Workshop 1: Claiming the Space to Discuss Value: First Year Writing Placement and Assessment Plans
Facilitator: Cynthia M. Baer
In this workshop faculty and administrators are invited to bring your classroom and
program placement and assessment strategies to the table. Together we will explore
the models, outcomes, and values of our current practices, then forge new plans to
make placement and assessment meaningful to all stakeholders in the university writing
Workshop 2: Creating Spaces to Write—Daily
Facilitators: Sherri Harvey and Helen Meservey
Using various prompts and a series of revolving questions, this workshop will demonstrate
that the writing process can be a stimulating challenge. In the course of this workshop,
we will show you how to change the way you use current hot topics and things you already
know and love to stimulate the writing process and sprinkle your own writing with
a bit of magic.
Workshop 3: Create, Ideate, Collaborate: A CCCC Workshop on the Advantages and Opportunities of Regionals and Affiliates
Facilitators: William Macauley, Kelly Harrison, Tereza Kramer, Kay Halasek, and Simone Billings
This workshop is designed to share a full range of benefits associated with regional
and affiliate professional organizations. Participants will be provided with examples
of several options and with opportunities to develop ideas for their own regionals/affiliate
organizations. Workshop content will work for any area of professional emphasis.
Workshop 4: Conscious Scheduling: Making Space by Marking Time
Facilitators: Melissa Nicolas
This workshop will address goal setting, work-life balance, and the power of "conscious
scheduling" to help navigate life when major setbacks such as illness, disability,
job changes, moves, divorces, financial problems, or any other of life's myriad challenges
disrupt our well-made plans.
Workshop 5: “We’re No Longer Wasting Our Class Time!”: A Hands-On Workshop for Better Online Peer Learning
Facilitators: John Holland, Melissa Meeks, Joan Wong-Kure, Martha Rusk, and Evan Kaiser
This workshop distills the strategies faculty have used to make peer learning a primary
mode of instruction in hybrid classes. By treating peer learning as a type of critical
reading and response exercise, giving feedback became a routine and powerful way to
reinforce larger course goals in a wide range of writing spaces, from traditional
to hybrid and even fully online courses.
Workshop 6: Writing Centers as Unofficial Creative Spaces
Facilitators: Denise Krane, Maria Judnick, and Michelle Hager
Writing centers are a natural place for creativity and collaboration. In this workshop, we will explore different venues for creativity in a writing center--for students, faculty, and writing center staff. We will discuss how we use creativity in our writing centers in tutor training sessions, in online formats (e.g., blogs), and through writing studio approaches. Participants will then have the opportunity to create their own plans for making their centers creative spaces.