WAC Seminars and Workshops
WAC Introductory Seminars for Faculty and TAs
Each year the Center offers WAC introductory training seminars for both faculty and TAs. There are two seminars offered for TAs: a two-day seminar in August, and a two-day seminar in January, in each case just before classes start. The faculty seminar is held for three days the first week of the summer 1 term in May. Participants receive a small stipend for attending. To see the schedule of seminar dates, please consult the Center calendar. If you are interested in attending a WAC introductory seminar, please contact Amy Rumsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 333-3251 to register.
Refiguring Writing in Large Lecture Classes Initiative
In response to increasing class sizes, including those classes that have traditionally had a substantial writing component, in fall 2003 the Center began offering workshops to consider ways in which writing can and cannot be used effectively to enhance teaching and learning in large classes. Topics addressed have included reconsidering the purpose of writing, alternative methods of response, and different types of grading.
LAS Teaching Circle on Writing in Large Classes (2004-2005)
The LAS Teaching Circle (2004-2005), facilitated by the Center for Writing Studies and bringing together a number of faculty members in LAS, was held to address how writing can be effectively and reasonably used in large classes. It led to two workshops for faculty and teaching assistants in the fall of 2004 and produced a report outlining the group's conclusions and suggestions for writing in large classes.