Upcoming Events

To register for the faculty workshops sponsored by the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric listed below, please visit this page.

The Work of Citation in the Age of Digital Reproduction

Date: Thursday, April 19,  2018
Time: 12:15 - 1:45 pm
Location: DCAL, Room 102 Baker Library
Presenter: Alan Taylor and Megan McIntyre

Registration required.

Students performing college-level research writing are often overwhelmed by the scale of the endeavor: there are research questions to formulate, sources to find, notes to take, arguments to synthesize, references to cite. Orchestrating these disparate bits and pieces is unlike anything most students have attempted; without some sort of organized system for managing this workflow, things can become overwhelming. However, there is a growing array of software designed to help manage the research-writing process; many of these are free and open-source. In this session, we will explore some strategies for teaching these research processes and a number of these electronic solutions and learn how they may assist students with their research projects. Lunch will be served.

Assisting Students in Preparing Effective Arts & Humanities Presentations

Date: Monday, April 23,  2018
Time: 12:45 - 2 pm
Location: DCAL, Room 102 Baker Library
Presenter: Darlene Drummond

Registration required.

We will focus on classroom presentations as one type of presentational speaking. Speaking assignments in arts and humanities courses often rely on the student's analysis and interpretation of a particular idea, event, person, or thing. We will discuss how we can assist students in preparing the most effective informative talks of description and analysis in which they explain the relevancy of a historical or contemporary person or event; genre or school of philosophical thought; or a piece of literature, music, or art. We will also discuss how to assist students in leading classroom discussions based on a question they researched. Tip sheets, rubrics and basic guideline sheets that can be easily adapted to any course will be provided. Lunch will be served.

Listening for Student Learning in Writing Tutoring

Date: Thursday, May 3,  2018
Time: 12:15 - 1:45 pm
Location: DCAL, Room 102 Baker Library
Presenter: Nick Van Kley

Registration required.

Join RWIT for a closer look at what goes on in RWIT tutoring sessions. RWIT periodically records tutoring sessions—to support students who want a lasting record of their sessions, to empower tutors to reflect on their tutoring, and to sustain program assessment. In this session, we’ll take a tour of RWIT sessions by listening to audio excerpts of these recordings. Hear how Dartmouth students work together to advance as writers and communicators. Lunch will be served.

Strategic Conferencing with Our Students: The Why, the How, the When

Date: Tuesday, May 8,  2018
Time: 12:15 - 1:45 pm
Location: DCAL, Room 102 Baker Library
Presenter: Christiane Donahue

Registration required.

This session will explore student learning in conferencing and approaches to conferencing—one of the key activities in our writing courses. Its inspiration is in the idea shared with the May 3rd session of “working together to advance as writers and communicators.” We will look at some of the research about how conferencing achieves these goals, share ideas about the purposes of conferencing, and talk about various effective practices and timings. Lunch will be served.

First-year Seminar Faculty Workshop

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: DCAL, Room 102 Baker Library

Registration required.

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.