August 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for August. Textbook UpdateStudents can now purchase the Virginia Tech custom edition of Understanding Rhetoric directly from the VitalSource website at https://www.vitalsource.com/custom/9781319401597 for $47.99 USD and receive an access code immediately. This year’s book is only available in a digital format due … Read more August 2020 Announcements

July 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for July. Preparing the Composition Program for Fall 2020 – Canvas Blueprint Update The program leadership team is nearly finished preparing online course materials for ENGL1105 and ENGL1106. We anticipate Canvas blueprint materials to be iterated into all sections on or shortly … Read more July 2020 Announcements

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

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

March 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for March. Modified Approaches to Teaching ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 – Spring 2020 SemesterDue to the Coronavirus global health crisis and in heeding the announcement by President Tim Sands on Wednesday, March 11, Virginia Tech classes will resume on Monday, March 23, in … Read more March 2020 Announcements

Modified Approaches to Teaching ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 – Spring 2020 Semester

Dear colleagues, As follow-up to President Tim Sands’ message late this afternoon about Virginia Tech extending spring break through March 23, discontinuing face-to-face classes for the remainder of the semester, and shifting classes online, I am writing to share with you a guiding document the Composition Program Leadership Team has prepared to assist with making … Read more Modified Approaches to Teaching ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 – Spring 2020 Semester