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

Fifteen from Virginia Tech to Present at 71st Annual CCCC

Fifteen faculty and graduate students from Virginia Tech will present at the 71st annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 25-28, in Milwaukee, Wisc. Wednesday, March 25Sheila Carter-Tod, Virginia Tech: Wed., 3/25, MW.02 Mind Mapping across Cultural Rhetorics: Innovating Commonplaces for Intersectional Knowledge-Making (Theory and Culture) Thursday, March 26Monique Dufour, Virginia Tech, Thur., 3/26, … Read more Fifteen from Virginia Tech to Present at 71st Annual CCCC

February 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for February. Friday, February 28 Teaching Talk – Dr. Michelle RobinsonOn Friday, February 28, Dr. Michelle Robinson (Spellman College) will present as part of this semester’s Race and Rhetoric Series, a Teaching Talk titled, “Teaching African American Rhetorics.” The presentation will be … Read more February 2020 Announcements