By WIC Team 

The WIC Faculty Seminar for the 2017-2018 school year will be held in fall term. Faculty interested in participating should ask their unit heads to email a nomination to WIC director Vicki Tolar Burton at vicki.tolarburton@oregonstate.edu.

The seminar is designed for faculty teaching WIC courses and faculty using writing in non-WIC courses, as it focuses on learning best practices for teaching writing across the disciplines. Upon completing the five-session seminar, participating faculty receive a modest honorarium.

The seminar is held on five consecutive Wednesday afternoons, 3-5pm, in Milam 215 on the specific dates listed below:

  • October 11
  • October 18
  • October 25
  • November 1
  • November 8

Registration is now open and will continue throughout the summer. As of now, eight spaces are available.

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By WIC Team

The WIC program and staff would like to congratulate the 16 faculty participants of the Fall 2016 WIC Seminar. We are pleased to have these members of the WIC community committed to seeking professional development in the teaching of writing across the disciplines.

This year’s seminar reflected growing interest in peer review within WIC courses and between WIC faculty. Our participants were so encouraged during a peer review session of class assignments that they expressed interest in future opportunities to consult their WIC colleagues. As a result, the WIC staff plans to organize peer review sessions for WIC faculty beginning in Winter 2017. Seminar participants also found discussion on feedback and evaluation strategies helpful, many of them vowing to improve the feedback students receive in their classes. Not to worry though, their students will have many opportunities to practice writing before evaluations in the form of minimally-graded writing-to-learn activities our faculty tried and enjoyed during the seminar. In general, seminar participants were enthusiastic about taking activities, strategies, and ideas from discussion and implementing them into their classes.

In evaluating the seminar, participants noted that they enjoyed the interdisciplinary collaboration. One seminar member saw this collaboration as a reminder of what writing challenges our students navigate on a daily basis:

The best part of the seminar was “discussing things in small groups with faculty from other programs. I think hearing other perspectives is helpful in understanding how they use writing because I do end up teaching many students from other schools and colleges.”

It was a privilege and pleasure sharing the learning space of the WIC Fall Seminar. This year’s participants were:

  • Julia Bradshaw (Art)
  • Rachael Cate (Electrical Engineering)
  • Marjorie Coffey (Academic Success Center)
  • Ashley D’Antonio (Forest Ecosystems & Society)
  • Kimary Fick (Music)
  • Reem Hajjar (Forest Ecosystems & Society)
  • Elizabeth Helman (Theatre)
  • Nicole Holck (New Media Communication)
  • Ian Munanura (Forest Ecosystems & Society)
  • Ted Paterson (Business)
  • Matt Powers (Forest Engineering, Resources & Management)
  • Walt Ream (Microbiology)
  • Ana Ribero (Writing, Literature & Film)
  • David Rothwell (Human Development & Family Sciences)
  • Kirsten Winters (Computer Science)
  • Mila Zuo (Writing, Literature & Film)

We were excited to work with you and look forward to continuing to do so in the future!

 

By WIC Team 

The WIC Faculty Seminar for the 2016-2017 school year will be held in fall term. Faculty interested in participating should ask their unit heads to email a nomination to WIC director Vicki Tolar Burton at vicki.tolarburton@oregonstate.edu.

The seminar is designed for faculty teaching WIC courses and faculty using writing in non-WIC courses, as it focuses on learning best practices for teaching writing across the disciplines. Upon completing the five-session seminar, participating faculty receive a modest honorarium.

The seminar is held on five consecutive Tuesdays, with the specific dates listed below:

  • October 11
  • October 18
  • October 25
  • November 1
  • November 8

*All seminars are conducted 3-5pm, Milam 215.

Registration is now open and will continue throughout the summer.

By Kristina Lum, (MA 2016, SWLF) WIC GTA

The WIC program and staff would like to congratulate the 13 faculty participants of the 2016 WIC Winter Seminar. We are pleased to have these members of the WIC community committed to seeking professional development in the teaching of writing across the disciplines.

