Upcoming Events

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

Presidential Speechwriting Event

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11 am
Location: Occom Commons, Goldstein Dormitory, McLaughlin Cluster

The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric will host two presidential speechwriters on Thursday, May 18th — David Cavell (Barack Obama) and Peter Robinson (Ronald Reagan). Speechwriters will meet with Dartmouth students from our speech classes for a one-hour speechwriting discussion from 11 am-noon. Then, the speechwriters will join Institute for Writing and Rhetoric faculty, special guests, and students for a lunch reception. 

2017 Benjamin F. Barge and Class of 1866 Prizes for Oratory Speech Contest

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 4:30 pm
Location: Treasure Room, Baker Library

The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric is pleased to announce that the Benjamin F. Barge and Class of 1866 Prizes for Oratory speech contest will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 4:30 pm in the Treasure Room (Baker Library). A reception and award presentation will follow in the Ferguson Room (Baker Library Room 206).

Dartmouth student finalists will present original persuasive speeches to a public audience and a panel of judges in a competition for cash prizes. At the conclusion of the event, one senior will be awarded the Benjamin F. Barge Prize for Oratory, and one sophomore and one junior will each receive Class of 1866 Prizes for Oratory. A preliminary program listing planned speech titles and more information can be found online at: http://writing-speech.dartmouth.edu/curriculum/prizes

First-year Seminar Faculty Workshop

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: DCAL, Room 102 Baker Library

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

While this small-group workshop will address issues common to all first-year seminar faculty, it will be customized to consider in particular those issues that are most relevant to participants' upcoming seminars. Our discussions might therefore include matters like assignment design, responding to student papers, designing research instruction, incorporating peer review into the writing classroom, or any other matter of interest to the participants. Although this workshop is designed for faculty new to the FYS program, experienced faculty are also welcome, in particular faculty offering a new version of a seminar, or coming back after a few years not teaching a seminar. Lunch will be served. 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.

First-year Seminar Faculty Workshop

Date: September 2017 (week before classes start, date TBD)
Time: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: TBD

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

While this small-group workshop will address issues common to all first-year seminar faculty, it will be customized to consider in particular those issues that are most relevant to participants' upcoming seminars. Our discussions might therefore include matters like assignment design, responding to student papers, designing research instruction, incorporating peer review into the writing classroom, or any other matter of interest to the participants. Although this workshop is designed for faculty new to the FYS program, experienced faculty are also welcome, in particular faculty offering a new version of a seminar, or coming back after a few years not teaching a seminar. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric.

First-year Seminar Faculty Workshop

Date: TBD in October or November 2017
Time: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: TBD

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

While this small-group workshop will address issues common to all first-year seminar faculty, it will be customized to consider in particular those issues that are most relevant to participants' upcoming seminars. Our discussions might therefore include matters like assignment design, responding to student papers, designing research instruction, incorporating peer review into the writing classroom, or any other matter of interest to the participants. Although this workshop is designed for faculty new to the FYS program, experienced faculty are also welcome, in particular faculty offering a new version of a seminar, or coming back after a few years not teaching a seminar. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric.