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Pre-Conference Workshops

Offered Thursday, May 20, 8:30-11:30am

Pre-conference workshops are offered for an additional registration fee of $40. Participation will be limited to 30 people per workshop.

Proceed to WAC2010 registration.


Developing and Sustaining an Undergraduate Writing Fellows Program as Part of a WAC Program

  • Brad Hughes, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Emily B. Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Kathy Evertz, Carleton College

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.

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A New Approach to and Vision of Enhancing Learning Through Writing: Scenes and Issues in the U.S. and Europe

  • Magnus K. Gustafsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Julian Ingle, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Paul Anderson, Miami University
  • David R. Russell, Iowa State University

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.

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Take Your Students to the Movies: Teaching Writing and Thinking Through Film

  • Chantal N. Gibson, Simon Fraser University
  • Stephanie Dayes, Simon Fraser University

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.

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Past, Present, Future: Making High School-College WAC Collaborations Work

  • Pamela B. Childers, The McCallie School
  • Jacob Blumner, University of Michigan-Flint

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.

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Proceed to WAC2010 registration.