October 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for October. Canvas Blueprints, Textbook Orders, and Section Counts for Spring 2021We have confirmed that all sections of ENGL1105 & ENGL1106 for Spring 2021 will be offered in the same format as Fall, appearing on the timetable with a designated day and … Read more

September 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for September. Registration is Open – Fall 2020 Workshop: How to Engage in Antiracist Classroom Writing AssessmentRegistration is open for the Composition Program Fall 2020 Colloquium event, “How to Engage in Antiracist Classroom Writing Assessment,” led by Dr. Asao Inoue, Professor 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

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

Effective Practices for Online Writing Instruction

As part of the Virginia Tech Composition Program’s continuing preparations for fall, we share in announcing the following event and resources. Best Practices for Online Writing Instruction – 2-Day Online Course June 22nd, 1:00-2:30PM EST and June 23rd, 1:00-2:30PM EST ORJune 25th, 1:00-2:30PM EST and June 26th, 1:00-2:30PM EST The Council of Writing Program Administrators … 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

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