

Here is a summary of the peer-review criteria we came up with in class. It combines the Kairos manifesto peer-review criteria with Virginia Kuhn’s discussion of the 4 components of scholarly multimedia. We have decided to call this list of criteria Kuhn+2:

  • creativity
  • conceptual core
  • research/credibility
  • form:content
  • audience
  • timeliness