SPACE 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Symposium for Part-time, Adjunct, and Contingent Educators (SPACE) is a conference where part-time, adjunct, and contingent faculty can present their original scholarship in a peer-reviewed, professional setting. SPACE also provides a venue for contingent faculty members to share what they are doing in the classroom and to connect with their contingent colleagues.

Call for Proposals Extended to April 4th

The coordinators of SPACE, are issuing a Call for Proposals. We seek proposals from part-time and contingent faculty that highlight the quality of their scholarship and their innovative teaching practices. We also seek proposals from campus leaders to discuss innovative strategies for supporting part-time faculty.

We are seeking submissions in the following categories::

  • Teaching and Learning Presentations
  • Disciplinary Research and Creative Activity Presentations
  • Leadership and Administration Presentations


The deadline for proposal submission is Tuesday,  April 4th, 2017 @ 11:59pm. 

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Keynote Speaker

Paul Hernandez, PhD
Author of The Pedagogy of Real Talk
2012 NEA Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award Winner

Paul Hernandez, PhD, earned his doctorate in Sociology specializing in the sociology of education, social inequality, and diversity. Dr. Hernandez is a nationally recognized speaker and leader in college access and success, community outreach, and pedagogy for educators working with underserved/underprepared students and students at risk of dropping out of school. As a former faculty member, non-profit administrator and educational consultant, Dr. Hernandez works with higher education institutions, K-12 schools, and non-profit organizations helping them further develop and evolve their work with students and communities. Prior to earning his degrees, he was engulfed in gang culture and deep poverty, surviving on the streets of Los Angeles. Paul openly shares with others his unique personal story of being a youth at risk and how his path has influenced his work.

He has learned ways to empower young people traveling a similar path, and through his inspirational messages hopes to share his lessons and passion with those working to address the multitude of challenges faced by diverse populations of youth at risk. Dr. Hernandez has been nationally recognized for his work and was awarded the National Education Association Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award, the Michigan Education Association Elizabeth Siddall Human Rights Award, the Equity in Education award by the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and an Honors Professor of the Year Award for teaching.

The First 50 people to register will receive a free copy of Dr. Hernandez’s book, The Pedagogy of Real Talk!

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