Fall 2014 Writing Program Orientation & Fall Summit

The Fall 2014 Orientation Schedule is now available. Orientation for all new Master’s and PhD instructors begins on Thursday, Aug. 7 and runs through Wednesday, Aug. 13. In addition, the Writing Program Fall Summit is being held on Friday, Aug. 15. This event is required for all new and returning MA and PhD instructors. The schedule for the Summit and the optional work day on Thursday, Aug. 14 is now available.

Remember, you can also view upcoming events on our Calendar.

Open Source Assessment: Whose Data is it Anyway?

At the College Conference on Composition and Communication our Writing Program presented a panel on integrating data from our own research into the “daily writing research” of our program (for both students and instructors).

Activity Theory Writing Centers and the Grassroots Literate Activity Database

Data Sharing and the Creation of Writing Researchers

Assessment Data in the Classroom



Undergraduate Writing Research Scholarship 2014-15

The Illinois State University Writing Program sponsors an undergraduate scholarship to promote research in the study of writing practices. There are TWO SCHOLARSHIPS available for the 2014-2015 academic year. Each scholarship provides a $500.00 stipend to undergraduate students at any level.  Scholarship participants will create a research study that investigates writing practices, present their research at our Writing Program’s annual Writing Research Colloquium, and compose an article for The Grassroots Writing Research Journal.

For more information and to apply, please see our 2014-15 Call for Applications!