Spring '24 Workshops

Some workshops are offered twice—once in person with refreshments, and once online through zoom. Other workshops are either offered only in person or online. The online workshops will NOT be recorded. 

Collaborative and Team-Based Writing

Given their academic and real-world importance, team-based writing projects are excellent opportunities to develop group writing and collaborative editing skills. This workshop provides participants with several activities for designing and supporting collaborative writing and editing tasks that make effective use of in-class exercises and technology-based resources.

Facilitated by Matthew Luskey, Coordinator, WAC+WID
In-person Workshop: Tuesday, April 9, 2:00-3:30pm, Science Library 193
Online Workshop: Wednesday, April 10, 9:00-10:30 am (A Zoom link will be emailed to registered attendees.)

From Student to Scholar: How Mentoring Undergraduate Research Projects Can Lead to Co-Authorship Opportunities

Undergraduate Research (UR) is a high-impact practice that, at its best, can empower students to develop their research, learning, and writing skills and communicate their research to audiences beyond a classroom. In this workshop, we will read some student and faculty narratives about UR projects that turned into faculty member-undergraduate student co-authored publications with the goal of helping set up our classrooms and UR mentorship opportunities in a way that fosters students’ development as scholars and even as co-authors.

Facilitated by Leah Senatro, CWCC GSR
In-person Workshop: Thursday, April 25, 2:00-3:30pm, Science Library 193
Online Workshop: Friday, April 26, 9:00-10:30am (A Zoom link will be emailed to registered attendees.)

Digital Narratives Across the Disciplines

Narrative strategies and storytelling techniques are powerful ways to organize and communicate information. In this workshop, we’ll begin by considering the various functions that narrative plays in and across disciplines and then consider how composition using digital storytelling tools can expand the teaching and learning of narrative in our classes. We’ll discuss how digital technologies can enhance pedagogical and inclusive practices, and we’ll spotlight several approachable tools that are free and accessible to all UCI faculty and students. Workshop participants are encouraged to bring an assignment they are interested in developing, revising, or expanding through the use of digital mediums. No previous knowledge or experience with specific technologies is required to participate. 

Facilitated by April Urban, Research Librarian for Digital Humanities, and Matthew Luskey, Coordinator, WAC+WID, in partnership with the Digital Humanities Exchange (DHX)
In-person Workshop: Thursday, May 9, 2:00-3:30pm, Science Library 193

Preparing to Teach a W-Course

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. The workshop will be hosted on Zoom.

Facilitated by Daniel M. Gross, Campus Writing and Communication Coordinator, Faculty Director for CEWC
Online Workshop: Tuesday, May 21, 11:00-12:00 pm (A Zoom link will be emailed to registered attendees.)