IUP Writing Across the CurriculumEducation in Indiana, Pennsylvania
We're delighted to invite you to peruse the fourth edition of the Writing Across the Curriculum Newsletter, accessible here:
Inside, you’ll find a list of on-demand and scheduled faculty workshops (including one today at 12:30 in HSS 306), our second WAC faculty column, a feature on meaningful writing assignments, and information on what WAC can offer to instructors, departments, and colleges across the university. We’ve also included some scholarship/publishing opportunities relevant to faculty in all disciplines.
Podcast featuring IUP WAC director and faculty teaching WAC at IUP!
Great advice from the authors of this book about how to make writing assignments meaningful!
“Commenting is not a clerical duty; it is an act of pedagogy. We do not help balance any cosmic scales by commenting on something just becomes it “needs” to be commented on. We should not respond just because students have written, because they have written well, or because they have written poorly. Instead, we should respond because we want to teach them something that—as best we can tell from reading their work—they need to learn.”
Writing needs to be part of all of our Liberal Studies courses. Here's some reasons why:
In case you missed it, this video captures only a bit of the atmosphere from yesterday’s National Day on Writing Carnival. You really had to be there to experience how truly exciting it was. HUGE thanks to all of you who sent your students and those who had tables, and to Marissa McKinley and Melissa Lutz who organized this event. (vid cred: Marissa McKinley)
Dr. Johnson and McKinley’s collaboration is a perfect example of how IUP faculty from different disciplines can come together to strengthen their pedagogy; read about how the WAC program can enhance your classroom, too!
The Writing Across the Curriculum program along with the Jones White Writing Center will be hosting a writing carnival in celebration of the National Day on Writing. Join us in the HSS first floor lobby on Friday, October 20th for free games, food, and entertainment!
Don't forget to join Dr. Siegel Finer in HSS 306 today at 9:30am to learn about efficient grading strategies!
If you can't make it this morning, you have a second chance to attend tomorrow at 1:25pm in the same location.
See you there!
Dr. Palmquist’s talk will define WAC, link WAC to Bloom’s critical thinking taxonomy, and ask us to think about WAC design in larger (institutional) and smaller (courses) contexts in order to offer ideas about how WAC fits into related educational initiatives, and open up room for discussion of our needs at IUP. Mike Palmquist is Associate Provost and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University. His scholarly interests include writing across the cur...riculum, the effects of computer and network technologies on writing instruction, and new approaches to scholarly publishing. He is the author of Joining the Conversation: Writing in College and Beyond, The Bedford Researcher, Designing Writing, The Bedford Bibliographer, and the Bedford Research Room. He is the coordinator of Writing@CSU, the Writing Studio,
and founding editor of the WAC Clearinghouse.
Just a taste of the goodies that will be available at the National Day on Writing Carnival! Join us in the HSS first floor lobby between 11am and 1pm this Thursday, October 20th!