Faculty Development Workshops
Faculty development workshops are designed to engage the university teaching community on timely and relevant writing-related topics.
Spring Term 2019 Workshops
Dr. Karen Yokley, “Teaching Writing and Writing-to-Learn in Math and other Quantitative Fields”
Th. Feb. 21, 12:15-1:30, Lakeside 214.
Dr. Yokley will share examples of teaching materials generated from her department’s work on the Writing Excellence Initiative (including writing in the discipline/profession and writing-to-learn materials). Lunch will be served, so please register.
Dr. Kate Upton and Dr. Adam Aiken, "Writing in the Finance Curriculum"
Mon., April 15, 12:15-1:30, Lakeside 214.
Dr. Upton and Dr. Aiken will present on "Writing in the Finance Curriculum: Teaching Students to Write to Clients, Associates, and Professors." Based on their Center for Writing Excellence "Writing Pedagogy Grant," they will discuss how they incorporated writing intensive projects into upper-level financial courses. They will share how they integrated best practices, such as scaffolding writing assignments and using low-stakes writing, into projects that ask students to synthesize data and write for different audiences. Lunch will be served, so please register.
Dr. Heather Lindenman and Dr. Paula Rosinski, "WEI Survey Results: How Students' Non-Academic Writing Supports Their Academic Writing"
Mon. March 4, 12:15-1:30, Lakeside 214.
Drs. Lindenman and Rosinski will share survey data about the non-academic writing that Elon students compose, what they report learning from that writing, and the relevance this non-academic writing has to their academic work. They also will discuss ways that faculty might leverage students' non-academic writing experiences to improve their understanding of class assignments. Lunch will be served, so please register.
Fall Term 2018 Workshops
Dr. Helen Sword, “Writing with Pleasure,” co-sponsored by the CWE & CATL
Th. Sept. 6, 2:30-4:30, Belk Pavilion 208. This evidence-based workshop will help you establish and maintain a productive writing practice by rediscovering the pleasures of writing. Please register.
Dr. Amanda Sturgill, “Simple Videos that Encourage Your Students to Use Feedback to Improve their Writing”
Th. Oct. 23, 12:15-1:30, Oaks Commons 212. See how feedback videos encourage students to engage with comments and let you track if they did. It doesn't even take more time for you! Lunch will be served, so please register.
Dr. Karen Yokley and Dr. Paula Rosinski, “Teaching Writing and Writing-to-Learn in Math and other Quantitative Fields”
Mon. Nov. 12, 12:15-1:30, Oaks Commons 212. Dr. Yokley will share examples of teaching materials generated from her department’s work on the Writing Excellence Initiative (including writing in the discipline/profession and writing-to-learn materials). Dr. Rosinski will share additional activities and ways of using writing-to-learn in quantitative disciplines. Lunch will be served, so please register.
Spring Term 2018 Workshops
Summer Writing Institution Reunion, Mon. Feb. 19, 4-6pm, The Oak House. All past SWI participants are invited for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and casual conversations about the ways you’ve applied SWI ideas and integrated writing into your teaching. Please RSVP
“Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation,” Mon. Feb. 26, 12:15-1:30. (Moseley 215). This session for Elon faculty/staff offers time-saving strategies for crafting compelling letters of recommendation. Focused especially on writing letters on behalf of students in high-stakes competitions, these strategies can also be transferred to other contexts (student graduate school references, P&T letters). Co-sponsored by National & International Fellowships, the Lumen Prize, and the CWE Register
“Writing as a Social Scientist,” (for faculty and students; you may register your entire class at once or yourself individually), Wed. Feb. 28, 4:15-5:15, snacks provided (Oaks 212). This workshop will teach students to write as a social scientist by reviewing common genres in the discipline, identifying typical writing features, and examining expected styles, etc. The intended audiences for this workshop include students taking classes in the social sciences, students majoring/minoring in a social science, and faculty who teach social science writing. Faculty are invited to encourage their students to attend and to build this workshop into their syllabi. Led by Dr. Laura Roselle, Political Science and Policy Studies and Dr. Kim Epting, Psychology. Register
“Teaching 2-Column Script Writing” Th. March 1, 12:15-1:30 (Moseley 215). This workshop will provide examples and materials for teaching 2-column script writing, a genre that fits well with video assignments. Led by Douglass Kass, Communications. Register
“Evaluating Visuals and Multimodal Writing,” Mon. March 12, 12:15-1:30 (Moseley 215). This workshop will share examples for evaluating visuals and multimodal texts like videos and podcasts. Led by Dr. Ben Hannam, Communications and Dr. Paula Rosinski, Professional Writing and Rhetoric. Register
Winter Term 2018 Workshops
“Designing Effective Writing Assignments & Giving Feedback/Grading in Moodle,” Tue. January 9, 11:45-1:00
Dr. Paula Rosinski, Professor, Professional Writing and Rhetoric and Sara Vanderpool, Instructional Technologist from TLT Registration is FULL
Fall 2017 Workshops
“What keystroke-logging research tells us about student writing: An experimental psychologist’s view,” Wed. October 11, 12:15-1:30
Dr. Kim Epting, Assoc. Professor, Psychology Register
“Learning iMovie and Designing Video Assignments” (Part 1 of 2 workshops designed to encourage multimodal writing assignments), Wed. October 25, 12:15-1:30,
Writing Center Consultant and Dr. Paula Rosinski, Professor, Professional Writing and Rhetoric Register
“Teaching 2-Column Script Writing” (Part 2 of 2 workshops designed to encourage multimodal writing assignments), Wed. Nov 8, 12:15-1:30.
Prof. Douglass Kass, Assist. Professor, Communications Register
Previous CWE Workshops
3/10/2017 Writing a Bit More, Worrying a Bit Less
2/22/2017 Speed Teaching: Low-Stakes Writing Assignments
9/22/2016 Engaging teachers as readers: Responding to student writing Guest Workshop
7/24/2016 Writing Across the University: Best Practices in Writing Instruction
11/3/2015 Assessment Workshop
10/21/2015 Writing Excellence Initiative Info Session
10/17/2015 Writing Excellence Initiative Info Session
8/19/2015 Writing Excellence Initiative Orientation for Departments
7/15/2015 Eli Peer Review Demo
4/29/2015 Eli Peer Review Demo
4/15/2015 Multi-Modal/Posters Workshop
4/8/2015 Designing Effective Peer Response
3/31/2015 Assessment with Kim Fath
3/11/2015 Developing Effective Writing Assignments
3/5/2015 Multi-Modal/Posters Workshop
2/24/2015 Designing Effective Writing Assignments
11/18/2014 Peer Response
10/21/2014 Writing Excellence Initiative Info Session
10/1/2014 Providing Feedback
3/10/2014 Re-visioning Writing as Textual Thinking
3/4/2014 Professional Etiquette Presentation
11/14/2013 Using Writing in Winter Term Courses
11/6/2013 Using Writing in Winter Term Courses
9/12/2013 Authentic Writing Assignments
5/8/2013 Keys to making Peer Response Work
5/1/2013 Using Rubrics Effectively