June 2021 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements to share for June. August Workshop and Community Day – Save the DatesOur August Workshop this fall will be held on August 10-13. Schedule details are still being settled, but we have confirmed that our Community Day will be Thursday, August 12, and that we will have Dr. Steven … Read more

April 2021 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements to share for April. Teaching Portfolio AwardsPlease join the Composition Program in congratulating the following recipients of the 2021 Outstanding Teaching Portfolio Award. Based on reviewer reports, portfolios from year’s four awardees exemplified pedagogical inventiveness, disciplinary and curricular congruency, and a timely, supportive regard toward first-year writing students at … Read more

March 2021 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements to share for March. Composition Program HandbookAfter several months of development and revision, version 1.0 of the Composition Program Handbook is ready to share. This 59-page open access resource guide was prepared for everyone who teaches composition at Virginia Tech. It anticipates and attempts to address frequently asked questions, … Read more

February 2021 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements to share for February. Spring ColloquiumOn Friday, February 26, the Composition Program and University Writing Center are pleased to welcome Dr. Janine Morris and Dr. Kelly Concannon from Nova Southeastern University for our Spring Colloquium. Morris and Concannon will lead a workshop titled, “Mindfulness, Self-Care, and Fostering Well-Being in … Read more

January 2021 Announcements

With the start of Spring 2021 classes coming up on Tuesday, January 19, the Composition Program has the following announcements to share for January. Syllabus and Office Hours Collection – Due by Tuesday, January 26, 2021If you are teaching ENGL1105 or ENGL1106 this spring, submit your completed syllabus and office hours to composition@vt.edu no later than the end of the day … Read more

November-December 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for November and December. Submissions/Nominations for Distinguished Writing from ENGL1105 & ENGL1106In early November, the Composition Program invited all instructors and GTAs to nominate writers (and their writing) as we resume the practice of collecting and spotlighting distinguished writing from ENGL1105 & … Read more

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

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

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

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