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Writing in the Disciplines Program

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Events Calendar

The Writing in the Disciplines Program offers programming throughout the year open to all faculty and graduate students who teach. If you are interested in a topic that you don't see here or if you would like programming tailored to your department, contact us at wid@uvm.edu.

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 .

August

Weekly Writing Retreat

Mondays, August 31 to December 14, 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.

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

September

Rubrics and Streamlining Assessment

September 10, 2015 from 11:30am — 1:00pm

This workshop, drawing on experiences from UVM faculty who have participated in a faculty seminar on grading and responding, will highlight ways rubrics can be used to grade more efficiently and more meaningfully. Bring your lunch and join the conversation. (Drinks and snacks will be available.)

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

WID/FWIL Mini-Institute on Teaching Multilingual Students: A Faculty Reading Group

Apply by Monday, September 14, 2015

Have you noticed more International students in your classes? Have you sometimes wondered how to balance helping students learn academic English and learn your disciplinary content? This reading group will provide an informal chance to learn more about teaching multilingual students and to connect with colleagues. The group will meet three times for breakfast or lunch in the fall at a mutually convenient time with a possible follow-up in the spring. Register here by entering your full name and letting us know what days/times you are available to meet or contact wid@uvm.edu.

Sponsored by the Writing in the Disciplines Program and Foundational Writing & Information Literacy

Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Using the Rubric Tool in Blackboard

September 17, 2015 from 11:30am — 1:00pm

The new version of the Blackboard Rubric Tool is more useful, can now be shown to students, and used for grading. This workshop will show how the tool works, and help you set up a rubric you can use to help your students better understand your expectations on assignments, and help you grade. Bring your lunch and join the conversation. (Drinks and snacks will be available.)

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

October

Beyond the Red Ink

October 14, 2015 from 11:45 am — 1:00 pm

During this brown bag lunch we will view a short film featuring seven students who talk "openly about the role teachers’ comments have played in their lives as college writers and offer their own advice, in their own words to writing teachers." The film will be followed by a lively discussion with colleagues.

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

Assessing the Ineffable: A Colleague Tea

October 20, 2015 from 3:00 pm — 4:30 pm

This follow-up to Barbara Walvoord's October 6th Burack lecture on "The Dangers of Assessment--and How to Avoid Them at UVM" offers a chance to chat with colleagues about the challenges of assessment at the classroom and the program level, offer examples from your own experience, and work towards some answers to how we can tell whether students are achieving what we want them to in our classes.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Writing in the Disciplines program and the Foundational Writing and Information Literacy program.

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

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