Please check this website for information on more Reimagining Student Writing events scheduled for Fall 2013.
Paul Kei Matsuda
Professor of English and Director of Second Language Writing, Arizona State University
Thursday, April 4
500 Hall of Languages
U.S. higher education is not what it used to be. In the age of globalization, students transcend national boundaries, choosing where they receive their education, where they work, and where they live. As a result of the transnational flow of students, U.S. higher education is facing two challenges: to educate U.S. students to become participants in the global society while also transforming U.S. higher education in response to the growing presence of international students. In this presentation, I will discuss the implications of globalization for U.S. higher education with a focus on the role of writing instruction for an increasingly diverse and global student population.
Professor Matsuda's visit is cosponsored by The Writing Program; Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; the School of Education and the Kreischer Lecture Fund; Communication and Rhetorical Studies; the Humanities Center; Women's and Gender Studies; SU Abroad; Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Chapter; and the Slutzker Center for International Services.
This event is free and open to the public.
posted March 30, 2013
Wednesday, March 20
009 Huntington Beard Crouse
This workshop will focus specifically on the place of new media in academic writing. We will discuss strategies for adopting and adapting contemporary technologies in the college classroom, and how we as teachers can help our students develop genre awareness as a means of bridging the gap between the work they do for us and the writing they do outside their classes.
posted March 15, 2013
Our collaboration on this event began with a conversation about student writing a year ago. That conversation illuminated for us significant differences in our approaches to working with student writers, which are perhaps an inevitable reflection of differences in disciplinary conventions and class size. However, we also discovered even more significant common ground. We are both convinced that writing is a central part of a student's learning, are committed to working with student writers where they are, are interested in thinking and talking about the values that drive our responses to student work, and believe that it's important to make our expectations clear to students through our assignments and responses. We agreed that our shared values and differences are worth exploring further and that expanding our conversation to include faculty from across disciplines would be worthwhile. We were gratified by the exchange of ideas that took place at this event and hope that more conversations of this type will take place in the future.
Jamie Winders and Lois Agnew
Click the images below for video of our speakers' remarks.
posted February 27, 2013
Thursday, February 21
12:30-1:50 (lunch provided)
500 Hall of Languages
Jamie Winders, Department of Geography
Lois Agnew, Writing Program
This workshop will focus on strategies for providing feedback that will help students become more confident and proficient writers. We will begin the session by briefly sharing key principles that guide our responses to student writing, as well as the challenges we face in working with students as writers. We will then draw on insights and sample materials provided by colleagues across disciplines as we consider strategies for responding to student work that reflect varied disciplinary objectives and constraints and the different aspects of student writing that we value in our courses.
posted January 14, 2013
On Friday, November 2, the Writing Program—in collaboration with faculty from Reading and Language Arts—hosted Writing Across Contexts,
the first in a series of Reimagining Student Writers events.
Click the images below for video and pdf versions of our speakers' remarks.
posted November 5, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
Crouse-Hinds Hall 020
Collin Gifford Brooke, Writing Program
Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Reading & Language Arts
Marcelle Haddix, Reading & Language Arts
Margaret Himley, International Education and Engagement
Rebecca Moore Howard, Writing Program
Tony Scott, Writing Program
Who is “the student writer”?
How do student writers from different social, language, and educational backgrounds navigate the academy?
How can we help students connect their languages and expertise to their academic work? What strategies can we use to build on the strengths they bring with them when they come to college?
posted September 8, 2012