Do you want to improve student learning by bringing more writing into your courses?
The University Writing Centers and the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning are partnering to offer a series of Writing Across the Curriculum workshops to help you incorporate high-impact writing assignments for your courses.
CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR FEB 22 meeting: This workshop will now be held from noon to 1:30pm in 116A in the Library. Don’t forget to bring your UD OneCard to enter!
The remaining sessions will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:30pm in Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall). Topics include:
- What’s Writing Got to Do with It? Aligning Writing Assignments to Course Goals (Feb. 22nd) Register.
- Writing to Promote Thinking/Learning: Informal Writing Assignments (Mar. 8th) Register.
- Beyond the Research Paper: Formal Writing Assignments (Mar. 22nd) Register.
- But How Would I Grade That? Responding to Student Writing (April 12th) Register.
Faculty who attend all workshops will receive a gift basket from the writing centers and receive preferred status when applying for a writing fellow after the workshops conclude. Refreshments will also be provided.
Space is limited, so visit ctal.udel.edu to sign up for the workshops today!
If you have any questions, please contact Michael McCamley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing Across the Curriculum Workshop Topics
What’s Writing Got to Do with It? Aligning Writing Assignments to Course Goals
Writing is the one activity that crosses all disciplinary boundaries, so it just makes sense to bring a writing assignment into your class. But how? And for what reasons? In this workshop, we will look at the learning goals for your class and brainstorm ways to introduce a writing assignment as a way to help your students achieve your course outcomes. Bring your syllabus with you; we’ll have plenty of time to work on your particular course.
Writing to Promote Thinking/Learning: Informal Writing Assignments
Writing does not have to be stressful for you or your students. This workshop will help you design low-stakes writing assignments that help your students master course concepts without your having to spend endless hours grading. You will leave with a draft of an assignment in your hands.
Beyond the Research Paper: Formal Writing Assignments
Do you want to help your students write more effectively in your specific courses? In this workshop, we will lead you though the process of designing formal writing assignments that will help your students write in disciplines across the university. In addition, we will consider alternative writing projects that go beyond the generic, painful-to-read research paper. By the end of the workshop, you will already have the beginnings of your assignment drafted.
But How Would I Grade That? Responding to Student Writing
The biggest obstacle to bringing writing assignments into your class is, of course, grading. This workshop will explore all the different ways to help you assess your students’ writing while still having time for your research, your teaching, and your life.