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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

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 .


Fall Faculty Writing Retreats

Wednesdays, 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


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

Book Group: Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning, by James Lang

October 3, 31, and November 14, 12:30-2 pm

In Small Teaching, James Lang connects research on how people learn with small, practical steps teachers can take to help students learn. Each chapter a) discusses a different aspect of learning, introducing key findings or principles from learning research b) includes several models of how instructors might act on these findings c) offers principles for developing additional applications and d) emphasizes small strategies. Lang’s work encourages small modifications with a big payoff. Join colleagues to discover how you can make small changes in informal writing and classroom activities in order to support students.

Registration is closed.


UVM Communicates: Sharing Your Research and Scholarship with the Public

Monday, October 9, 2017; 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Join colleagues for a day of hands-on activities designed to help you communicate more effectively with the public, with funders, with policymakers, and with fellow academics. Lunch will be provided.

Inspired by our affiliation with the Alda Center for Communicating Science, the morning combines a short plenary with a series of fun improvisation exercises. These exercises are not designed to turn you into an actor, but rather to free you to talk more effectively and personally about your research or scholarship and establish a more direct connection with your audience.

Please come prepared with an informal three-minute speech about your research or scholarship. After lunch, you will work in a small group to refine your pre-prepared three-minute speech, and you’ll also identify strategies that will transfer to other presentation settings.

For more information, please see UVM Communicates.During this workshop we discuss the value of articulating a personal teaching philosophy and important elements to include in your statement.

Register here.

Location: Hills 20

Writing Your Teaching Philosophy

Friday, October 27, 2017; 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Register here.

Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library (Fulwiler)


Designing Writing Assignments: Get the Writing You Want to Read

Wednesday, November 01, 2017; 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

How do assignments (dis)encourage students to work? This workshop will present research findings on writing and engagement, and then look at strategies for shaping assignments that get students working in ways you value. This interactive workshop will allow time for participants to apply these strategies to their own courses—whether you’re considering developing a new assignment, or whether you’re problem-solving with existing assignments, this workshop should open up possibilities for you.

Register here.

Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library (Fulwiler)

Reflective Writing: Strategies for Encouraging Students to Think About Their Learning

Thursday, November 09, 2017; 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Join colleagues to identify useful moments for student reflection, considering ways students can strengthen their understanding of course concepts and disciplinary performance through meta-cognition. We will look at various examples of teaching with reflection, from classroom activities to formal assignments.

Register here.

Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library (Fulwiler)

Writing Workshop: Developing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Friday, November 10, 2017; 9:30 AM - 11:00 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.

Register here.

Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library (CTL)

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