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In this daylong, interactive workshop, participants will focus on a course that they currently teach. Participants 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 workshop will start at 8:30 am with check-in and refreshments and the program 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 for the workshop include the following:
Brad Peters is Professor of English and the Coordinator of the Writing Across the Curriculum program at NIU. He designed and directed the NIU Writing Center. Dr. Peters 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. Dr. Peters’ research focuses on effective writing strategies and pedagogies.
Participants are asked to prepare written answers to the following questions. Bring six copies to the workshop (and submit one of them to the workshop leader):
Writing Across the Curriculum
Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
This program is open only to NIU faculty, instructors, and teaching staff (SPS and Civil Service). Registered participants will receive workshop materials, lunch in the Blackhawk Cafeteria (for the cafeteria menu, check: http://www.niu.edu/hsc/restaurants/menus/index.shtml) and refreshments, and a certificate of participation. Seating is limited to 25 participants and advance registration is required.
Registration Deadline: May 10, 2013. Due to the expensive nature of the program and the advance notice needed for arranging materials, please register by the deadline at http://facdevprograms.niu.edu/ERAP/Login.aspx?eID=212 and plan to attend the entire institute.
After you register, if you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration by May 13, 2013 at http://j.mp/facdevprograms so that those on the waiting list may be given the opportunity to attend the institute or program costs can be reduced.
Last Updated: 4/19/2013