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The OWC Community is seeking of submissions on a range of topics that impact the work we do in writing cetners online.
Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, has been selected as the next site for the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. The conference will be held from June 3rd through 7th, 2020. The WAC Summer Institute will precede the conference.
The link leads to a PDF for the conference program for The Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum (CSURF). CSURF highlights the accomplishments of undergraduates from Colorado College, the United States Air Force Academy, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and Pikes Peak Community College. Over 400 students showcased research from in the Arts, Humanities, Engineering, and Natural and Social Sciences.
Read details on the newly-formed Association for Writing Across the Curriculum (AWAC), including information on becoming a member and participating on committees and the executive board.
Kathleen Daly, Assistant Director of the Writing Across the Curriculum at UW-Madison describes how she addresses a key point of faculty resistance to assigning and teaching more writing in their courses: “How do I teach writing without having to cut out course content?” Daly describes a faculty development course she designed -- "Expeditions in Learning: Exploring How Students Learn with Writing Across the Curriculum" -- that helps address that understandable concern.
This GradHacker post by Brady Krien makes a nice handout. If you're doing a workshop or talk for graduate teaching assistants in programs across the curriculum, it can serve as lovely leave behind.
Christine Tulley, professor of English and the academic career development coordinator for the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Findlay, shares smart advice on creating a compelling tenure and promotion narrative. One of her prompts for faculty includes looking at their contributions to writing assessment and writing across the curriculum.
The WEC Institute and WEC Symposium will be held April 18-20th at the University of Minnesota.
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The search for associate editors for our book series is now closed and applications are under review.