Schedule for the Fall 2012 Writing Summit is here!

Hi everyone!  We’ve got the overall schedule for the Fall Summit on Writing Instruction ready to go and we’re posting it here.  Abstracts of all the talks will be available on the website in the next week, but please let us know if you have questions about the events that we’ve scheduled.  Last spring was a really great event, and we’re hoping to have some similarly fabulous conversation this fall.  Click to download a MsWord version of the Fall 2012 Writing Instruction Summit Schedule.

Fall Writing Summit Schedule

Thursday, August 16, 2012

All Instructors

Time Event
8:30 –9:00 Breakfast/Welcome 
9:00 –9:50 Concurrent Session A
What Does It Mean to Do Research In a Writing Class?Joyce Walker
Using Genre Studies with ESL/EFL StudentsLisya Seloni
Piece by Piece: Scaffolding a Genre Research ApproachMeghann Meeusen
10:00–10:50 Concurrent Session B
221 A Workshop: Exploring Teaching with Visual GenresLisa Phillips
  Building Bridges: From High School to the Writing Program and Back AgainAmy Hicks and Amy Magnifichi
  Creative Nonfiction and Genre StudiesRyan Clark and Hilary Selznik
11:00–11:50 Concurrent Session C
  Online Insurrection: Facebook and the Stevenson 250 ClassroomRyan Edel
  So You’re Going to Be a Consultant: Q&A With Those Who Have Been ThereKathleen Daly and Karly Grice
  CHAT and Genre Studies: More than Just a MapKellie Sharp-Hoskins and Chris Mays
12:00–1:00 Lunch/Mingling
1:00 –2:15 Large Group Business Meeting  
2:15 –2:50 Information Literary Assessment Q&A
2:50-3:00 Break
3:00-4:00 Breakout Groups NOTE:  If you are teaching both 101 and 145 or 145.13 attend whichever session you want
4:00 –4:30 Cookies and Compliments + Professional Development Award Presentation


Fall Writing Summit Schedule

Friday, August 17, 2012


All new instructors should attend + 101.10 instructors.  These events are Optional for other Instructors

Time Event
10:00–12:00 ENG 101 Course Plan Review
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:00 New ENG 101 & 101.10 Instructor “Dress Rehearsal” (i.e. a session where you can practice first day activities)
3:00-4:00 Experimental Teaching Group Planning Meeting


Note 1: There will also be “all day” availability to schedule meetings with Writing Program Assistants. A sign-up sheet will be available beforehand.

Note 2: Writing Program Assistants will be providing special services (i.e. “office-pitality”) to our valued Writing Program instructors all day. PAs will provide snacks and drinks to instructors in their offices as they work to prepare for the semester.

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