Spring Professional Activities Workshop (SPAW)

Monday, May 14, 2012: Scholarly Writing and Productivity

Tuesday, May 15, 2012: Workshops on various topics

Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18, 2012: Teaching Writing Workshop

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The Spring Professional Activities Workshop (SPAW) is a faculty development conference at Macalester designed to provide hands-on activities in the major areas of faculty professional activities: scholarship, teaching, advising, and service.

Monday, May 14 will feature workshops focused on scholarly writing and productivity in the Weyerhaeuser Board Room.  SPAW sessions on Tuesday, May 15 will be held in Olin-Rice Hall and feature a plenary speaker on First Year Course Writing Programs.

Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18 features a Teaching Writing Workshop in Olin-Rice Hall led by Dr.Thomas Reynolds (University of Minnesota) and Dr. Chris Anson (North Carolina State University).  This two-day writing pedagogy workshop is designed primarily for faculty who will teach a First Year Course (FYC) in Fall 2012.  All Macalester faculty members are encouraged to come, but FYC faculty members will receive a $250 stipend for participating.

Considering grant proposal writing as part of your professional activities this spring? Schedule an appointment with Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) staff to discuss your ideas and potential funding options. CFR staff look forward to conferring with you at any time during the Spring Professional Activities Workshop, Monday, May 14 - Tuesday, May 15, 2012.  To arrange a time, please contact Abbey Showalter-Loch at ext. 6062 or showalterloch@macalester.edu.  

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Click here to see Teaching Writing Workshop schedule

The SPAW and the Teaching Writing Workshop are funded by the Mellon Foundation “Next Stages” Grant and the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching.