Calendar

April 5, 2017

The Standoff: How to Navigate Incompatible Premises (A “Great Debates” Workshop by Dr. Brad Queen)

April 26, 2017

Where is the Passion?: The Role of Tone and Emotion in Argumentation (A “Great Debates” Workshop by Professor Susan Jarratt)

April 27, 2017

Effective Responses to Student Writing

April 27, 2017

A Master Class with NPR’s David Folkenflik: “Reporting Fairly in an Era of Fake News”

May 10, 2017

Showcasing Student Work and Student Growth: A Panel on Portfolio Pedagogies

May 11, 2017

24th Annual Writing Awards (2016-2017)

May 11, 2017

Open Mic Night at the CEWC

May 12, 2017

Naming What We Know: A Report from the Field (by Dr. Linda Adler-Kassner, UCSB)

May 17, 2017

“I Respectfully Disagree”: Staying Friends after the Face (A “Great Debates” Workshop by Percival Guevarra)

May 30, 2017

The WRITE START Workshop: Preparing to Teach a “W” Course

May 31, 2017

Writing the Future: A Full-Day Symposium


Spring 2017 Events and Workshops

The Standoff: How to Navigate Incompatible Premises (A “Great Debates” Workshop by Dr. Brad Queen)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 — 4:00 to 5:30 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

In an argument, a common strategy calls for the disagreeing parties to find common ground. But what happens when those parties can’t even agree on the terms of their disagreement? Dr. Brad Queen, LSOE and Associate Director of Composition, kicks off the Spring quarter Great Debate workshop series by helping us navigate this tricky situation. You don’t want to miss it!

For more information about the Great Debates workshop series, visit the series website here.

To RSVP, click here.


Where is the Passion?: The Role of Tone and Emotion in Argumentation (A “Great Debates” Workshop by Professor Susan Jarratt)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 — 4:00 to 5:30 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

Logic often reigns supreme in argumentation, but does logic work alone? And does logic alone work? In this workshop, Professor Emerita Susan Jarratt (UCI, Comparative Literature) walks us through why emotion matters in debate and how to use it effectively.

For more information about the Great Debates workshop series, visit the series website here.

To RSVP, click here.


Effective Responses to Student Writing
Thursday, April 27, 2017 — 12:00 to 1:30 pm (Humanities Gateway 1010)

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.

Lunch will be served.


A Master Class with NPR’s David Folkenflik: “Reporting Fairly in an Era of Fake News”
Thursday, April 27, 2017 — 5:00 to 6:30 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

Please join the Literary Journalism Program, the Forum for the Academy and the Public, and the Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication for a master class with NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik.

Refreshments will be served.

 

Showcasing Student Work and Student Growth: A Panel on Portfolio Pedagogies

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 — 12:00 pm to 1:30pm (Humanities Instructional Building 135)

Lower-division writing at UCI has adopted the portfolio pedagogy model, and for good reason. Come hear our panelists talk about the research-based wisdom behind writing portfolios, why portfolios matter for instructors and students, and how you can use Canvas to incorporate an ePortfolio assignment into your class with ease.

Lunch will be served. RSVP by Friday, May 5, 2017 (link coming soon).

24th Annual Writing Awards (2016-2017)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 — 4:00 to 6:00 pm (Humanities Gateway 1010)

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

RSVP for the Writing Awards here.

 

Open Mic Night at the CEWC
Thursday, May 11, 2017 — 6:30 to 8:00 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

Throughout the year, the Office of the Campus Writing Coordinator has been celebrating student writing. We continue that celebration with an evening open mic night. We welcome nonfiction writers, fiction writers, poets, and textual composers of all sorts! Bring something to read or come enjoy the work of other students. We’ll provide the space and the food; you provide the art. See you there!

Pizza will be served. RSVP by Monday, May 8, 2017 (link coming soon).

Naming What We Know: A Report from the Field (by Dr. Linda Adler-Kassner, UCSB)
Friday, May 12, 2017 — 12:00 to 1:30 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

The Office of the Campus Writing Coordinator excitedly announces a visit from Dr. Linda Adler-Kassner, Professor of Writing and Director of the Writing Program at UC Santa Barbara on May 12, 2017 at 12 noon. Dr. Adler-Kassner brings to UCI “A Report from the Field,” based on her co-edited book, Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies, the 2016 winner of the CWPA Special Award for Outstanding Scholarship. All are welcome.

Lunch will be served.

RSVP to icruse@uci.edu by Tuesday, May 9.


“I Respectfully Disagree”: Staying Friends after the Fact (A “Great Debates” Workshop by Percival Guevarra)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 — 4:00 to 5:30 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

We live in a contentious moment. Politicians from opposite sides of the aisle seem unable to work together, and online conversations seem more polarized than ever. In this workshop, Percival Guevarra, a Writing Specialist in the CEWC, talks about how to keep debates civil and how to leave an argument without ruining a relationship.

For more information about the Great Debates workshop series, visit the series website here.

To RSVP, click here.


The WRITE START Workshop: Preparing to Teach a “W” Course
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 — 12:00 to 1:30 pm (Humanities Gateway 1010)

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.

RSVP by Thursday, May 25, 2017 (link coming soon).

Writing the Future: A Full-Day Symposium
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 — 8:30 am to 6:00pm (Student Center, Pacific Ballroom C)

This one-day symposium brings together authors, scholars, humanists, scientists, and industry leaders to discuss what it means to imagine the future.  What are the ethical obligations of writing about the future, either creatively or scientifically?  How might we, given the current socio-political context globally, imagine together futures that are socially equitable and environmentally sustainable?

This event is co-sponsored by the UCI CWC, Illuminations, and Humanities Commons.

For more information, including a tentative schedule and links to information about symposium guests, please visit the symposium webpage.

Please direct all questions to Professor Jonathan Alexander at jfalexan@uci.edu.

RSVP by Friday, May 26, 2017 here.


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