Faculty Writing Workshops
Faculty Writing Workshop: One-Day Grab-and-Go Writing Activities
Following four successful rounds of the two-day faculty writing workshop (described below), Dr. Linda C. Mitchell, Professor in the Department of English, and Michelle Hager, Director of the SJSU Writing Center and Lecturer in the Department of English, developed a one day writing workshop designed to give professors a collection of 15-minute grab-and-go activities for the classroom.
The workshop will be a one-day event. During the morning session, facilitators will model grab-and-go activities and participants will work on refining their activities. During the afternoon session, participants will present their activities to the entire group and receive feedback.
Attending either the one-day or the two-day workshop will allow SJSU faculty to apply for a course release through the AANAPISI Grant.
The first round of the workshop will be held November 15, 2013. For more information and for application instructions, download the flier below.
Faculty Writing Workshop: Two Day Lesson Plan Workshop
Dr. Linda C. Mitchell, Professor in the Department of English, and Michelle Hager, Director of the SJSU Writing Center and Lecturer in the Department of English, developed a writing workshop to be presented to select members of the SJSU faculty. The goal of the AANAPISI Faculty Writing Workshop is to improve the quality of writing instruction across the campus. Upon completion of the workshop, the faculty will be able to use teaching techniques that are immediately transferrable to their classrooms. The faculty members who are selected to participate in the workshop attend a full day of instruction about the teaching of writing, and they create their own practical lesson plans that can be used in the classroom. On day two, they present these lessons, during which time they receive feedback from the workshop facilitators and their peers. The complete lessons will be refined and posted online for other instructors to use in their classes.
We have conducted these faculty writing workshops in spring 2012, fall 2012, spring 2013, and fall 2013. We have been administering surveys for assessment to the faculty participants, and we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback about the high quality of the workshop with multiple instructors stating that the workshop was so powerful that it changed their instructional techniques.
Our next round of Faculty Writing Workshops will be held in January-February 2014. Download the flier below for more information and for application instructions regarding this workshop. (Note: Flier for the spring 2014 semester is not up as of October 11, 2013. Check back late November for more information regarding the two-day workshops.)