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 March 2020 Announcements

February 2020 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for February. Friday, February 28 Teaching Talk – Dr. Michelle RobinsonOn Friday, February 28, Dr. Michelle Robinson (Spellman College) will present as part of this semester’s Race and Rhetoric Series, a Teaching Talk titled, “Teaching African American Rhetorics.” The presentation will be … Read more February 2020 Announcements

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 September 2019 Announcements

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 Composition Program – August Announcements and Reminders

Dartmouth Resources for Assignment Design

The spring semester has only just begun at Virginia Tech, so it’s a terrific time to be thinking about the subtleties of assignment design. The Dartmouth Institute for Writing and Rhetoric offers the best resources available to guide and support the assignment design process. Consider, for example, this, the first of eight suggestions for crafting … Read more Dartmouth Resources for Assignment Design

CFP: 2019 CCCC Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference at Old Dominion U, May 30-31, 2019

Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., will host at 2019 CCCC Summer Conference, May 30-31. The conference is themed “Attending to Transfer;” keynote will be Dr. Jessie Moore from Elon University. The proposal system is open through Saturday, February 9, 2019.

2019 Spilman Symposium at VMI

The 2019 Spilman Symposium on Issues in Teaching Writing will be held on the campus of Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA, located approximately 90 minutes northeast of Blacksburg, on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The event features a distinguished lineup of presenters on this year’s theme, Discourse for Democracy: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric for Civic Life.