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

July 2020 Announcements Continued

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for the remainder of July. Canvas Blueprints Meeting (Zoom Recording)We held an optional program-wide meeting on Thursday with a focus on the roll-out of ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 Canvas blueprint course materials for fall. If you weren’t able to attend but you are interested … Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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