Upcoming Events

To register for faculty workshops listed below, please visit this page.

****Being Rescheduled to Spring Term ****

Time Crunch: The Opportunities and Challenges of Writing Course Design

Date: TBD (was originally February 15, 2017)
Time: 12:40 pm – 2:05 pm
Location: DCAL, Room 102 Baker Library

Presenter: Nick Van Kley

Registration required, please go to this page to sign up.

Our academic terms are 47 days long. The brevity of our terms shapes our students' experience of our classes, perhaps especially when we assign longer, multiple-draft writing assignments. We ask our students—and ourselves—to accomplish a lot in nine weeks. In this session, we'll discuss some challenges peculiar to our short terms. What kinds of difficulties can we expect our students to encounter because of our system? What kinds of pedagogical questions are raised by those difficulties? And how can we adapt our teaching to give every student a real chance at success? We'll consider the perspectives of students and faculty and discuss strategies for simultaneously addressing multiple learning outcomes. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric.

Understanding and Teaching Source Use

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: DCAL, Room 102 Baker Library

Presenter: Christiane Donahue

Registration required, please go to this page to sign up.

Join us for a discussion of how to help students understand the work of entering into dialogue, in their writing and speeches, with sources they read. We’ll begin by discussing what research tells us about this dialogue and the challenges it poses for different kinds of writers, and then discuss practical strategies for teaching students how to engage in the dialogue in ways that satisfy college expectations. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric.

SUMMER SEMINAR 2017: JULY 30-AUGUST 11, 2017

ANNUAL DARTMOUTH SUMMER SEMINAR FOR COMPOSITION RESEARCH

"Data-driven Inquiry: Process, Methods, Results"

This seminar is offered by Dartmouth College’s Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, in collaboration with the Council of Writing Program Administrators.

For more information or to apply to the 2017 Summer Seminar.