MESH Conference

​Des Moines Area Community College cordially invites you
to the English/Speech Departments' Annual

MESH (Meet, Eat, Share, Help) Conference


A day of professional development focusing on best practices
Integrating Our Partnership with You

Monday, June 25, 2018
8:00am-3:00pm (Registrations 8-9am with Continental B​reakfast)
LocationDMACC West Campus
Theme: Working With Students of Diverse Cultures in an Environment Where All Students Can Be Successful

Adjuncts and concurrent enrollment faculty will be paid.
Attendance will meet the annual professional development requirement for NACEP.
Full-time faculty will receive TIs.

Deadline for proposals: Friday, June 15, 2018

Deadline for registration: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Conference Contacts: Tiffany Lau​er and ​Beth Baker Brodersen

Proposal Form

This year we are soliciting proposals for two types of sessions:

  1. Leader-led sessions that are focused around a specific topic of interest. These sessions are flexible in format: they can include facilitator presentations, panel discussions, roundtable discussions on focused issues such as grading, class structure, discussion, or best practices for encouraging participation, challenges particular to adjunct or concurrent-enrollment faculty, or any other format/topic that you believe will engage your peers.​
  2. Open-ended roundtable discussion facilitators. This year we will be dedicating one of our breakout sessions to a set of informal roundtable discussions geared around the following disciplines: speech, writing, and literature/humanities. Participants will choose which topic they are interested in, and conversation will be free-flowing and casual. Facilitators will be tasked only with keeping the discussion going.​