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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 through
Thursday, June 8, 2017


FCPE Classroom
Alumnae Hall 132

Summer Intensive for Faculty: Teaching Writing from the Core of Your Discipline

Do you teach a course on writing in your discipline, or a course in your discipline that meets the Gen Ed Communications/Writing goal, or another course with a significant writing instruction component?
Would you like a supported opportunity to refine your syllabus and writing assignments with a focus on teaching disciplinary thinking?
Could you use some tips and resources to help you to respond effectively to student writing?

This two day intensive is open to all Adelphi faculty, full or part time, who teach courses with a heavy writing instructional component. Participants who complete the full workshop will receive a $500 stipend and will be expected to “give back” by contributing to the WID (Writing in the Disciplines) teaching culture at Adelphi. 

The workshop time will be divided between pedagogical theory and practice. Participants will revise syllabi and assignments to better teach disciplinary thinking through writing exercises and drafting. We will also explore ways to respond effectively to student writing, based on best practices from the field of Composition and Rhetoric.

Workshop attendees will do assigned reading before the workshop, participate in the full two day intensive and apply principles learned in the workshop to the redesign of existing writing assignments, the creation of new writing assignments or other significant writing-related course modifications. 

The workshop will be capped at 13 participants and a waiting list will be kept in case additional spots open up. Applicants who are teaching a writing course in their discipline or a course that meets the Gen Ed Communications/Writing goal may be given first preference and an effort will be made to include faculty from a variety of disciplines.

The workshop takes place Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8, 2017, 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Lunch will be served.

Workshop Facilitators:
Michael Matto, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of English, and Coordinator of University-Wide Writing
Belle Gironda, Ph.D., Instructional Designer, Faculty Center for Professional Excellence

Deadline to Apply: May 10, 2017

» Apply now

For further information, please contact:

Belle Gironda
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Michael Matto
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