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Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence


Teaching. Writing. Learning. Success.

This series will explore and inform the use of writing in all college classrooms. Methods to engage students in productive and meaningful writing will be presented. Focus will also be on strategies and practices to reduce instructor workload.

Writing for 21st Century Students

Wednesday, March 11 - Noon to 1 p.m.

Growing up in a world with social media, our students write more frequently than the generations before them. Despite the amount they have written, it is a struggle to transfer the knowledge they have gained from their social lives to classroom settings. This session will introduce educators to ways to incorporate twenty-first century writing into their classrooms, while also addressing the challenges of doing so.

Facilitated by Dr. Katie Fredlund

What Really is Writing?

Tuesday, March 24 - Noon to 1 p.m.

Let’s unpack our assumptions about writing and explore realistic expectations for student writing. This discourse will lead to a deeper understanding of foundational writing practices and assignment design that allows all students the opportunity to grow as writers.

Facilitated by Dr. Susan Latta

Plagiarism Prevention 101

Tuesday, April 7 - 2 to 3 p.m.

This session will offer practical advice on how to identify and deal with plagiarism in the classroom, as well as how to design assignments that minimize opportunities for plagiarism.

Facilitated by Nicole Bailey

Write Early, Write Often

Thursday, April 16 - 11 a.m. to Noon

This session will offer practical strategies for incorporating brief writing activities in classes.

Facilitated by Dr. Rob Perrin

All sessions will be held in the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence (FCTE). The FCTE is located in the Cunningham Memorial Library on the first floor next to the Cup and Chaucer Coffee Shop.

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Beth Whitaker, Ph.D.
FCTE Director
Professor of Education
Cunningham Memorial Library

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