Upper Division Composition Workshops

Two more upper division composition workshops will be offered after Spring Break. Both count toward the UD composition professional development certificate. Each workshop will be offered at two times.

Face-to-Face Assessment: This Time It’s Personal
Tuesday, March 26, 4-5 p.m. or Wednesday, March 27, 4-5 p.m., Whitaker Conference Room

Knowing that the best assessment practices in composition courses include formative evaluation and robust, thoughtful response to student writing—not just “grading papers”—instructors are always looking for ways to make the process of evaluating students’ work matter. Some of us have added face-to-face assessment or “grading conferences” to our repertoire. Join Laura Thomas, Jeana Burton and Sharon Grindle for a conversation about our experiences with this promising method. Although we will focus on upper division courses, instructors who teach composition at any level are encouraged to attend.

Blogged Down?
Tuesday, April 9 or Wednesday April 10, 4-5 p.m. Whitaker Conference Room.

It has been a couple of years since we had a seminar about blogging in CO300.  Since then, a number of instructors have begun using blogs in various ways.  This workshop led by Beth Lechleitner will give you an opportunity to catch up on how blogs are being used by CO300 instructors, share how you are using them (if you are), ask questions if you are thinking about integrating them with your course, and share best practices (and perhaps a few cautionary tales). The workshop is open to current CO300 instructors and those interested in teaching the course.

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