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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. We also provide special programming tailored to the needs of schools and departments.

To register for an event, email, 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 with the command SUBSCRIBE WID .


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.

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

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 and offered in conjunction with the Blackboard Jungle

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


Writing Workshop: Developing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Friday, April 3, 2015 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am

This writing workshop offers participants the chance to give and receive feedback on drafts of teaching philosophy statements. Participants should come with draft in hand (computers will be provided for those who wish to work electronically). We will facilitate small group discussion that provides constructive feedback for each participant. While this workshop grows out of the Developing Your Teaching Philosophy Workshop, anyone with a teaching philosophy draft is welcome to attend. The workshop will include opportunities for writing and revising as well as conversation.

This event is sponsored with the Center for Teaching and Learning

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

Apply for the Sixth Annual WID Institute

Applications are due Friday, April 17, 2015

The WID Institute supports full-time faculty who are developing or revising an undergraduate course in the major with a significant writing component. This year’s institute is Tuesday – Friday, May 12 – 15. For more information or to download an application, visit

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