This seminar is an endorsement sponsored by the University Institute for Teaching and Learning (UITL). Learn more about this endorsement and its requirements. Eligible tenure/tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty are also eligible to use the seminar as part of the Instructional Redesign component of UITL's Teaching Support program.
One of the core challenges of teaching writing is the fact that students bring widely varying experiences with culture, education, and language to classrooms. By incorporating strategies to promote transparency (Winkelmes et al. 2016) and culturally sustaining pedagogies (Paris and Alim 2017), instructors can promote transparency in teaching and learning and be responsive to the diverse range of their students’ needs. Participants in this week-long seminar with the WAC program in the CSTW will first comprehensively examine their course curriculum and identify the unique needs of their diverse student populations. Using insights from this examination, they will consider how to engage these students and promote their success through writing. By the end of this seminar, participants will have designed or redesigned a sequenced writing assignment for their course.