2020 Online plenary

In 2020, the CPTSC conference schedule for Denton, Texas (North Texas University) was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In its place, CPTSC hosted a special online event, including the business meeting, a plenary session titled Administering Programs in a Time of Crisis, the administrators’ round table, the editors’ round table, and the awards reception.

The following are recordings of the plenary session.

Introduction: Brian Blackburne


Aimee Kendall Roundtree — Program resiliency and value: Lessons learned from crisis.

Denise Tillary — Administering programs during a time of crisis.

Kaye Adkins — Budgetary injustice: Program cuts in a budget crisis.


Ed Nagelhout — Work/Life balance in times of austerity

Chris Dayley — Addressing issues of racism through and in academic programs.

Discussion: Where should we start as we think about our programs?

Discussion continued: What recommendations do panelists have for making persuasive cases for our programs?

Discussion continued: With enrollments low, what are the pros and cons of joining a more general English major.