This year’s seminar reflected growing interest in how to create support for student writing development over the course of the students’ college career. Faculty were filled with suggestions regarding better ways to support and integrate writing into courses, which included the role of GTAs in WIC courses. These discussions revealed a possible need for GTA training/support so that GTAs involved in teaching or assisting with WIC classes are familiar with the key elements of a WIC course, such as writing-to-learn activities, peer review, and instructor feedback to guide revision. In doing so, participants contributed to a dialogue that is likely to influence future WIC events and the larger university teaching communities.

In evaluating the seminar, participants noted that they enjoyed the interdisciplinary collaboration. One seminar member saw this collaboration as a point of creative inspiration for their own curriculum design:

“It was good to see how people from different departments approach challenges. The solutions they implement have helped me think more deeply about how to make my own class better.”

It was a privilege and pleasure sharing the learning space of the WIC Winter Seminar. This year’s participants were:

  • Jeneva Anderson (Microbiology and BioHealth Sciences)
  • Kim Gratz (Civil and Construction Engineering)
  • Kelsy Kretschmer (Sociology)
  • Kevin McGrath (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
  • Cynthia Mojica (School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences)
  • Ryan Mueller (Microbiology and BioHealth Sciences)
  • Andrea Myhre (Human Development and Family Sciences)
  • Monica Olvera (Human Development and Family Sciences)
  • Doug Reese (Fisheries and Wildlife)
  • Kim Rogers (Kinesiology)
  • Aimee Snyder (School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences)
  • Jason Tanenbaum (Political Science)
  • Paul Thompson (Economics)

We were excited to work with you and look forward to continuing to do so in the future!

writing6The WIC Faculty Seminar for the 2015-2016 school year will be held in the winter, instead of the fall. Faculty interested in participating should ask their unit heads to email a nomination to WIC director Vicki Tolar Burton at vicki.tolarburton@oregonstate.edu.

The seminar, for both faculty teaching WIC courses and faculty using writing in non-WIC courses, focuses on learning best practices for teaching writing across the disciplines. Upon completing the five-session seminar, participating faculty receive a modest honorarium. Held on five consecutive Tuesdays, seminar dates are listed below:

  • January 19
  • January 26
  • February 2
  • February 9
  • February 16

*All seminars are conducted 3-5pm, Milam 215.

Registration is now open and will continue through fall term.

writing6By Jacob Day, WIC GTA

The WIC program and staff would like to congratulation the participants of the 2014 WIC Fall Seminar. After five weeks together of discussions, collaborative learning, and lecture, we are now proud to have these faculty members as part of the WIC community.

This year’s seminar followed in last year’s footsteps as many members were again interested in the intersection of WIC and teaching online courses. The growing interest in online teaching continues to gain traction as one of the hottest topics nationwide as many colleges and universities, Oregon State included, expand their online course offerings and incorporate digital elements into their classrooms and curricula. As such, the fall seminar participants were filled with questions, suggestions, and debate regarding the topic. Through considering how key elements of a WIC course, such as writing to learn activities, peer review, and instructor response could be utilized in an online realm, participants sparked a dialog likely to continue throughout future
WIC events and across the greater WIC and University communities.

It was a privilege and pleasure sharing the learning space of the WIC Fall Seminar. This year’s participants were:

  • Scarlett Arbuckle (Fisheries and Wildlife)
  • Kathryn Becker Blease (Psychology)
  • Robert Figueroa (Philosophy)
  • Marie Franzosa (Mathematics)
  • Julianne Freeman (Anthropology)
  • Alison Hurst (Sociology)
  • Veronica Irvin (Public Health)
  • Brianne Kothari (Human Development and Family Sciences Cascades)
  • Christina Leon (English)
  • Aaron Lewis (Business)
  • Joy Lile (Human Development and Family Sciences)
  • Alina Padilla-Miller (New Media)
  • Ehren Pflugfelder (Writing)
  • Linda Richards (History)
  • Lisa Seales (Natural Resources Cascades)
  • Rebecca Sweet (Fisheries and Wildlife)
  • Allen Thompson (Philosophy)
  • Karen Volmar (Public Health)
  • Megan Ward (English)

We were excited to work with you and look forward to continuing to do so in the future.