Coming up in 2023-2024:
January 16 & 17 from 8am-4pm at the Browne Center in Durham, NH
Since 2015, the UNH Writing Program has invited applications for any faculty member invested in improving student writing in their courses to join this annual retreat and certificate program. (Priority given to writing-intensive course faculty). Retreat participants design or revise the writing elements in their course(s), then become part of the larger Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Faculty Network. Spaces available for up to 15 faculty participants. The retreat includes:
- 2-day seminar at the Browne Center in Durham, NH
- Breakfast & Lunch for 2 days
- 2 follow-up lunch sessions at UNH (in May and Dec, 2024) to discuss progress of your work and continue the discussion of improving student writing
- Learn current, research-based best practices to enhance student writing
- Understand and discuss the multiple roles of writing in the classroom
- Create assignments aligned with the core competencies of your course
- Discuss assessment and revision strategies
- Gain a network of writing-invested faculty colleagues at UNH
Worth up to 4 CEITL points. Apply HERE
Date: April 16, 2024
Time: 12:40 - 2:00pm
The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program's annual guest speaker event is pleased to bring Dr. Stephanie West-Puckett this year. Stephanie is currently Assistant Professor of Writing & Rhetoric and Director of First-Year Writing at the University of Rhode Island. She'll be visiting UNH in the spring to speak with faculty about writing assessment. Refreshments provided. More details to come, along with registration information.
Worth 1 CEITL point.
We invite you to join us for the Fall 2023 Coffee and Conversations event co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning and the UNH Writing Programs. This is an opportunity to meet with teaching colleagues, visit, and discuss topics such as pedagogy, learning activities, writing in your courses (whether you teach a writing intensive course or just want to discuss how to integrate writing into your curriculum), assessing the effectiveness of your teaching, and more. We also invite you to bring a department colleague with you to join in the teaching and learning conversations. Refreshments will be provided. Below are the event details:
Date: Thursday, November 2nd, 2023
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: Conant Hall G02
Friday, September 22 in Hamilton Smith Hall (first floor)
10:00am - 5:00pm, with an evening reception from 5:00-7:00pm.
The English Department is hosting a celebration and conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the awarding of our first PhD in 1972. English PhD alumuni/ae’s achievements and insights will be the centerpiece of the event. We plan an exhibit of alumni books, and some returning alums will participate in conversations about their work—in scholarship, administration, teaching, nonprofits, and other areas—and about the state of the humanities. The schedule will include roundtables featuring short alumni/ae talks in Hamilton Smith Hall 150 and will end with a reception at 5PM in Hamilton Smith Hall’s Atrium. This is an open event, and members of the UNH community are welcome to drop in and join the celebration.
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June 5-8, 2023 at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel: The UNH Writing Program hosts faculty members invested in improving student writing in their courses. (Priority given to writing-intensive course faculty). 8-10 participants design or revise the writing elements in their course(s). Includes lodging with lunches at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel (family members are welcome to accompany participants). Participants then become part of the larger Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Faculty Network.
This annual event made possible by the generosity of the Dey Family Fund.
"Unbound: the Un-CFP"
Saturday, April 1 in the Memorial Union Building (MUB)
Keynote address by Clarissa Walker, Rhode Island College
Founded in 1983, the Northeast Writing Centers Association (NEWCA) is a regional affiliate of the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA). NEWCA has a long history of fostering collaboration among writing center practitioners and scholars throughout New England and New York. Members include administrators and staff of writing centers and persons interested in writing centers. NEWCA membership consists of, but is not limited to, individuals from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. NEWCA is committed to ethical and just organizational practices that promote social justice and inclusion within our organization and our larger community, prioritize responsible management of our resources as a non-profit, and advocate for the development and flourishing of our membership and their centers.
Tuesday, February 28 from 12:40 - 2:00p.m. on Zoom.
"Prioritizing Accessibility: Engaging in Inclusive Writing Instruction"
In higher education, there is a tendency to try to diagnose disabled students and default to accommodations rather than crafting more accessible pedagogical environments. Meeting students’ needs requires foregrounding accessibility in physical and digital spaces, curricular and programmatic design, and interactions with each other. This presentation will address how to design writing classrooms and curricula that are truly accessible, rather than simply accommodating of difference.
Dr. Hitt is the author of Rhetorics of Overcoming: Rewriting Narratives of Disability and Accessibility in Writing Studies. You can find out about her work on her website.
Worth 1 CEITL point.
This annual event is made possible in part by the generosity of the Dey Family Fund.
Wednesday, February 22 from 12:40 - 1:40p.m. in Conant Hall (Multipurpose room)
- Lunch included - Lunch will be available beginning at 12:15pm
Worth 1 CEITL point.