July 2021 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements to share for July. Fall 2021 Canvas Blueprints for ENGL1105 and ENGL1106The Composition Program leadership team has finished updates to Canvas blueprints for ENGL1105 and ENGL1106. All sections will have those materials iterated/copied and in place by Friday, July 23. Canvas blueprints will primarily feature the instructor guide, an … Read more

June 2021 Announcements

The Composition Program has the following announcements to share for June. August Workshop and Community Day – Save the DatesOur August Workshop this fall will be held on August 10-13. Schedule details are still being settled, but we have confirmed that our Community Day will be Thursday, August 12, and that we will have Dr. Steven … Read more

Eleven from Virginia Tech to Present at the 71st Annual CCCC

Eleven faculty and graduate students from Virginia Tech will present as part of the 71st annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, April 7-10 (online). Thursday, April 8Sweta Baniya, Virginia Tech, Thur., 4/8, 3-4:30 p.m. ET, D.4 The Role of Academic Publishing Today: Studies in Writing and Rhetoric, “Systemic Exclusions: Who the Field Publishes, Who … Read more

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

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