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

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

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

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

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

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