Welcome to the Program Blog

Hi there, and welcome to the Writing Program Blog! Here, you’ll find updates on Writing Program events, professional development tools, classroom resources, information on how to use technology for teaching, and more. In the right sidebar (below recent tweets and posts) you’ll find some blog keywords that may be helpful in navigating the blog. And below that you can enter your email address to get a quick update every time we post something new.

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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.

Podcast 5 – Experimental Teaching Group

Today, Chamere Poole spoke with members of the Writing Program’s Experimental Teaching Group about introducing and assessing uptake genres in the writing classroom.  Teaching Group members who took part were Elizabeth Williams (facilitator), Rob Rowan, Julie Bates, Angela Sheets, and Michelle Wright-Dottore.

Full Podcast (mp3 – 30 MB)

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Writing Program Mini-Grants

The Writing Program will award five mini-grants up to $100 each to pay for materials needed for a Writing Program course class project. Students in the class should write and submit a proposal using the mini-grant application form. Successful applicants will be asked to contribute their project and relevant documents to the Illinois State University Writing Research Archives. Applicants should also consider contributing an article based on their project to the Grassroots Writing Research Journal.

Program Assessment: 2013-2014

Fall 2013 – ENG 145 Assessment

Spring 2014 – ENG 101 Assessment

As we come closer to the Spring Assessment, updated instructions will be provided.  But please see the ENG 145 Instructions above for a general idea of the overall assessment process.

For Tech Support

In case you are unable to access a resource due to technology, please Contact Ryan Edel.