Next English Council Meeting October 4-6, 2017

A message from our new President, Mary Ann Creadon:

I’m happy to introduce myself to those of you who don’t know me.  My name is Mary Ann Creadon, and I’m the incoming president of the CSU English Council.  My campus is Humboldt State University, where I teach theory and literature.  I’m excited to collaborate with everyone on issues in our related disciplines.  One important place we can tackle problems, and work creatively to enhance and nurture the English disciplines, is at our fall meeting, so I’d like to invite you to attend the upcoming meeting of English Council in Sacramento on October 4-6.  I encourage you to make a reservation as soon as possible, as we have a limited number of rooms available at our meeting rate of $139 per night.

We will meet at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West at 2200 Harvard Street in Sacramento.  The hotel’s phone number is 916-922-4700.  To make a reservation, visit this link:


You may also call the hotel to make your reservation.  After you make your reservation, be sure to send an email to our treasurer Margaret Rustick (margaret.rustick@csueastbay.edu) so we can keep a headcount of those attending.  Let her know how many people will be staying in your room.  If you’re attending but not staying at the hotel, we’d still appreciate it if you’d let her know you’re coming.

Conference registration is $60 for returning members and $30 for new members.  We encourage continuing members to invite their colleagues to the meeting; many of them may be interested in getting together with us.  [Registration fees are payable by check or cash Thursday morning.  If you need to submit paperwork prior to the conference, please let me know.  Margaret]

An agenda will be forthcoming soon.  In light of the new Executive Order (EO 1110) on Academic Preparation, we will be holding a meeting to discuss its ramifications on Wednesday evening.  We’d like anyone who has ideas for implementation, or who is interested in how it might (or might not) work on their campus to join us on Wednesday evening.

We will have breakout sessions during the meeting for Writing Program Directors, Department Chairs, and English Education Coordinators.  If you have any ideas for other smaller groups that you’d like to see meet, please let me know soon so I can make a point of inviting those people (Graduate Directors: Early Start Directors? GWAR Coordinators? Creative Writing program directors or faculty? Linguistics faculty? Digital Humanities specialists?).  I will also need to add the breakout session to the agenda.

I’ll look forward to seeing you all in Sacramento.


Mary Ann Creadon

President CSU English Council



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