Progress of the Collaboration
The Start of a Century of Work
The Collaboration is working toward a set of integrated, longitudinal studies at various sites around the globe. The map below indicates the locations of current members of the Collaboration.
A Brief Timeline of Collaborative Work
Since the Dartmouth Institute and Conference in August 2016, the Collaboration has made slow but steady progress in coming together. Below is a timeline of events, from Bazerman's plenary talk to today. We are aiming for a Summer 2018 conference focused on lifespan writing research.
August, 2016 - Charles Bazerman's closing plenary at the Dartmouth Institute and Conference: "The Puzzle of Conducting Research on Lifespan Development of Writing Abilities"
August, 2016 - Initial call for participants to the "Writing through the Lifespan" Collaborative
November, 2016 - End of initial call for participants
December, 2016 - Meeting of co-chairs for Collaboration in Santa Barbara, California
December, 2016 - Emails of invitations to Collaboration sent
January, 2017 - Schedules and agendas for March meetings planned
March, 2017 - First round of virtual meetings with lifespan participants
March, 2017 - Saturday Lifespan Brunch at CCCC in Portland, Oregon
May/June, 2017 - Blog posts in response to the Lifespan Writing Development Group's principles statement in RTE
September, 2017 - Planning for October meetings based on blog posts
October, 2017 - Second round of virtual meetings with lifespan participants
November, 2017 - Planning Conference CFP based on second round of meetings
December, 2017 - CFP for Lifespan Conference sent out
March, 2018 - Deadline for Proposals
May-June, 2018 - Inaugural Writing through the Lifespan Conference in Athens, Ohio
July, 2018 - CFP for Edited Collection - Approaches to Lifespan Writing Research: Steps Toward an Actionable Coherence
September, 2018 - Deadline for Proposals
October, 2018 - First Work-In-Progress Presentation on Lifespan Writing Research
January, 2019 - Chapters for Edited Collection Due