In this daylong, interactive workshop, participants will focus on a course that they currently teach. They will engage in activities that help them decide what kinds of writing activities might best enhance the critical thinking they want their students to do.
The program will start at 8:30 am with check-in and refreshments and the workshop will begin at 9:00 am. The schedule will include lunch from 12 to 1 pm and mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks. Tentative list of topics in the workshop schedule include the following:
Brad Peters is Associate Professor of English and the Coordinator of the Writing Across the Curriculum program at NIU. He designed and directed the NIU Writing Center. He presents yearly workshops on using writing to think critically and has trained faculty in universities across the country. He teaches advanced writing courses where students get their work ready for conferences and into print. His research focuses on effective writing strategies and pedagogies.
Please prepare written answers to the following questions and bring four copies to the workshop:
Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
Writing Across the Curriculum
The workshop is open only to NIU faculty and staff. Registered participants will receive workshop materials, lunch and refreshments, and a certificate of participation. Seating is limited to 25 participants and advanced registration is required. Faculty and staff can register online by completing and returning the form below. Include your name (as it should appear on the certificate), title, department, phone, email, and special accommodations needed. If you do not wish to receive a certificate, please inform the Center while registering for the workshop.
Due to the expensive nature of the program and the advance notice needed for arranging food and materials, please register by the deadline and plan to attend the entire workshop, if you register. Registration Deadline: May 8, 2009. After you register, if you are unable to attend, please inform the Center by May 19, 2009 so that those on the waiting list could be given the opportunity to attend the workshop or program costs could be reduced. After submitting the registration form, if you do not receive a response within 2 working days, please contact the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Deadline: Friday May 8, 2009
Registration is closed for this program.
Last Updated: 05/27/09