The whole year is not yet planned out, but so far, the Writing Center has three informative faculty workshops lined up for 2012. The following workshops will be presented by Diane Martinez and hosted by the CTL, so links can be found on the CTL calendar on their home page.
Effective ways to refer students to the KU Writing Center, January 18 at 2:00 PM ET
Many times instructors report that students do not go the Writing Center even though they constantly tell them to do so. A big part of that problem is related to the old saying about a horse and water, but we also have to rethink what we do when we refer students, too. In this workshop, Diane Martinez will suggest ways to refer students to specific resources and services in the Writing Center that increases the likelihood of them actually following through on your advice.
Effective ways to assess writing in non-composition courses, March 21 at 1:00 PM ET
One of the main goals of a writing across the curriculum program is to help students use writing to learn. This differs significantly from learning to write; however, these skills are not as separate as it may seem. In this presentation, Diane Martinez will discuss how we can help students use writing to learn, the advantages of such writing assignments, and then how to assess student writing in non-composition courses.
Citation and writing: suggestions for assessment and grading in non-composition courses, May 16 at 1:00 PM ET
Plagiarism at the university level is rampant. All students, regardless of their discipline or intended profession, must learn citation and how to conduct sound research. But I’m preaching to the choir. Instructors constantly struggle with how to get students to use citation correctly, avoid plagiarism, and use college-level, credible sources coherently in their academic writing. In this presentation, Diane Martinez from the KU Writing Center, will discuss Writing Center resources and services available to students, ways to encourage them to use the Writing Center, and also some suggestions for grading research and citation.
We hope to see you there, and if you have any questions about our workshops, please send an email to Diane Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.