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Winter 2018 Writing @ Bates Workshops for Faculty

Writing@Bates Drop-in Hours at the Den

Interested in making changes to an upcoming writing assignment? Thinking ahead to designing next year’ courses? Wondering how best to work with a particular student writer? Would you like someone to talk through one of your own papers with? From 4 to 5 on Wednesdays, we’ll be available at the Den to help you think & work through any issue that you may be facing as a writer, scholar, or teacher of writing.

The Den – Every Wednesday, 4PM-5PM

 

Writing Workshop for Faculty

Starting with the premise that explicit attention to our own writing processes and the processes of our colleagues not only helps us improve as writers but also helps us improve as writing teachers, we invite you to join Writing @ Bates’s faculty writing workshop. Bring your own writing in any form–even just notes and ideas–to these interactive workshop where we will share research-based practices for developing and refining writing projects and invite you to share your works-in-progress. Our goal is to create a community of faculty writers that will help participants improve their writing and teaching.  

Facilitated by Bridget Fullerton and Stephanie Wade

Monday, Jan 22, 4PM, Hedge 208

Coffee and a snack will be provided. Please RSVP here.

 

Integrating ARC with your courses

While almost everyone knows that students can be referred to ARC for tutoring, ARC offers so much more. Did you know that you have a say in who the tutor is for your course? Did you know that ARC can train your TA in peer-led learning? Did you know you can hold office hours at ARC or send your students to do group work there? Did you know that ARC tutors can visit your class to talk about study habits? This session will explore the many ways that you might consider integrating ARC with your course.

Presented by Dan Sanford and Stephanie Wade
Tuesday, January 23, Noon, Hedge 208
Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP here.
Assigning and Grading Writing in the Large Course

This workshop presents tried & tested strategies for effectively integrating writing assignments in large courses.

Presented by Dan Sanford
Tuesday, January 30, Noon, Hedge 208
Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP here.
Implicit Bias and the Grading of Student Writing

Writing, and the assessing of writing, can get messy. Our reactions to any given piece of writing can be extremely personal and idiosyncratic, and often depend critically on our own educational and literary background. More troublingly, our own unconscious assumptions and attitudes about language and writing may show up in our assessment of student of writing. This workshop explores strategies for avoiding an effect from implicit bias on our grading.

Presented by Dan Sanford
Tuesday, February 27, Noon, Hedge 208
Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP here.
Writing Workshop for Faculty

Starting with the premise that explicit attention to our own writing processes and the processes of our colleagues not only helps us improve as writers but also helps us improve as writing teachers, we invite you to join Writing @ Bates’s faculty writing workshop. Bring your own writing in any form–even just notes and ideas–to these interactive workshop where we will share research-based practices for developing and refining writing projects and invite you to share your works-in-progress. Our goal is to create a community of faculty writers that will help participants improve their writing and teaching.Facilitated by Bridget Fullerton and Stephanie Wade

Tuesday, March 6, Noon, Hedge 208

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.

“Portfolio” Is Not A Four Letter Word

The portfolio, which has its roots in the art and design fields, made its way onto the post-secondary scene in the mid-1980s when composition scholars Peter Elbow and Pat Belanoff at SUNY Stony Brook adapted them as a more ethical and holistic alternative to the models of writing assessment current at the time: grammar tests and timed or one-off cumulative essays. Over the past thirty years, their model has been readily assimilated and reconfigured by researchers and instructors to meet local needs and goals. In other words, portfolios, also known as learning records, can be as dynamic and multidimensional as the institution, program, department, or course instructor that seeks to make a portfolio model its/his/her own. At these two roundtable sessions, we hope to inspire a renewed understanding of the possibilities of portfolios for the Bates community while getting a sense of your past experiences with them–both positive and expletive-riddled. We will offer info on some relevant portfolio models and invite discussion for using portfolios at Bates in ways that honor best practices and meet y/our local needs. Optional: Bring examples of portfolios you’ve composed or used for instruction. You need only attend one session.

Facilitated by Bridget Fullerton and Stephanie Wade from Writing at Bates.

Tuesday, March 27, Noon, Hedge 208, Lunch will be provided.

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Monday, April 2, 4PM, Hedge 208, Coffee and a snack will be provided.

Please RSVP here.