Teach a CE Course at MLA's Annual Meeting
"How can I teach my continuing education course at an MLA Annual Meeting?"
This question is one of the most commonly asked of MLA's professional development department every year. Following are instructions and advice on how to have your course considered for future MLA annual meetings.
Course ideas must be submitted to the Continuing Education Committee (CEC) for review at its midwinter meeting each January. The CEC solicits course ideas and proposals before the midwinter meeting in the MLA News, on MEDLIB-L, and on MLANET. Please watch for these announcements.
If your course idea is approved, a CEC member will contact you and ask you to submit a proposal so that the committee may determine the course's educational content and quality. MLA's professional development department will send you a proposal packet containing the MLA Continuing Education Activities Approval Application. The application forms should be completed and returned to your CEC contact before the annual CEC meeting, which is held during the MLA Annual Meeting in May. The application is a simple form and you must submit a curriculum vitae and detailed course agenda with it. You do not need to submit an original syllabus or course hand-outs.
If the CEC approves your course proposal, it is given to the professional development department for approval of MLA CE contact hours. After this final approval, staff will contact you about teaching at the next annual meeting.
If your course proposal is not approved for the annual meeting, your course can still receive MLA CE contact hours. The advantage of having contact hours is that your course will be available at the local and chapter levels. It will be in MLA's record of approved courses and on the MLANET Educational Clearinghouse, from which course titles are taken for local sponsors of continuing education programs. For information about obtaining MLA contact hours, see the CE Approval Process for Course Developers.
Each year, MLA works with more than 100 organizations to host continuing education courses, to approve courses, and to award MLA CE contact hours. A wide variety of educational opportunities are consideredfrom MLA annual meeting courses to teleconferences and multimedia programs.
For information regarding
contact Kathleen Combs in MLA's Professional Development Department at 312.419.9094 x29.
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Last Updated: 2007 June 26