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Faculty Development Workshops

The Writing Initiative and PCCC Writing Center offer professional development workshops for faculty and administrators throughout the academic year.

For example, our workshop on "Writing Assignments that Work" focuses on creating writing assignments designed to produce the best writing from your students. When students struggle with writing, there is often more going on than just the writing. Some students may have trouble reading and interpreting what you want them to do. The first way to help students write better is to create clear, engaging assignments.

A variety of writing assignments in different subject areas (as well as ones that can be used in multiple areas) will be presented, but please feel free to bring your own assignments - either ones that need to be reworked, or ones that have met with success! We will be sharing ideas and helping each other. 

To suggest other topics for professional development workshops, please contact the Writing Center at


Writing Intensive (WI) Institute Dates (2016)

WI Training Location & Dates:

Date(s): Wednesday August 24th 2016

Time(s): 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Location: Paterson Campus, The Writing Center, located in the Library; Room A113

What to Bring: Please bring a textbook (if one is provided for your course) and a copy of the non-WI master syllabus for the WI course you will be teaching. For example, if you are teaching a WI EN205 course, please bring a an EN205 syllabus. We will be revising the non-WI syllabus to a WI syllabus. You can get the master syllabus from your chair.

WI Institute Presenters: Michael Whelpley &  Ken Karol

In this Writing Intensive Faculty Institute we will be discussing overall WI goals, sharing existing WI materials, creating new assignments and materials and looking at the pedagogy, tools and resources available for writing intensive courses as well as Blackboard training.

To Register, please email Michael Whelpley at



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