Planning for the Spring Symposium & Creative Commons liscensing

Spring Symposium?

Spring has sprung, and we need to plan the Spring Symposium event!

As we head into the latter part of March and consider the final stretch of Spring, we need to plan the Spring Symposium event for the MA in Writing Studies community and decide how you will each present your work. We can start our next meeting with a plan to pin down the details for the Symposium. Here are a few questions:

-Date? -Venue? -Invitees? -Food? -Presentation plan? Is this an overlap-opportunity with the “Research Days” schedule? Can we dovetail these two events into one MA in Writing Studies party?

Kelli & Justin – you are now in the homestretch phase, and when we connect we will take an overview look at your overall thesis undertaking and start to discuss how you will present the final project (media forms)? Vee – you are now entering “implementation” phase, and we will map out a plan for that.

Creative Commons

I recommend that each of you create a Creative Commons license when designing any web presence (website) to feature your final thesis work. A Creative Commons (CClicense is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted “work”. A CC license is used when an author wants to give other people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that he or she (that author) has created. CC provides an author flexibility (for example, he or she might choose to allow only non-commercial uses of a given work) and protects the people who use or redistribute an author’s work from concerns of copyright infringement as long as they abide by the conditions that are specified in the license by which the author distributes the work.

Work licensed under a Creative Commons license is governed by applicable copyright law. This allows Creative Commons licenses to be applied to all work falling under copyright, including books, plays, movies, music, articles, photographs, blogs, and websites.

In order to create a Creative Commons license, click here.

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