April 2022 Announcements

The University Writing Program has the following announcements, upcoming events, and updates to share for April 2022.

Teaching Portfolio Awards
Please join the University Program in congratulating the following recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Teaching Portfolio Award. Based on reviewer reports, portfolios from this year’s four awardees exemplified student-centered development and creative alignment with the first-year writing curriculum at Virginia Tech.

  • Max Broyden (GTA; MA, English)
  • Jaclyn Drapeau (Instructor; MA, English)
  • Amanda McGlone (Instructor; MA, English)
  • Trevor Snyder (Instructor; MA, English (Creative Writing))

Additional details and links to the portfolios are available at http://www.hokieswrite.com/outstanding-teaching-portfolios/.

2022 Corridors Conference
The 2022 Corridors conference will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022. The theme is “Writing Changes: Remaking Rhetoric in Times of Uncertainty.” The call for proposals is posted online at http://corridors.hokieswrite.com/. The proposal system will remain open through May 31, 2022

Corridors: Blue Ridge will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022. This year’s theme is “Writing Changes: Remaking Rhetoric in Times of Uncertainty.”

Writing Across the Curriculum Initiative
With generous support from Dean Belmonte in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, the Department of English, and the University Writing Program, planning and coordination is underway for the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Initiative. At this early stage, the initiative prioritizes faculty development; our goals for Spring 2022 include outreach, establishing an online resources hub, and holding a three-day institute, May 16-18.

Spring 2022 Program Calendar
The Spring 2022 University Writing Program calendar is up to date at http://www.hokieswrite.com/calendar/

Pathways Assessment – Spring 2022
The Pathways data collection form at http://www.hokieswrite.com/pathways/ has been updated for this semester. For all first-year writing sections, spring data is due no later than Wednesday, May 11. This deadline allows us to compile data from the 177 sections of first-year writing and to submit one report for the entire program. Remember that you can submit Pathways assessment data before the deadline (e.g., at the time you read and assign grades to the collection of writing). The focal assessment artifact will continue to be the rhetorical analysis project in ENGL1105 and the sustained research project in ENGL1106.

Continue to let us on the program leadership team know if you have any questions we can help with.