October 2022 Announcements

The University Writing Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for October.

Canvas Blueprints, Textbook Orders, and Section Counts for Spring 2023
We anticipate offering approximately 15 sections of ENGL1105 and 151 sections of ENGL1106 next semester. In their respective roles as course directors, T Passwater and Shakil Rabbi are updating the Canvas blueprints to reflect Spring 2023 adjustments. The blueprints will be turned over to TLOS next week, and copied into all Canvas course shells by the end of November. The Virginia Tech custom edition of Understanding Rhetoric has been ordered for all sections of ENGL1105 & ENGL1106 for Spring 2023.

Upcoming Presentation/Fall Colloquium from Dr. Louis Maraj
On Friday, October 28, from 12:15-1:10 p.m., Dr. Louis Maraj (University of British Columbia) will present a talk titled, “Not/Too/Deep(:) T(h)inking Archipelagic Rhetorical Blackness” via Zoom. The event is co-sponsored by the Rhetoric and Writing PhD Program and the Center for Rhetoric in Society.

On Friday, October 28, from 12:15-1:10 p.m., Dr. Louis Maraj (University of British Columbia) will present a talk titled, “Not/Too/Deep(:) T(h)inking Archipelagic Rhetorical Blackness” via Zoom. The event is co-sponsored by the Rhetoric and Writing PhD Program and the Center for Rhetoric in Society.

University Writing Program Calendar
The Fall 2022 University Writing Program calendar is up to date on HokiesWrite. 

Pathways Assessment Required for All Sections of ENGL1105 and ENGL1106
The Pathways data collection process has been updated and is accepting submissions from Fall ’22 sections. All sections of ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 must report data this semester. Instructions specific to the University Writing Program are available for you to review at http://www.hokieswrite.com/pathways/. If you have questions about Pathways assessment, please stop by office hours with Derek Mueller (Tu., 1:30-3), Jenna Zan (M, 3:30-4:30; F, 12-1), or Florence Gonsalves (WF, 12:30-1:30, Zoom). Please remember that Pathways data can be submitted when you complete the evaluation of the major project anchoring each course (rhetorical analysis in ENGL1105 and sustained research project in ENGL1106); you don’t have to wait until final grades are due (though you can, of course). Data for sections of ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 16.

Send In Your Best!: 2023 Teaching Portfolio Award
The call for submissions is posted for the 2023 Composition Teaching Portfolio Award–an annual award designed to encourage the development and collection of exemplary teaching materials from instructors and GTAs. Up to four $400 awards will be made this year. The 2021 award recipients are posted at http://www.hokieswrite.com/outstanding-teaching-portfolios/. Submissions may be focused on either ENGL1105 or ENGL1106. The full description of the award is available online at https://docs.google.com/document/d/193Qj9rhS2gw8bV8Lnw0S0rUmPO5_bxWOpQDj6Vter-k/edit?usp=sharing. To be considered for the award, submit materials by Friday, March 10, 2023.

Continue to let us on the program leadership team know if you have any questions we can help with.