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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:

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:

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