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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates | Fall 2021 Plans

Writing Pedagogy 

Learning Community

The Writing Pedagogy Learning Community provides instructors with training in effective writing  instruction. Participants will explore research-based best practices for designing writing assignments and activities to promote learning in their classes. Additional takeaways include  strategies for responding to student writing, tactics for facilitating writing workshops, and a “teaching writing” tool kit. This learning community draws from the Writing-Across-the-Curriculum / Writing-in-the-Disciplines (WAC/WID) movement in higher education.

Activities and discussions are built around  John Bean’s Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom


The Writing Pedagogy LC is open to all faculty and graduate students. Full-time faculty who participate will be eligible to develop a course for possible inclusion in the new LAC’s upper-division written communication option (CO-3). Priority will be given to faculty proposing an Area CO-3 course for the LAC.


Participants are asked to attend all meetings and participate in ongoing evaluation. This learning community meets twice each month from February - April.


CETL will provide each participant with a person copy of the book Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom

Spring 2021 Cohort

Facilitator: Dr. Tara Wood, Writing Program Administrator

The Spring 2021 cohort begins in January with an asynchronous orientation in Canvas. There will be two live meetings per month beginning in February. The meeting dates will be determined in January in order to accommodate schedules of everyone interested.