Write@UGA 2020: February 28

Write@UGA 2020 events flyer with information about Dr. Cristyn Elder's lecture and lunch panel on Feb 28.

Write@UGA is proud to present our featured speaker on Friday, February 28, 2020. This year we welcome Dr. Cristyn Elder, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at the University of New Mexico. She has a great deal of experience supporting students as writers in a wide variety of global contexts—from serving as a Peace Corps Master’s Internationalist in Ukraine to working as an English Language Specialist in Tajikistan, Panama, and El Salvador—and she has published widely in leading writing studies journals, including WPA: Writing Program AdministrationComposition StudiesComposition ForumAcross the Disciplines, and the Writing Center Journal.

Dr. Elder is also a co-founder and editor of Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society and a co-founder of WPA-GO  (the Council of Writing Program Administrators Graduate Student Organization).

She received UNM’s 2018–2019 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, 2015–2016 Outstanding New Teacher of the Year Award, and 2015 Golden Louie for Outstanding Faculty Student-Service Provider. She is also co-recipient with Dr. Bethany Davila of the 2016 Award for Innovation from the Council on Basic Writing.

Dr. Elder will present a keynote address at 10 am presenting data on writing as a high-impact tool for learning, and she will moderate a panel discussion (lunch will be provided) with faculty from across campus on supporting student writers and writing instruction across the curriculum. To register, please select the links below:

Lecture (10 – 11 am, 350 MLC)

Lunch Panel (11:30 – 1 pm, 350 MLC)

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s events!

Write@UGA 2020: Save the Date

Write@UGA is pleased to welcome Dr. Cristyn Elder to campus on Friday, February 28th to give a keynote lecture, “Increasing Student Success with Writing Across the Disciplines,” and to moderate a panel discussion, “Writing and Thriving at UGA,” on supporting student writers and writing instruction across the UGA curriculum.

Dr. Cristyn Elder is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at the University of New Mexico. She has a great deal of experience supporting students as writers in a wide variety of global contexts—from serving as a Peace Corps Master’s Internationalist in Ukraine to working as an English Language Specialist in Tajikistan, Panama, and El Salvador—and she has published widely in leading writing studies journals, including WPA: Writing Program AdministrationComposition StudiesComposition ForumAcross the Disciplines, and the Writing Center Journal.

Dr. Elder is also a co-founder and editor of Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society and a co-founder of WPA-GO  (the Council of Writing Program Administrators Graduate Student Organization).

She received UNM’s 2018–2019 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, 2015–2016 Outstanding New Teacher of the Year Award, and 2015 Golden Louie for Outstanding Faculty Student-Service Provider. She is also co-recipient with Dr. Bethany Davila of the 2016 Award for Innovation from the Council on Basic Writing.

Write@UGA 2020 is generously sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Instruction, Leighton M. Ballew Lecture Series in English, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Research, Biological Sciences, First-year Writing Program, and Office of Faculty Affairs. 

Write@UGA 2020 is coordinated by Lindsey Harding, Elizabeth Davis, and Holly Gallagher.

Write@UGA 2019: Mark Your Calendars!

Write@UGA is proud to present our featured speaker on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. This year, we will host Professor Mike Palmquist, University Distinguished Teaching Scholar and Associate Provost for Instructional Innovation at Colorado State University for two events:

8:45 am-10:15 am
Lecture: Writing, Engagement, and Critical Thinking: Using Writing to Enhance Student Learning

277 Special Collections Library

This talk by Mike Palmquist  will explore the connections among writing, critical thinking and student learning, with a focus on strategies that emerge from the writing-across-the-curriculum (WAC) movement. In addition to exploring the connections between critical thinking and writing, this talk will also consider how other activities such as presentation assignments, research projects and design projects, might be used productively in courses to engage students more deeply in course content and approaches. All faculty, students, and staff are invited. Please register here: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eKaxNspVI7yeUiF

11:15 am-12:15 pm
Workshop: Using WAC to Engage Learners

Reading Room, Miller Learning Center

This workshop by Mike Palmquist will explore the ways in which writing across the curriculum activities (WAC) – writing to learn, writing to engage and writing to communicate — can support active teaching and learning in courses across the disciplines. Participants can expect to leave the workshop with an understanding of key approaches to WAC, the role these approaches can play in supporting active teaching and learning and the role they can play in supporting the development of learners’ critical thinking skills. Hands-on activities will ask participants to apply these approaches to current or planned courses. Participants should expect to leave with one or more activities they might use in their courses. This workshop is designed for faculty and graduate students. Please register here: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eaLfbEVw8Exz3rD

PLC Undergraduate Writing Retreat is Back for 2018!

Thanks to a generous grant from the UGA Parents Leadership Council, Write@UGA is thrilled to once again offer an Undergraduate Writing Retreat on October 20, 2018. The retreat is open to all undergraduates and offers an inviting, distraction-free working space in the MLC Reading Room; free food and beverages throughout the day; one-on-one writing help; and break-out sessions with trained writing consultants on a variety of writing and research skills. The retreat is a great way to make progress on a writing project (or two).

