1. Spring Pedagogy Workshop #1: Encouraging Students to Read, Tuesday, February 19 at 1:30 in Humanities 300.
Do you find that students can be lazy about
reading the texts that you assign? If so, join Sue Ann Compton on
Tuesday February 19th @ 1:30 p.m. in Humanities 300 to discuss
strategies for encouraging students to complete reading assignments. You
are strongly encouraged to bring different approaches that
you have for encouraging students to read in your courses.
Please RSVP to Hollye (firstname.lastname@example.org
by Friday, February 15 so that we can order enough food from Jimmy
John’s. In your RSVP, please indicate your preference: BLT, Ham, Turkey,
2. Symposium Planning Meeting Wednesday, February 27th.
We are going to have a meeting about the Symposium
of Student Writing on Wednesday, February 27th from 12 to 1 in
Humanities 300. This meeting will help instructors to prepare for
participating in the Symposium on Wednesday, March 27th from 11 to 2.
Not only will we discuss different class projects for the
Symposium, but also how to prepare your class for participating. Pizza
and other snacks will be served. Please contact Barrie Olson at email@example.com
if you plan to attend.
3. Preference Sheets for Fall 2013 Due This Friday.
If you plan on teaching for us in the Fall 2013 Semester, please return
a completed preference sheet to
Linda by Friday, February 15. GTAs who are planning on applying for
administrative positions should indicate this on their preference sheet.
4. Renovating the Basement!
As I’m sure you know by now, Brenda Jo Brueggeman will take over
directorship of the Composition Program in the fall. Brenda
is a graduate of our Ph.D. program and has impressively made renovating
the basement office area a condition of her hire. We’re not sure of the
scope of this project yet, but we would love to hear some input from
those of you who use that space. Please send
your ideas, concerns, or general complaints—whining encouraged—to James
or one of the ADCs
so we can make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
New Additions to Bonnie Library
Handbook of Writing Research, Charles A. MacArthur, Steve Graham, and Jill Fitzgerald, eds. (Received 7/20/11)
Digital Literacy for Technical Communication: 21st Century Theory and Practice, Rachel Spilka, ed. (Received 8/25/11)
Beyond the Writers' Workshop: New Ways to Write Creative Nonfiction, Carol Bly (Received 1/23/12)
Going North Thinking West: The Intersections of Social Class, Critical Thinking, and Politicized Writing Instruction, Irvin Peckham (Received 7/26/12)
Writing Together: Collaboration in Theory and Practice, Andrea A. Lunsford and Lisa Ede (Received 7/26/12)
Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet, Karen Hellekson and Kristina Busse, Eds. (Received 9/25/12)
Judith Butler's Precarious Politics: Critical Encounters, Terrrell Carver and Samuel A. Chambers, Eds. (Received 11/7/12) (donated by Susan Hall)
Mad Men and Philosophy: Nothing Is as It Seems, Rod Carveth and James B. South, Eds. (Received 11/7/12) (donated by Susan Hall)
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