Past WAC Events and Programming


Brown Bags 

2013-2014

December --
So, WiD Genres, huh . . ."

October--
". . . And They Didn't Even Realize They Were Writing"

September -- 
"My Favorite Writing Assignment 
Was. . ."

2012-2013 

April--
"A Bag of Tips Tricks and Positive Practice"
Jeremy Schnieder, Writing and Rhetoric 

March--
Writing for the Web
Ross Fuglsang, Mass Communications and Jeremy Schnieder, Writing and Rhetoric

February--
Writing and Reflection in Service Learning and Student Research  
Jill Wilson, Music, and Lillian Lopez, Political Science


January --
"Critical Thinking Through Writing"
Sharlene Georgesen, Nursing, and Jessica Tinklenberg De Vega 

November--
"The Student Perspective" 
Morningside Writing Center Consultants

October--
"Creating an Authentic Sense of Audience"
Mary Zink, Business, and Larry Sensenig, Psychology

September--
"Blogs and Journals in the Classroom"
David Elder, Writing and Rhetoric, and Marty Knepper, English





2011-2012 
 
September --
Mary Kovarna and Sharlene Georgesen, Nursing 
"Different Writing for Different Contexts: encouraging Audience Awareness" 

October--
Jim March, Music
"Departmental Structures and the Use of Writing in the Classroom"

November --
Leslie Werden, Writing and Rhetoric
"Writing in the First-Year Sequence: Base Knowledge Across the Disciplines" 

January --
Kim Christopherson, Psychology
"Web-based Writing to Learn" 


February --
Aaron Bunker, Biology
"Group Grants as Knowledge Assessment"

March--
Brenda Mammenga, Mathematics
"Proofs and Math Letters" 

April--
Year-end Review

2011-2012 Descriptions 

Spring 2011  

January -- 
Heather Reid, Philosophy 
"Encouraging Effective Writing through Conferencing"

February -- 
Writing Center Tutors 
"Student Reactions to Assignments and Feedback" 

March -- 
Susie Lubbers, Education
"Writing to Learn" 

April --
Rachel Robson, Biology
"Narrative Exams"

Spring 2011 Descriptions 


Workshops

2013-2014

November--
"TaskStream Show and Tell Workshop"

October --
"Portfolio Assessment Strategies" 


September -- 
"Portfolio Pedagogy and Set-up for TaskStream"

2012-2013

April--
"What a Workout: Year-end WAC Review"



March--
A Pedagogical Investment: Portfolios and Reflection 
 


February--
"You See What I Really Meant Was" Encouraging Revision and Editing 


January--
"If You Assign It, They Will Write"
Assignment Design

November--
WiD-ling Down the Papers: Managing the Paper Load"

October--
"Writing (to Learn) in the Discipline"




September--
"Wonderful World of WiD:Creating a WiD Course"
With Leslie Werden, Writing and Rhetoric 





2011-2012 Sequenced  Series

September --
"Who are we? We are Morningside teachers, writers, scholars . . ."




October --
"What is writing? What is academic writing? Does writing equal writing?"


November--
"Theory is as Theory Does"




January--
"Discovering, Developing, and Demonstrating through Writing-To-Learn Techniques" 


February--
"Commenting that Works for Us?!"


March--
"Essays from SAs: Designing and Sequencing Assignments" 


April--
"Celebrate Good Times" 

2011-2012 Workshop Descriptions
 



 
 
 

 


Faculty Development Fridays and Special Events

2013-2014

December--
Finals Grading Gathering 

2012-2013

May--
Finals Grading Gathering 

April --
"Streamlining Peer Review and Reflection"
With Leslie Werden and David Elder, Writing and Rhetoric 

February --
"Reading Across the Disciplines" 
With Leslie Werden, Writing and Rhetoric 

Midterm Grading Gathering 

January--
WiD Course Design and Assessment
Meeting 4
Progress and Assessment Continued

December--
Finals Grading Gathering

November--
WiD Course Design and Assessment -- Meeting 3
DCM and Assessment Tools

WiD Course Design and Assessment -- Meeting 2
Possible Artifacts 

October--
WiD Course Design and Assessment -- Meeting 1
What is it how does it work?

Grading Gathering 

Faculty Workshops--
"Rubric Cubing"



2011-2012

"Functional Feedback"

"First-year Writing as a Base"
With Leslie Werden, Writing and Rhetoric, and David Elder, Writing and Rhetoric

2010-2011

"Writing Portfolios"
With Leslie Werden, Writing and Rhetoric; Marty Knepper, English; and Jennifer Peterson, English

"Quick and Dirty Assessment"
With John Pinto, Dir of Assessment, and Jennifer Peterson, English

"Food for Thought: Feedback and Grading Techniques for Student Writing" 

"Departmental Writing Assessments" 
With Jennifer Peterson, English, and Terry McGaffin, Art