Half day and full day sessions are available. Space is limited, so make your reservation today!

PLC Writing Retreat Flyer

UGA Faculty: Writing Retreat 2018 Coming Soon!

Celebrate the end of the semester with a day devoted to writing!

Write@UGA is excited to announce an upcoming Faculty Writing Retreat. This event is designed to give UGA faculty members a day away from their everyday distractions in order to focus on their writing. Event sponsors include Write@UGA and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Dates: Tuesday, May 15 OR Wednesday, May 16
Place: MLC Reading Room
Time: 9:00 am until 3:30 pm

For each retreat day, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided, along with a comfortable and quiet space for participants to work. As well, writing faculty will be available should participants wish to discuss a project-in-process.

Faculty may register for one (1) retreat day. Spots are limited to 40 participants each day. If you secure a spot, please make every effort to attend; if you cannot attend, please email the retreat coordinators, so we can release the spot to faculty on the waiting list.

For questions, please contact Lindsey Harding (lharding@uga.edu) or Elizabeth Davis (eadavis@uga.edu). Registration will remain open until Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Register online at https://ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1RgETWRDh1BgN1P

WIP Student Writing Into Shape

No matter what course you teach, communication skills are an important part of student learning and development in your field. Deeper learning? More engagement in class? Stronger writing? Yes, please! For the past two decades, student response reports from writing-intensive courses have demonstrated the positive impact writing in the disciplines pedagogy has on a class’s learning environment.

Dr. Lindsey Harding, Director of the Franklin College Writing Intensive Program (WIP), will present a two-hour workshop, “Weaving Writing In: A Writing-Intensive Course Design Boot Camp,” on Wednesday, February 7, from 2 pm to 4 pm at the CTL Mall. This workshop is designed to equip new and established faculty with resources, strategies, and templates for integrating writing into discipline-specific courses. WIP’s goal is to support student writing through courses, events, and programs to help students succeed in writing and help faculty feel confident in their ability to teach writing effectively.

As a faculty member, your time is valuable and limited. Learn how to make the most of it in the classroom while building in opportunities to teach writing as a process and a mode of learning. This workshop will connect you with like-minded faculty members across the disciplines as you get a crash course on the best practices for effectively assigning, assessing, and teaching writing. For faculty in Franklin College, this workshop will ultimately prepare you to submit a course proposal for WIP’s 2018-2019 course roster.

During the workshop, you will also have the chance to learn more about the WIP, the Writing Fellows Program, and other resources that support faculty as writers and teachers. To register for this workshop, please visit https://ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4ZTeTINJErwkJa5. Reserve your spot today!

Event: Weaving Writing In: A Writing-Intensive Course Design Boot Camp
Presenter: Lindsey Harding
Date: Wednesday, February 7
Time: 2-4pm
Place: CTL Mall
Link to Register:  https://ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4ZTeTINJErwkJa5

Campus-Wide Undergraduate Writing Retreat Coming in October!

Write@UGA is excited to announce the Undergraduate Writing Retreat, coming up on Saturday, October 21, from 9 am until 3:30 pm. Thanks to a grant from the UGA Parents Leadership Council, we will be providing undergraduates a quiet, distraction-free environment (in the beautiful MLC Reading Room) in which to work on upcoming papers and writing projects. Undergraduate students in any major are welcome to register for the retreat and will be treated to free food, drinks, and raffle prizes. There will be writing consultants on hand to offer one-on-one help and to conduct breakout sessions on a variety of writing and research issues. Paper due date sneaking up on you? Here’s your chance to get words on the page! Space is limited, so register today at http://bit.ly/2xRp1a6

Summer Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp

Graduate Students: Are you in the active writing stage of your thesis or dissertation?

The Graduate School and the Writing Center will hold a Dissertation/Thesis Writing Boot Camp on the Athens campus. The Boot Camp will meet from 8:30 am-5:00 pm Monday through Friday, July 17-21, 2017.

To register for the Boot Camp, complete the application at: http://grad.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017_DBC_Application.pdf 

Faculty Writing Retreat: May 17-18

We are excited to announce the Faculty Writing Retreat, to be held May 17 and 18, 2017! Spend a day or two in the Miller Learning Center’s Reading Room working on your writing projects away from distractions. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided and writing facilitators will be on hand for assistance and advice on your writing practice. Register now: https://ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bkoPTn2ruvdDlPv

Write@UGA 2017: WriteXhibit

Add one more event to your calendars in February. The culmination of this year’s Write@UGA will be WriteXhibit, a showcase of writing initiatives, publications, resources, and opportunities associated with the University of Georgia. Come learn about how you can get involved in writing here at UGA. The exhibit will take place on Monday, February 27, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm in the Tate Center’s indoor concourse. See you there!