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January 2009 Seminars

For 2009, our Writing Initiative Faculty Institute will be held in two parts. The first two days will be in January and the second two-day institute will be in June.  Both sessions will focus on the goals and methodologies of the Initiative, and hands-on creation sessions for faculty developing a writing-intensive course.

The January sessions center around the creation of a writing-intensive assignment.

WEDNESDAY January 14    8:30 - 3:30

  • An Introduction to the Writing Initiative Goals
  • The role of the PCCC Writing Center 
  • What is a writing-intensive course?
  • Best Practices from Fall 2008 with faculty fellows Randy Jenkins, Alan Mitnick, Petar Drakulich and Anita Kumar.
  • Creating WI assignments
  • Incorporating critical thinking in writing


THURSDAY  15th    8:30 - 3:30

  • The requirements for teaching a writing-intensive course as part of the Writing Initiative grant.
  • An overview of the technologies & tools being used in WI courses to help generate writing and support students: WCOnline, LibGuides, Blackboard and the PCCC portal, ePortfolios, streaming media and eTutoring.
  • Working with the design template to create a WI assignment.
  • An introduction to the standard writing rubric and using it for assignments and assessment.
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