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Spring 2021 Book Clubs

Writing Assessment, Social Justice, and the Advancement of Opportunity

The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program invites members of the campus community to join in a book club style reading and discussion of the edited collection, Writing Assessment, Social Justice, and the Advancement of Opportunity, (Poe, M., Inoue, A.B, Elliot, N. eds., 2018). The book is broken into 4 sections that may appeal to different campus audiences. The book is available online for free or the WAC program does have a few hard copies available. Here is a proposed schedule based on the sections of the book. We hope that in designing this bookclub in this way, we can engage multiple stakeholders across Appalachian’s campus in these important discussions, and we encourage you to join us for the part of the conversation that is most interesting to you or has the most impact on your work. Please use this link to register.

Labor-Based Grading Contracts: Building Equity and Inclusion in the Compassionate Writing Classroom

Thanks to funding from the CAE, the Rhetoric and Composition Program and Writing Across the Curriculum Program will host 2 book clubs focused on Asao B. Inoue's Labor-Based Grading Contracts: Building Equity and Inclusion in the Compassionate Writing Classroom. Belinda Walzer is organizing and leading the RC reading group for RC faculty, and Sarah Zurhellen is organizing and leading the WAC reading group for any interested faculty from across campus. If you're interested in participating in one of these reading groups, please fill out this short form, and we will contact you soon with more information about scheduling and picking up your copy of the book. Please use this link to register.

Writing Across Institutions (WAI) 2021

WAI 2021 will be held on Friday, March 26. We are excited to feature a morning workshop on Emotional Labor led by Georgia Rhoades and an afternoon workshop on Online Writing Instruction led by Jessie Borgman and Casey McArdle. In order to provide as much flexibility as possible, participants can register for either or both sessions (please note: each session will be accessed via a separate Zoom link) and recordings will be made available to registerered participants after the event. To register, select from the options below:

Explore past WAI presentations and materials here.

Upcoming Events

Points of Pride

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