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Writing in the Disciplines Program

UVM WID: Events Calendar

Events Calendar

The Writing in the Disciplines Program offers programming throughout the year open to all faculty and graduate students who teach. We also provide special programming tailored to the needs of school’s and departments.

To register for an event, email wid@uvm.edu, or register online by clicking the link following the event description. To receive email announcements about upcoming events and other WID activities, join our mailing list by emailing wid@uvm.edu with the command SUBSCRIBE WID .

January

Weekly Writing Retreat

Wednesdays, January 28 to April 29, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The retreat is simple: we provide coffee, tea and snacks and a quiet, comfortable place to work. Attend as your schedule permits throughout the semester. No RSVP required.
(NOTE: There will be no retreat on February 11 or 18 due to a room scheduling conflict)

Sponsored by the Writing in the Disciplines Program, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Bailey/Howe Library.

Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Strategies for the Globally Diverse Classroom

Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join colleagues as we share best practices, tips, and experiences related to teaching students from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. This workshop explores an array of strategies to promote effective learning in today’s ever more globally diverse classroom, and introduces campus resources available to students and faculty.

Presenters: Gayle Nunley and Jeanne Shea

This event is part of the Global Diversity @ UVM: A Teaching Series, sponsored the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Writing in the Disciplines.

Register: send email wid@uvm.edu or go to the CTL event calendar.
Location: CTL Commons, 303 Bailey/Howe Library

February

Helping the Public Get Beyond a Blind Date with Science with Alan Alda, Visiting Professor

Monday, February 2, 2015 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Alan Alda has long worked to close the communication gap between scientists and the general public. This Burack lecture will address Alda’s experiences working with scientists to engage and connect with the public.

This event is hosted by the Writing in the Disciplines, the Vermont Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Registration is not required. To request accommodations for this event, please contact conferences@uvm.edu or 802-656-5665 in advance of the event.
Location: Silver Maple Ballroom, Davis Center

Student Engagement Techniques: A Book Group

Mondays, February 2, March 9 & March 16, 2015 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
OR
Thursdays, February 5, March 26 & April 16, 2015 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Looking for ways to engage students in discussion or class activities? Interested in finding ways to help students connect more deeply with course material or assignments? Elizabeth Barkley's Student Engagement Techniques offers a host of strategies and examples from across the disciplines regarding motivation, learning, and grading/assessment. Barkley presents a research-based framework to contextualize many practical tips to refine individual and group assignments as well as class time. Barkley offers many strategies that can be implemented immediately, as well as some that would provide inspiration for longer-term course development. Join colleagues in reading the book and trying out a few techniques!

Lunch will be provided.

Co-sponsored with the Center for Teaching and Learning

Register: send email wid@uvm.edu.
Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Writing Across Borders

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for a brownbag lunch (tea, coffee, popcorn, and cookies provided) and lively discussion of the relationship between culture, writing, and faculty expectations. We’ll view Writing Across Borders, a short film featuring international student writers and faculty across campus. Then we will have a panel of international students talking about their experiences. Our conversation will explore how cultural expectations frame our writing expectations, and how assignments and assessments are also shaped by culture.

This event is part of the Global Diversity @ UVM: A Teaching Series, sponsored the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Writing in the Disciplines.

Register: send email wid@uvm.edu or go to the CTL event calendar.
Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

March

Working with Multilingual Student Writers

Monday, March 30, 2015 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

How can we design assignments and activities that are both linguistically and culturally inclusive? How can we respond to and assess writing by multilingual students in a way that is fair and encourages learning and writing development? At the University of Vermont, as at other US institutions of higher education, these questions become ever more pressing as the number, diversity, and visibility of multilingual students, both permanent residents and international visa students, continue to grow. Dr. Michelle Cox, nationally known scholar on Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and multilingual writing, will share research on multilingual students, multilingual writing development, and effective teaching strategies for supporting multilingual students as learners and writers.

Presenter: Michelle Cox is the inaugural Director of the English Language Support Office of Cornell University’s Knight Institute. Previously, she was faculty at Bridgewater State University (BSU) and Dartmouth College. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on writing, writing theory, and writing pedagogy; launched and directed a Writing Across the Curriculum program; and served as a Multilingual Specialist, providing support to international undergraduates and graduate students. She earned her PhD in Composition Studies from the University of New Hampshire in 2006. Her scholarship focuses on WAC theory and administration and second language writing. Her most recent book, co-edited with Terry Myers Zawacki, WAC and Second Language Writing: Research toward Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices, is available electronically at the WAC Clearinghouse.

This event is part of the Global Diversity @ UVM: A Teaching Series, sponsored the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Writing in the Disciplines.

Register: send email wid@uvm.edu or go to the CTL event calendar.
Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

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