April 2021 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements to share for April. Teaching Portfolio AwardsPlease join the Composition Program in congratulating the following recipients of the 2021 Outstanding Teaching Portfolio Award. Based on reviewer reports, portfolios from year’s four awardees exemplified pedagogical inventiveness, disciplinary and curricular congruency, and a timely, supportive regard toward first-year writing students at … Read more

March 2021 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements to share for March. Composition Program HandbookAfter several months of development and revision, version 1.0 of the Composition Program Handbook is ready to share. This 59-page open access resource guide was prepared for everyone who teaches composition at Virginia Tech. It anticipates and attempts to address frequently asked questions, … Read more

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

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

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

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

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