CFPs of Interest: QRN@CCCC and the ODU Conference on the Teaching of Writing

The following Spring 2022 events may be of interest to Virginia Tech faculty and GTAs who teach writing: Qualitative Research Network at the Conference on College Composition and Communication – Proposals due January 15, 2022 The Qualitative Research Network (QRN) provides mentoring and support to qualitative researchers at all levels of experience and working in … Read more

Now Enrolling for Spring 2022 – ENGL3754: Advanced Composition

ENGL3754: Advanced Composition hasn’t been offered for a few years, but we in the University Writing Program are excited to be bringing it back, and we think you will be, too. Sign up! This one-of-a-kind class foregrounds research writing at the 3xxx level; it’s a great match for you if you want to refine your … Read more

Textbook Update

As of Wednesday, August 25, Printed/bound copies of Understanding Rhetoric (Virginia Tech custom edition) are no longer available in the Follett campus bookstore; they’ve sold out. So we wanted to provide a reminder here about the options and locations for purchasing a copy of the eBook, provided through VitalSource. Here are the ways you can … Read more

CCCC 2021 – Teacher to Teacher CFP

Teacher to Teacher: Teaching, Networking, Sharing, Community-BuildingA teaching event at the Conference on College Composition and Communication Saturday, April 10, 2021Spokane, Washington (virtual event) NEW Submission Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2021 If there was ever a time to talk about teaching, it’s now. Join us to share ideas, strategies, and support in the teaching and … Read more

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

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