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2011 January 4-5 Print Page

January 2011 New WI Faculty Institute

Wednesday and Thursday,  January 4 and 5    -  9am - 3pm in the Paterson Writing Center (A113 within the Library/LRC)

This two-day seminar is for faculty taking on a section of an already developed Writing Intensive course, and teaching WI for the first time.


Topics covered over the course of the 2 days will include:

  • Writing Initiative goals and requirements
  • The Writing Initiative Teacher's Handbook
  • Using the Writing Center
  • A review of the existing WI course materials: syllabus, assignments etc. and suggestions for revisions and additions.
  • Using the 3 initiative rubrics for assessment
  • Components of the formal versus informal writing assignments
  • Incorporating critical thinking in writing
  • Incorporating information literacy in writing
  • Hands-on session using the LibGuide and making additions to it (links, resources, media objects etc.)
  • Student portfolios: why we use portfolios, use of the eFolio product, sample student portfolios, grading strategies.
  • Online support for online course sections and all students.
  • Using eTutoring

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