Sue Doe and Lisa Langstraat: Publication

Sue Doe and Lisa Langstraat’s co-edited collection, Generation Vet: Composition, Veterans and the Post-9/11 University will be published by Utah State University Press, which is currently merging with the University of Colorado press.  The collection includes essays that explore the relationship between the burgeoning U.S. veteran population in universities and issues of citizenship, disability, anti-war activism, writing and trauma, veterans’ community writing projects, and composition pedagogy.  The collection is slated for publication early in 2013.

Upper Division Composition Workshop: Textbook

Upper Division Composition Workshop on Rhetorical Analysis: A Brief Guide for Writers.

Tuesday, February 28 from 11 am-12 pm  in the Eddy Library, aka the Philosophy Library (323D—along the west end of the building)

or

Wednesday, February 29 from 4-5 pm in the Whitaker conference room.

Beth Lechleitner will lead an in-depth look at this text which was among those previewed at the roundtable discussion at the beginning of the month, (no need to have attended the introduction to all five texts to attend and benefit from this one.) Key features of the text will be highlighted, some recommended activities enumerated, and we will explore how this text, which is a particularly good choice for veteran instructors of CO300, can be integrated with Readings in Rhetoric for Advanced Writers (RRAW).

If you were not able to attend this week’s session on A Little Argument, but would like to look at that text more closely, review copies are available for check out from Kate Kiefer.  She also has a few copies of the handouts from the workshop. And Beth is happy to talk with you about either of these books.

Todd Mitchell: Publication and Presentations

A new, paperback edition of Todd Mitchell’s The Traitor King was just released. The book is also now available as an eBook for under five bucks.

Todd Mitchell recently presented sessions at the CCIRA conference in Denver and the High Plains Library Conference in Greeley. He also ran writing workshops with middle and high school students in the Blue Horizons program, and performed an author visit at Fort Morgan middle school, working with students and staff.

Community Literacy Center (CLC): Call for Proposals

The CSU Community Literacy Center (CLC) invites faculty, instructors, and students to submit proposals for a community publishing project in Spring 2012.  Such projects should develop a CSU-community partnership or enhance an existing relationship.  Projects can be affiliated with a CSU course or independent community-based project.

Publications might take the form of a print journal, a collection of oral histories, a booklet of youth writing/artwork, a community cookbook or other publishable documents.

The CLC will award $200-300 to support the publication of a community-based writing project.  Award may be used to purchase materials (for publication production) and publication (for public distribution). Monies may not be used for stipends or salaries.

Proposals (2 single-spaced pages max) should include the following: 

  • Title of program
  • Anticipated community partners
  • Brief description of project and goals * Brief description of community-based publication * Expected outcomes (including anticipated number of participants and intention of publication)

Applications due by February 27, 2012.  Successful applicants will be notified by March 5. Contact Stephanie Train at the CLC (clc@colostate.edu or 491-7251) for more information.

Upper Division Composition Workshop: Textbook

Upper Division Composition Workshop on Nancy Wood’s Essentials of Arguments and Perspectives of Argument: This workshop will focus on how each of these well-written and engaging texts can be used to help our upper division students write and analyze arguments effectively. Join Christina Sutton on Tuesday March 6th or Wednesday March 7th in the Whitaker Conference Room from 3:30-4:30pm.

Upper Division Composition Workshops: Introduction to Teaching CO300

Upper Division Composition Workshop: Introduction to Teaching CO300. This is a series of three workshops for those who have not yet taught 300 but are interested in doing so in the future. Each one builds on the previous one, so the whole series provides an orientation to the goals and objectives of the course as well as examples of how current instructors have designed syllabi and assignments to achieve those goals and objectives. In sum, people need to go to all three if at all possible and that’s the expectation set for those who have committed to attending. The dates for this series of workshops are:

  1. Thursday February 23rd, in the Whitaker Conference Room at 2:00-3:30pm.
  2. Thursday, February 16th in the Whitaker Conference Room at 2:00-3:30pm.
  3. Thursday, March 1st in the Whitaker Conference Room at 2:00-3:30pm.

Contact: laura.thomas@colostate.edu

Upper Division Composition News: Spring, 2012

We’re working on several workshops this spring, both to introduce the newly recommended titles of textbooks for CO300 and to prepare new teachers of CO300. More details about each session will appear in coming weeks in the newsletter calendar. Specific information about places and times for the sessions will appear in the newsletter and in email notifications. Please contact Kate Kiefer with any questions about the topics of upcoming sessions.

Week of Feb 6 – Roundtable on the CO300 textbook review process and recommended list
Week of Feb 13 – First session of “New Teacher of CO300” series –
Week of Feb 20 – A Little Argument
Week of Feb 20 – Second session of “New Teacher of CO300” series
Week of Feb 27 – Rhetorical Analysis
Week of Feb 27 – Final session of “New Teacher of CO300” series
Week of March 5 – Well-Crafted Argument
Week of March 26 – Essentials of Argument/Perspectives on Argument
Week of April 2 – Syllabus design, 1
Week of April 9 – Syllabus design, 2

Our first session, the Roundtable on the textbook review process and the recommended list of titles will run on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 12:30-1:30 pm and on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 4-5 pm in Natural Resources 112. Please join Kate Kiefer, Ed Lessor, Bev McQuinn, and Debra Walker for one of these sessions for a brief overview of the final five books after our comprehensive textbook review.