Teaching Writing Workshop with Dr. Chris Anson

Monday, May 20, 2013 and Tuesday, May 21, 2013
8:30 AM -4:00 PM


Dr. Chris Anson is University Distinguished Professor, Professor of English, and Director of the Campus Writing and Speaking Program at North Carolina State University. Before moving to NCSU in 1999, he spent fifteen years at the University of Minnesota, where he directed the Program in Composition from 1988-96 and was Professor of English and Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor. Professor Anson has received numerous awards, including the State of Minnesota Higher Education Teaching Excellence Award, the Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, and the Governor's Star Service Award for his service-learning work at Minnesota. He was an NCTE Promising Researcher Award Finalist and has received or participated as a co-principal investigator in over $1 million in grants.  Anson has published 15 books and over 90 journal articles and book chapters.  He has recently co-authored a new book on digital literacies, Teaching Writing Using Blogs, Wikis, and other Digital Tools (Christopher-Gordon Publishers, 2009)


Monday, May 20

Davis Court, Markim Hall Breakfast
Davis Court, Markim Hall
Teaching Writing Workshop led by Dr. Chris Anson, North Carolina State University       
Monday's activities will include sessions on identifying student learning outcomes, reverse course design techniques, assignment design, and developing instructional units and course materials for First Year Course students. Lunch will be provided to all participants.  Faculty participants who teach a First Year Course in fall 2013 will receive a $150 stipend in their June paycheck for participating on both Monday and Tuesday writing workshop sessions.


Tuesday, May 21

Davis Court, Markim Hall Breakfast
Davis Court, Markim Hall
Teaching Writing Workshop led by Dr. Chris Anson, North Carolina State University     Tuesday’s activities will continue with interactive sessions on different approaches for evaluating student writing, including using different models of student peer review group, recommendations for ways to mark papers so that students will read commentary and make revisions, and the benefits and drawbacks of using grading rubrics to lighten your load.
Davis Court, Markim Hall Lunch
Davis Court, Markim Hall
Teaching A First Year Course (FYC) led by Ann Minnick (Academic Programs)
This program is designed for faculty teaching a FYC in fall 2013.  It will cover the logistics of Orientation, FYC design considerations, how to work effectively with Writing Assistants, the Library Instruction session, and resources for advising first year students.