Pre-conference workshops are offered for an additional registration fee of $40. Participation will be limited to 30 people per workshop.
Developing and Sustaining an Undergraduate Writing Fellows Program as Part of a WAC Program
In this workshop, presenters will facilitate a discussion of the philosophy and logistics of establishing an undergraduate Writing Fellows program—developing a proposal and pilot program; recruiting, selecting, and training new Fellows; recruiting and collaborating with faculty; exploring options for funding; building a strong community of Writing Fellows; finding campus partners for financial, curricular, and administrative support; and assessing the program's effectiveness. Focus throughout will be on how a Writing Fellows program can contribute to a strong culture of writing across a campus.
A New Approach to and Vision of Enhancing Learning Through Writing: Scenes and Issues in the U.S. and Europe
A workshop to outline the pros and cons of a more far-reaching and departmentally oriented approach to promoting student writing discussing parameters such as effective strategies, decisive differences, organisational or educational obstacles, and characteristics of high quality learning through writing.
Take Your Students to the Movies: Teaching Writing and Thinking Through Film
Using Henry Fonda as the model critical thinker, this critical reading of 12 Angry Men offers teachers a fun and engaging way to guide students through the argument writing process as they evaluate the strengths and limitations of their own thinking.
Past, Present, Future: Making High School-College WAC Collaborations Work
Through an interactive workshop participants will be actively involved in designing creative solutions to the continuous problem of underprepared students of writing in colleges and universities through successful cross-institutional WAC/writing center partnerships.