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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. 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 .

Ongoing

Spring Faculty Writing Retreats

Mondays, 12 - 3 PM

Join your colleagues for coffee, tea, and snacks in a quiet and comfortable space for writing.

No reservation required

Location: 302 Fulwiler Room, Bailey/Howe Library

Writing in Good Company: Faculty Writing Groups

Various

During Spring 2017, WID announced a new support for faculty writing: structured writing groups. WID will continue this initiative during the Spring 2018 semester.

Join colleagues on a regular basis to reflect on and discuss your writing projects, process, and goals. You can also get in some writing time!

Registration is closed. If you would be interested in joining a writing group during the Fall 2018 semester, please contact wid@uvm.edu.

February

Small Changes, Big Impact: Small Teaching Changes that Build Analysis and Reflection

Tuesday, February 6th, 10 - 11 am

The right small, powerful changes to your teaching can have a big impact on student learning. Our Small Changes, Big Impact series highlights research-based strategies you could implement tomorrow.

In this workshop we explore how small class activities can encourage students to purposefully dig deeper into core content and become more reflective learners.

Register here. You are welcome to attend any number of the workshops in this series.

Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library (Fulwiler)

Threshold Concepts

Thursday, February 8th, 10 - 11 am

This workshop introduces participants to some threshold concepts in writing studies (such as "all writers have more to learn" or "failure can be an important part of writing development"). Participants will consider ways these threshold concepts can help shape their own disciplinary writing assignments.

Register here.

Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library (Fulwiler)

Small Changes, Big Impact: Increase Student Engagement with Index Cards

Wednesday, February 14th, 1 - 2 pm

The right small, powerful changes to your teaching can have a big impact on student learning. Our Small Changes, Big Impact series highlights research-based strategies you could implement tomorrow.

This workshop explores how index cards can be used for microassignments or small interactions with you or peers. Index cards can help students practice key skills and help you connect with students' experience of the course. If you're interested in student reflection, reviewing, or assessment, join colleagues to consider how index cards can be a useful tool.

Register here. You are welcome to attend any number of the workshops in this series.

Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library (Fulwiler)

Mentoring Writing in the Lab

Tuesday, February 20th, 11:45 am - 1 pm

Mentoring students' writing happens not just in the classroom but in the lab and field. Join us for lunch and a conversation led by three faculty colleagues whose labs feature approaches to scaffolding and supporting writing instruction for undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs. This discussion will leave you with strategies you can take back to your own student networks.

Co-sponsored by the Graduate Writing Center

Register here.

Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library (Fulwiler)

Responding to Writing: Rubrics, Response, and a Common Vocabulary

Wednesday, February 28th, 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Move Beyond the Red Ink to response strategies that actually work! Our Responding to Writing workshop series will help you to fine-tune your approach to feedback, rubrics, and commenting so that you get the results you want.

Rubrics are often touted as a time-saving approach to grading and responding, but their real value lies in the ways they create a common vocabulary that focuses attention on concepts, skills, and genre features that matter. Join colleagues for a discussion of ways responding to writing helps students take up the vocabulary of your course and discipline.

Register here. You are welcome to attend any number of the workshops in this series.

Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library (Fulwiler)

March

Responding to Writing: Beyond the Red Ink, a film - Students Talk about Teachers' Comments

Thursday, March 8th, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Move Beyond the Red Ink to response strategies that actually work! Our Responding to Writing workshop series will help you to fine-tune your approach to feedback, rubrics, and commenting so that you get the results you want.

Have you ever wondered why students' revisions seem to ignore the comments you so laboriously wrote? Are you interested in helping your students understand and use your comments?

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.

Register here. You are welcome to attend any number of the workshops in this series.

Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library (Fulwiler)

Supporting Multilingual Writers: Evaluating and Grading Written Work

Thursday, March 22nd, 12 - 1 pm

In our Supporting Multilingual Writers series, we will explore how we respond to and grade academic work by multilingual writers while considering the impact that culture has on our approach and expectations.

In this brown bag lunch workshop we ask, "How can we balance the need to support writing growth over time with the need to be fair and consistent with expectations? How can we consider the long time horizon for developing polished fluency in other languages with the demands of a semester?" Join colleagues to talk about how we respond to and grade academic work by multilingual writers.

Register here. You are welcome to attend any number of the workshops in this series.

Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library (Fulwiler)

Responding to Writing: Feedforward, not Feedback

Tuesday, March 27th, 2:45 - 3:45 pm

Move Beyond the Red Ink to response strategies that actually work! Our Responding to Writing workshop series will help you to fine-tune your approach to feedback, rubrics, and commenting so that you get the results you want.

If most of the energy spent on responding to student writing happens at the end of the semester, its impact may be limited. Yet the alternative - multiple drafts of assignments, each with feedback - is often not sustainable. This interactive workshop explores different types of feedback, inviting participants to determine what sort of feedback best matches their goals for what students should do next.

Register here. You are welcome to attend any number of the workshops in this series.

Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library (Fulwiler)

Supporting Multilingual Writers: Writing Across Borders, a film - Multilingual Writers and Faculty Expectations

Wednesday, March 28th, 12 - 1 pm

In our Supporting Multilingual Writers series, we will explore how we respond to and grade academic work by multilingual writers while considering the impact that culture has on our approach and expectations.

This workshop will explore the relationship between culture, writing, and faculty expectations. We'll view Writing Across Borders, a short film featuring international student writers and faculty across disciplines. Our conversation will explore how cultural expectations frame our writing expectations, and how assignments and assessments are also shaped by culture.

This event is held in conjunction with Blackboard Jungle

Register here. You are welcome to attend any number of the workshops in this series.

Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library (Fulwiler)

April

Small Changes, Big Impact: Small Teaching Changes that Build Content Mastery

Wednesday, April 18th, 9:30 - 10:30 am

The right small, powerful changes to your teaching can have a big impact on student learning. Our Small Changes, Big Impact series highlights research-based strategies you could implement tomorrow.

This workshop explores how small moments in class can encourage students to learn core knowledge and begin to apply it in other context.

Register here. You are welcome to attend any number of the workshops in this series.

Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library (Fulwiler)

Past Events
Writing in the Disciplines Program • 302 Bailey/Howe Library • Burlington, VT 05405

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