Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Invitation to Present at ACTC April 14-17

It is my pleasure to invite you to attend and propose a paper for the 17th annual conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC). This year we are sponsored by Yale University and co-sponsored by Augustana College, Boston College, and The College of the Holy Cross. We will meet in the handsome Omni New Haven Hotel next to the Yale Campus at the attractive price of $118 a night. Join us, April 14-17, 2011 for a conference on “The Quest for Excellence: Liberal Arts and Core Texts.” The deadline for registration is December 31, 2010. You can register on the annual conference page of our new website at:
http://www.coretexts.org/demo/conferences/annual-conference/

ACTC is an international liberal arts association committed to advancing undergraduate education through the use of core texts—world classics or texts of major cultural significance. Our annual conference brings together about 300 scholars from the US and abroad to share intellectual insights and teaching strategies. (Over 20% of our members are philosophers.) If you enjoy collegial conversations about memorable texts from poetry to physics, you will enjoy the ACTC conference.

I strongly encourage you to submit a proposal for a paper. Our papers are short: five pages, double-spaced. Papers are read in panel sessions around seminar tables and allow ample time for open conversations about ideas, texts, student learning, and academic programs. Proposals are even shorter: a few sentences and an indication of a core text. They can be submitted on your registration form at:
http://www.coretexts.org/demo/conferences/annual-conference/

J. Scott Lee, ACTC’s Executive Director will be glad to work with you or your colleagues on questions about proposals, papers, audience, and ACTC. Feel free to call him at 908-359-7560 or email him with any questions at jscottlee@prodigy.net .

You can reach me at rkamber@tcnj.edu

Rick Kamber,
President of ACTC
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