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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 .


September

The Mind at Hand: Using Drawing to Help Students Learn Across the Disciplines

Friday, September 5 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

During this workshop, we will learn how drawing can be used to help students understand physical and biological structures, growth and change, as well as symbolic representation of processes in a variety of disciplines. We will discuss how visual perception doesn't just provide students with information about particular qualities, objects and events, but how it lays the groundwork for concept formation.

This workshop will be facilitated by Michael Strauss--chemist, professor, and visual artist. He has long embraced writing as a way of learning across the disciplines. More recently, he's expanded his pedagogy to explore the ways drawing helps students learn and communicate in many fields. Join Dr. Strauss in a dynamic workshop which will invite faculty to explore how drawing-to-learn can be practiced in many fields as a way of helping students analyze and integrate important concepts.

Lunch will be provided. If you have dietary needs, please email Kristen at kicamero@uvm.edu.

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

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 Writing

Tuesday, September 16 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

This session focuses on what readers can do to help writers understand how their texts work. We'll pay particular attention to the ways faculty can use response strategies efficiently and clearly–and ways faculty can evaluate what difference those responses make for students.

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

Teaching in Higher Education

Friday, September 26 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

This workshop will help you reflect on your teaching practice. We will discuss your teaching so far in your career and we share current research on teaching practices. These practices include: Kuh's High Impact Practices and Universal Design for Learning. (This workshop is a requirement of the Graduate Teaching Program).

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

October

Designing Rubrics

Wednesday, October 8 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

This workshop, drawing on experiences from UVM faculty who’ve participated in a faculty seminar on grading and responding, will highlight ways rubrics can be used to grade more efficiently and more meaningfully.

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

Course Goals and Backwards Design: Principles for Engaging Courses

Friday, October 24 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Synergy between course goals, assignments and other learning activities is crucial for helping students achieve. This workshop will provide principles for identifying, writing and utilizing learning goals as part of your course design. Participants will (re)design goals for a current or future course, and then spend time looking at strategies to align assignments and in-class activities with those goals. Participants will also be introduced to Blackboard's alignment tool as one strategy for promoting engagement.

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

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

November

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

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