Joint Statement in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In late June, the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) and Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) released a joint statement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Broadly, the statement reaffirms well-established practices and priorities in effective writing instruction, situating those practices and priorities in the context of today’s global health crisis. The statement … Read more Joint Statement in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for June. Composition Program Meeting – Tuesday, June 23As we continue to prepare for the fall semester, we on the Composition Leadership team will convene a meeting on Tuesday, June 23, at 11 a.m. EDT (via Zoom [link redacted from online announcements … Read more June 2020 Announcements

We, the English Department at Virginia Tech…

VT English community: please find here, and pasted below, the Department’s statement on racism and recent events.————————————— I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,—When he beats his bars and he would be free;It is not a carol of joy or glee,But a prayer that he … Read more We, the English Department at Virginia Tech…

Effective Practices for Online Writing Instruction

As part of the Virginia Tech Composition Program’s continuing preparations for fall, we share in announcing the following event and resources. Best Practices for Online Writing Instruction – 2-Day Online Course June 22nd, 1:00-2:30PM EST and June 23rd, 1:00-2:30PM EST ORJune 25th, 1:00-2:30PM EST and June 26th, 1:00-2:30PM EST The Council of Writing Program Administrators … Read more Effective Practices for Online Writing Instruction

May 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for May. Composition Program Meeting – Wednesday, May 27Following the English Department meeting on Friday (5/22) and in response to requests for a program-specific informational meeting, we’re inviting everyone who will be teaching Composition in Fall 2020, as well as those who … Read more May 2020 Announcements

Corridors 2020 – Proposal Deadline Extended to May 29

Dear colleagues, On behalf of the Corridors 2020 planning team, I am writing with the news that we have extended the proposal deadline through Friday, May 29, 2020. Learn more about the conference at http://corridors.hokieswrite.com/. We have received several strong proposals to date; however, due to the many disruptions resulting from the pandemic, we hope the deadline … Read more Corridors 2020 – Proposal Deadline Extended to May 29

April 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for April. Modified Approaches to Teaching ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 – Spring 2020 SemesterOut of continuing regard for the Coronavirus global health crisis and in response to directives from the university, the Composition Program is carrying out fully online instruction through the end … Read more April 2020 Announcements