All University Writing Across the Curriculum Workshop

Co-PIs: Liberty Kohn, Rob Brault, Andrew Higl

This project supports an all-day, all-university Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) workshop with WAC specialist Dr. Carol Rutz.   The workshop covered the following aspects of writing instruction:

  1. Designing reader-friendly assignments that promote long-term thinking and revision of studentís self-chosen goals
  2. Connecting upper-division and writing-intensive assignments to specific learning goals, student outcomes, and assessment needs
  3. Using short and long writing assignments to spur student learning or to evaluate student comprehension
  4. Using writing during class to enhance lecture-style, active, collaborative, or experiential learning
  5. Grading and responding to students in a formative, not a summative, manner
  6. Teaching discipline-specific reading practices