Online WAC Workshops

Writing Across the Curriculum practices can increase learning and reduce grading time in any class!

 

In Spring 2020, the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program moved its faculty workshops and thesis retreats online in response to the COVID-19 crisis. In the 2020-21 academic year, we look forward to supporting faculty and students online with workshops, retreats, and a guest speaker. 


  

Participating faculty rate WAC workshops highly. 

100%

WAC workshop attendees rated their workshop as “very useful” or “useful.”

90%

WAC workshop attendees said they've incorporated WAC practices into their teaching

Designing Effective Writing Prompts for Any Class

ENROLL FOR AUG. 19-21

Incorporating more writing into your courses is a high-impact way to deepen students’ understanding of your course content. Thoughtfully designed writing prompts can yield more focused, confident writing, which in turn can reduce grading time. After introducing some best practices in prompt writing, this workshop will guide faculty as they design a prompt for one assignment. This workshop consists of an asynchronous lecture, online resources, and a Q & A Discussion Board. All participants will receive feedback on their new prompts.

Reduce Online Grading Time with Formative Feedback Strategies

ENROLL FOR  SEPT. 2-4

Watch this video workshop to learn and practice research-based strategies for providing efficient, effective feedback on student writing. This workshop consists of an asynchronous lecture, online resources, and a Q & A Discussion Board.

Reduce Online Grading Time With Rubrics

ENROLL FOR SEPT.16-18 

ENROLL FOR Nov. 18-20

This workshop will cut your grading time while increasing the amount, quality, and objectivity of your feedback. Learn how to design a writing rubric with which to quickly assess students’ writing. Different styles of rubrics that suit different types of faculty will be presented. This workshop consists of an asynchronous lecture, online resources, and a Q & A Discussion Board. All participants will receive feedback on their new rubrics.

Reduce Online Grading Time with Turn-It-In

ENROLL FOR OCT. 7-9

ENROLL FOR DEC. 2-4

This video workshop will cut your online grading time while increasing the amount, quality, and objectivity of your feedback. Learn how to use Turnitin’s grading features, which allow faculty to upload a rubric, type on students’ papers, and customize or use pre-existing drag-and-drop comments for common writing problems. Invest an hour in this workshop to reduce your online grading time! This workshop consists of an asynchronous lecture, online resources, and a Q & A Discussion Board.

Leading Effective Online Peer Reviews to Increase Feedback for Writers

ENROLL FOR OCT. 28-30

The 2015 NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) indicated that students learned more from writing assignments when they received written or spoken feedback during the writing process. This workshop will introduce faculty to strategies for focusing and improving student peer reviews, which will add more quality feedback to your students’ writing processes. Students receive feedback on their writing before sending it to you, yielding higher quality papers and decreasing grading time. This workshop consists of an asynchronous lecture, online resources, and a Q & A Discussion Board. All participants will receive feedback on their new peer review sheets.