Upcoming Events

Title:Using Art to Elucidate Social Scientific Theories and Concepts
Date:Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time:12:30pm - 2:00pm
Presenter:Darlene Drummond
Location:DCAL, 102 Baker Library
Campus:Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Categories:Faculty, Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Narratives are theoretical vehicles in their own right that help make sense of what’s happening around us by politicizing personal experiences to mobilize resources for social change. This session will focus on using research and/or writing exercises grounded in creative analytic practices such as evocative autoethnography and poetry to help students understand key course theories and concepts. Lunch will be served.

Title:The Pleasures of Writing?
Date:Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time:12:30pm - 2:00pm
Presenter:Doyin Ogunfeyimi and Megan McIntyre
Location:DCAL, 102 Baker Library
Campus:Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Categories:Faculty, Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

What might we do in the classroom, in assignment sequences, or in workshops that works against student pleasure, curiosity, or gratification in the writing classroom? How could we re-envision aspects of our courses to help promote this? What does the scholarship say about this? Lunch will be served.

Title:First-year Seminar Faculty Workshop
Date:Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time:8:30am - 1:30pm
Presenter:Christiane Donahue
Location:DCAL, 102 Baker Library
Campus:Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Categories:Faculty, Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

While this small-group workshop will address issues common to all first-year seminar faculty, it will be customized to consider in particular those issues that are most relevant to participants' upcoming seminars. Our discussions might therefore include matters like assignment design, responding to student papers, designing research instruction, incorporating peer review into the writing classroom, or any other matter of interest to the participants. Although this workshop is designed for faculty new to the FYS program, experienced faculty are also welcome, in particular faculty offering a new version of a seminar, or coming back after a few years not teaching a seminar. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric.

Title:First-year Seminar Faculty Workshop
Date:Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Time:8:30am - 1:30pm
Presenter:Christiane Donahue
Campus:Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

(This workshop will be in September 2017, during the week before classes start, final date TBD.)

While this small-group workshop will address issues common to all first-year seminar faculty, it will be customized to consider in particular those issues that are most relevant to participants' upcoming seminars. Our discussions might therefore include matters like assignment design, responding to student papers, designing research instruction, incorporating peer review into the writing classroom, or any other matter of interest to the participants. Although this workshop is designed for faculty new to the FYS program, experienced faculty are also welcome, in particular faculty offering a new version of a seminar, or coming back after a few years not teaching a seminar. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric.