Fall 2020 At-a-glance

Composition Program Fall 2020 Calendar of Events

Note: To review the university’s academic calendar, visit https://www.registrar.vt.edu/dates-deadlines/academic-calendar/2020-2021.html.

July
2 Thu – Custom edition of Understanding Rhetoric sent via email to all instructors and GTA (access code in VitalSource)
23 Thu – Canvas blueprints for ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 uploaded into all sections
30 Thu – Composition Program meeting via Zoom, Canvas blueprints Q&A, 11-12 EDT (optional)

August
10-14 – August Workshop for second-year GTAs and new PhD students via Zoom
13 Thu – Composition Program Community Day (everyone invited), 11:30-2:30 EDT, Zoom, Dr. Jonathan Alexander, Chancellor’s Professor of English, Informatics, Education, and Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Irvine
24 Mon – First day of classes for Fall 2020 semester

September
2 Wed – ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 syllabi and office hours due electronically to
composition@vt.edu.
7 Mon – Labor Day (no classes)
9 Wed – Composition Committee mtg, 12:15-1:10 p.m., Zoom
*11 Fri – Teaching Circles – Professional Development, 12:15-1:10 p.m., Zoom
19 Sat – Corridors: The Blue Ridge Writing and Rhetoric Conference, “Making Rhetorics” (free, online) Featured plenary, Dr. Jody Shipka, UMBC; Featured workshop, Dr. Jason Luther, Rowan U. More at http://corridors.hokieswrite.com/

October
5 Mon – Composition Committee mtg, 12:15-1:10 p.m., Zoom
16 Fri – Fall break (no classes)
*21 Wed – Dr. Asao Inoue, Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Equity, and Inclusion, antiracist pedagogies workshop co-sponsored with Writing Across Virginia (WAVA) (12:30-2 EDT, via Zoom)

November
2 Mon – Composition Committee mtg, 12:15-1:10 p.m., Zoom
*6 Fri – Teaching Circles – Professional Development, 12:15-1:10 p.m., Zoom
21-29 – Thanksgiving break
30 Mon – Black Technical & Professional Communication Symposium, 1:30-3 p.m., Zoom, Registration required at bit.ly/3nRSFmc. (sponsored by the Virginia Tech Professional & Technical Writing (PTW) Program)

December
9 Wed – Last day of Fall 2020 regular classes
10 Thu – Reading Day
11-16 – Exams
16 Wed – Pathways Assessment data due [Pathways assessment has been suspended for Fall 2020]
18 Fri – Graduation Commencement Ceremony and Senior Day

* Attendance required for all graduate teaching assistants actively teaching in the program.
Looking for a past semester’s calendar?
Spring 2020 | Fall 2019 | Spring 2019