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

January 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program shares the following announcements as lead-up to Spring 2020. Syllabus and Office Hours Collection – Due by Tuesday, January 28, 2020If you are teaching one or more sections of ENGL1105 or ENGL1106 this spring, submit your completed syllabus and office hours to composition@vt.edu no later than the end of the day on … Read more January 2020 Announcements

December 2019 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements to share for December 2019. Pathways Assessment Required for All Sections of ENGL1105 and ENGL1106All sections of ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 must report Pathways assessment ratings this semester. Instructions specific to the Composition Program are available for you to review at http://www.hokieswrite.com/pathways/. Pathways data can be submitted when you complete the evaluation of the major project anchoring each course (rhetorical analysis … Read more December 2019 Announcements

November 2019 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements to share for November 2019. Pathways Assessment Required for All Sections of ENGL1105 and ENGL1106All sections of ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 must report Pathways assessment ratings this semester. Instructions specific to the Composition Program are available for you to review at http://www.hokieswrite.com/pathways/. Pathways data can be submitted when you complete the evaluation of … Read more November 2019 Announcements

September 2019 Announcements

Composition Program Teaching TalkMaterials from the Composition Program Teaching Talk on Wednesday, Sept. 11, which consisted of a Pathways Assessment refresher and a discussion of Multilingual Writing and ELL Students, are available in the document gallery online: http://www.hokieswrite.com/docgallery/. The CCCC Statement on Second Language Writers and Writing is available at https://cccc.ncte.org/cccc/resources/positions/secondlangwriting. Title IX Presentation and … Read more September 2019 Announcements

Job Posting: Collegiate Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Writing

The Department of English at Virginia Tech invites applications for a Collegiate Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Writing, who will teach in and who will contribute to the leadership of a growing, vibrant Composition Program, to begin August 2020. (See §5.1.5 of the Faculty Handbook at https://www.provost.vt.edu/who_we_are/faculty_affairs/faculty_handbook/chapter05.html for information on the rank of Collegiate Professor.) … Read more Job Posting: Collegiate Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Writing

Composition Program – August Announcements and Reminders

Syllabus and Office Hours CollectionWe have syllabi to collect from more than 170 sections of composition this fall, so your timely assistance with this important task will be a great help to us. Please send syllabi and office hours to composition -AT- vt.edu no later than the end of the day on Wednesday, September 4. If you are … Read more Composition Program – August Announcements and Reminders