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Spring 2019 Events and Workshops

Effective Responses to Student Writing Workshop
Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Humanities Instructional Building 135

This workshop will offer tips and guidelines for maximizing the impact of your responses to written assignments. Workshop facilitators will present and discuss different strategies for responding to student work that will both (1) get your students’ attention and (2) challenge them to take ownership of their learning and writing.

Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/cwcc-5-8-19 by Monday, May 6, 2019. Lunch will be served.

26th Annual Writing Awards
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Humanities Gateway 1030

The lower-division and upper-division writing awards are an annual event co-sponsored by the Office of the Campus Writing & Communication Coordinator, Office of English Composition, Department of English, Humanities Core, and the Academic English/ESL Program. The Upper-Division Writing Awards recognize students and their instructors for Excellence in Upper-Division Writing in Humanities and Arts, Social Ecology and Social Sciences, and Science and Technology, as well as for outstanding Writing or Electronic Portfolios.

The WRITE START Workshop: Preparing to Teach a “W” Course
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Humanities Gateway 1030

Sponsored by the Office of the Campus Writing & Communication Coordinator, this workshop is ideal for those PREPARING to teach an upper-division writing course, for those THINKING about teaching an upper-division writing course, and for those considering PROPOSING an upper-division writing course. Topics will include low-stakes writing, writing that best supports your content, peer-review strategies, and writing portfolio design and assessment.

Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/cwcc-5-15-19 by Monday, May 13, 2019. Lunch will be served.

CEWC Spring 2019 Great Debates Workshops

This workshop series provides students with a unique opportunity to develop skills and ways of thinking about debate, argument, and persuasion in contemporary society. Each expert workshop presenter and facilitator focuses on a particular aspect of debate, from effective listening to considering multiple viewpoints. Join us for an interactive learning experience to help you consider how you might become more persuasive and argue more effectively. The workshops are sponsored by the Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion.

Space is limited. RSVP for the workshop below.

April 25, 2019, 5:00–6:30 p.m. – “I Respectfully Disagree: Staying Friends after the Fact”
Percival Guevarra, ESL Writing Specialist, Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication
Location: Science Library 193
Register here

May 16, 2019, 4:00–5:30 p.m. – “Advocacy Update: Writing for Social Media”
Lindsey Allgood, Writing Specialist, Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication
Location: Science Library 193
Register here

New Forum End of Year Celebration and Exhibit
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Science Library 193

In collaboration with the Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, the End of Year Celebration and Exhibit will showcase New Forum’s three final publications of the academic year. This event will unveil two debut publications: the Short Story Issue and the Editor’s Issue. Our third publication will be the Spring 2019 issue, Beginnings and Endings. In an interactive gallery space, visitors will view student artwork and writing and engage with a listening station to hear writers read their works aloud. After opening remarks, an Open Mic will follow. New Forum invites both published authors and members of the community to share their work. Light refreshments will be provided.


To see an archive of past events and workshops, click here.