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Getting Better Writing from Our Students: Reconsidering Traditional Assignment Design with Dr. Paul Hanstedt, Roanoke College

Thursday, September 27 2012 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

How can faculty teaching first-year seminars integrate substantial writing in ways that support key course goals? This workshop explores alternatives to traditional academic assignments, finding ways to construct writing projects that meet our course goals and potentially lead students to greater learning about both writing and our disciplines. Participants will have the opportunity to work on their own courses and develop and receive feedback on assignments that meet the needs of their particular student populations.

Paul Hanstedt, Professor of English at Roanoke College, is author of General Education Essentials: A Guide for Faculty. As director of Roanoke College's General Education Program, Professor Hanstedt led a faculty initiative to overhaul the first-year curriculum to emphasize writing, quantitative reasoning, and oral communications. More recently he spent a Fulbright year in Hong Kong, working with universities developing and implementing a four-year curriculum including General Education.

Sponsored by the First-Year Writing Program Pilot Project and the Department of English Buckham Fund

Event details:

  • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802/656-1958
  • Location: Waterman 427A
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