Tips to Engage Critical Thinkers & Writers – Transform Your Course Now!

Workshops by Dr. Brad Peters
Department of English, Northern Illinois University

Dr. Brad Peters
Dr. Brad Peters

Engage your students! Transform your courses! This workshop series helps faculty, teaching assistants, and teaching staff develop strong critical thinkers through writing. Each workshop features hands-on activities that you can apply immediately. 

Each unique workshop is offered on a Friday during the fall 2017 semester from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Attend all 5 workshops or just the ones that interest you. Room location will be sent to you after you register.

Series Workshops for Fall 2017:

Improve Students' Reading Skills Through Writing
Friday, September 8, 2017, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

How do we help students grapple with complex texts? Discover techniques that make students better readers— and writers. Advance registration is required.

Design Short Writing Assignments that Work
Friday, September 22, 2017, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

What are alternatives to the dreaded term paper? Improve students’ written skills and mastery of course content with short assignments you’ll enjoy grading. Advance registration is required. Register Here!

Lighten the Paper Work Load
Friday, October 13, 2017, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

What are smart ways to assign, manage, and grade papers? Make your life easier while motivating students through rubrics and “minimal marking.” Advance registration is required. Register Here!

Help Students Avoid Plagiarism
Friday, October 27, 2017, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

How can we guide students away from academic misconduct? Advice from the National Council of Writing Program Administrators shows you. Advance registration is required. Register Here!

Respond Effectively to Students’ Written Assignments
Friday, November 10, 2017, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Why do students need revision-oriented feedback? See how effective, time-saving response encourages students to do their best work and learn more. Advance registration is required. Register Here!

Writing Across the Curriculum
Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

Registration Information:

This writing series is open to all faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and teaching staff at NIU. Space is limited so register now for each session you wish to attend by clicking on the provided "Register Here!" link above for each workshop and login using your NIU Account ID and password. Locations will be made available after you register.

After submitting the online registration, if you do not receive a response within two working days, please contact the Center at facdev@niu.edu.

After you register, if you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration at http://facdev.niu.edu/myprograms so that those on the waiting list may be given the opportunity to attend the workshop or program costs can be reduced.

Last Updated: 9/17/2017