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Workshops for Faculty Across the Curriculum

In September, the Writing Program will offer four 50-minute practical workshops to help professors across campus with student writing in their courses.  Each workshop, conducted online, will begin with a presentation of 15-20 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of conversation and specific questions from participants. Each will provide curated further resources. Each session will be limited to 15 participants to foster engagement.

Save a spot by using the link for the date and time that fits your need and schedule. More dates will be added if needed--along with additional workshop topics.

Making Good Writing Assignments

Good assignments not only contribute to student learning but also save professors time and energy, especially in teaching, responding, and grading. You'll learn principles for making effective writing assignments, illustrated by examples of good ones--and of ones that foster hair-tearing: students and your own.

Times offered (click to reserve a spot)
Thursday, September 10, 11:00 am
Friday, September 11, noon
Wednesday, September 16, 10:00 am
Wednesday, September 23, 1:00 pm

Providing Feedback: Effectively, Efficiently

Probably nothing dismays professors more than the prospect of spending endless hours responding to or grading student writing--all the while worrying if they're doing any good.  This workshop will teach practical strategies for responding efficiently and effectively to student writing. More isn't necessarily better!
Times offered (click to reserve a spot)
Friday, September 11, 2:00 pm
Tuesday, September 15, 3:00 pm
Thursday, September 17, 4:00 pm
Friday, September 25, 10:00 am 

Using Informal Writings to Teach Course Content--Especially Online

How can you use short, often informal and low-stakes writing assignments to help teach your course content? One of the tenets of Writing Across the Curriculum is that writing is a mode of learning: it's a high-impact practice that actively engages students. Even better news? These writings require little of professors in terms of response time or energy. Learn some assignment types and strategies.
Times offered (click to reserve a spot)
Wednesday, September 16, 11:00 am
Tuesday, September 22, 11:00 am


Teaching Students to Use Sources Better

Students are often pretty good at drive-by citations: merely dropping in quotations or references without making productive use of them, sometimes integrating them poorly into the surrounding text. This quick workshop provides resources you can use with students to integrate through analysis, synthesis, and commentary.
Times offered (click to reserve a spot)
Thursday, September 24, 10:00 am
Friday, September 25, 11:00 am