Upcoming Events

Title:Reading as Writing: Teaching Reading in Writing Courses
Date:Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time:12:30pm - 2:00pm
Presenter:Christiane Donahue and Mark Koch
Location:DCAL, 102 Baker Library
Campus:Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Categories:Faculty, Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Like writing, reading involves different demands, assumptions, and strategies in different contexts; reading is entangled with writing as two sides to the same coin. This session will explore some current research on the essential reading-writing relationship at the college level and some strategies for working with students. Based on sample readings participants bring to the workshop, we will ask ourselves: what purposes do our assigned readings serve? What “kind” of reader do we expect and how we might help that reader to develop? Lunch will be served.

Title:Peer to Peer: What RWIT Tutors Can Teach Writing Faculty
Date:Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time:12:30pm - 2:00pm
Presenter:Nick Van Kley and Alan Taylor
Location:DCAL, 102 Baker Library
Campus:Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Categories:Faculty, Workshop
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

RWIT Tutors see our students in settings we do not. They work carefully with student drafts and help students digest our assignments, course structures, and feedback. In this session, we will hear from experienced RWIT tutors about their encounters with student writers. What has their unique perspective taught them about our students' experiences? Lunch will be served.

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.