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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 .


November

Faculty Writing Retreat

Thursdays, September 11 to November 20, 2014 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. (No retreat on November 6th due to the Responding to and Evaluating Writing by ELL Students workshop.)

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

Responding to and Evaluating Writing by ELL Students

Thursday, November 6 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

This workshop explores the ways that English Language Learners–students writing in their second (or third or fourth!) language—acquire proficiency in American academic writing. Join us to investigate what faculty can expect in terms of English language development in any given semester and what techniques can make responses to writing more effective.

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

Writing Your Teaching Philosophy

Friday, November 14 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

During this workshop we discuss the value of articulating a personal teaching philosophy and important elements to include in your statement.

Sponsored by Writing in the Disciplines and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Register through the CTL event calendar.
Location: CTL Commons, 303 Bailey/Howe Library

Creative Problem-Solving Through Design

Friday, November 14 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

No matter what the discipline, we all ask our students to engage with complex, non-linear problems that don't have obvious or straightforward answers. How can we teach our students to tackle these kinds of "wicked" problems effectively?

Design Thinking is a creative problem-solving methodology that offers a framework for just this. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn the basic tenets of the Design Thinking process, and discuss its applications to help students approach the kinds of complex, open-ended questions that they encounter in our courses.

Watch this 3-minute video for an overview of Design Thinking.

A light lunch will be served. Please email food restrictions to wid@uvm.edu

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences.

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

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