University of Vermont

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

Fall Faculty Writing Retreats

Fridays, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

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

No reservation required

Book Group: How People Learn

TBD (will meet 3-4x during the semester at participants' convenience)

Join colleagues to explore how learning works and what faculty can do to help students learn more effectively. How People Learn, a report of the National Research Council, examines research into learning and its implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system.

If you are interested in participating in the book group, please submit your scheduling preferences to this poll.

September

Supporting Student Peer Review: Getting Students to Talk with Each Other About Their Work

Tuesday, September 20 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

How can students' responses to each other's writing help them develop as writers and improve the quality of the papers faculty receive? Thinking about peer review from the students' and faculty's perspectives, we will look at how to design both in-class and out-of-class peer review activities that are really worth doing. Writing Center tutors will provide student perspectives on peer review.

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Balancing Peer and Instructor Feedback

Monday, October 03 2016 @ 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

What can students teach each other? What can only an instructor offer? Whether you’re just beginning to consider including student peer review in your course, or whether you have lots of experience inviting students to read each others’ work, join us for a conversation about the role of peer and instructor feedback. Come away with practical suggestions for ways to create a productive balance and increase the substantive feedback students get on their work.

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Peer Review Systems: Introduction to the Eli Review System

Wednesday, October 05 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This hour-long workshop will first introduce participants to the Eli Review System, a write-review-revise tool developed at Michigan State University's Writing in Digital Environments research center. Participants will see how Eli can work to automate aspects of peer review and provide information that can focus the next round of writing, reviewing, and revising. Secondly, participants will have a chance to learn from each other. We invite participants to bring examples of their own work with peer review for discussion. Together, we will explore ways to integrate peer review into the classroom.

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October

What to Say When? Timing Feedback for Writers

Tuesday, October 18 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

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. Explore ways to evaluate when feedback and response is possible, with an eye toward creating a rhythm that works.

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UVM Communicates: Sharing Your Research and Scholarship with the Public

Wednesday, October 26 2016 @ 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.

WID is pleased to be able to support the work of UVM Communicates.

For more information, please see UVM Communicates. This workshop is also offered on November 9th.

Location: Silver Maple Ballroom, Davis Center

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Improving Feedback Through Goal Setting

Monday, October 31 2016 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Faculty invest substantial time responding to student writing. This workshop explores how focusing your feedback and target your most important learning goals (and some ways you can encourage students to articulate their learning goals). Join us to begin developing ways to focus the ways peers and teachers can respond to writing.

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November

Responding to Multilingual Writers

Wednesday, November 02 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

How can we consider the needs of multilingual writers in ways that are both linguistically and culturally inclusive? How can we encourage writers to become increasingly attentive to the key learning goals in each course or department? Drawing on research on multilingual writing development, this workshop highlights effective teaching strategies for supporting multilingual students as learners and writers.

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UVM Communicates: Sharing Your Research and Scholarship with the Public

Wednesday, November 09 2016 @ 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.

WID is pleased to be able to support the work of UVM Communicates.

For more information, please see UVM Communicates. This workshop is also offered on October 26th.

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

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