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Faculty Events (2017-18)

The Howe Center for Writing Excellence has scheduled the following events for the 2017-18 academic year.

Faculty Writing Fellows Program

This semester-long program is designed to support faculty members and their departments/programs in their efforts to teach their students to write more effectively in their professions/disciplines and to use writing in ways that support deep learning of disciplinary material.

In Summer 2017, participating departments/programs include Gerontology; Farmer School of Business: Business Quotient; Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies; and History. In Fall 2017, participating departments/programs include Project Dragonfly; Political Science; Psychology; and Family Science and Social Work.

Learn more about Faculty Writing Fellows»

Open House for New Faculty

Talk with our staff and learn about the Howe Center for Writing Excellence services to support your students, your teaching of writing, and your own scholarship. Participate in a quick round of Writing Assignment Review with an HWC consultant (get feedback on your assignment drafts)!

No registration necessary.

Fall 2017

  • Monday, August 21, 9am-3pm, King 133 (HCWE classroom)

Faculty/Consultant Roundtable

Join other faculty and Howe Writing Center consultants to see what happens in a writing consultation, get your questions answered, and discuss ways we can work together to support Miami student writers. The Roundtable is part of our WAC Workshop Series (see next section).

Register for the Roundtable»

Fall 2017

  • Wednesday, September 6, 1-2pm, King 133 (HCWE classroom)
  • Thursday, September 7, 11-12pm, King 133 (HCWE classroom)

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Workshop Series

The WAC Workshop Series provides support for the teaching of writing in your courses and across courses in your program. Although you might benefit from attending several workshops in the series, you are more than welcome to attend only one.

Register for a WAC Workshop»

Fall 2017

  • Understanding Threshold Concepts about Writing
    • Wednesday, September 13, 1-2pm, King 133 (HCWE classroom)
    • Thursday, September 14, 11-12pm, King 133 (HCWE classroom)
  • Designing Engaging Writing Assignments You’ll Actually Want to Read
    • Thursday, October 5, 11-12pm, King 133 (HCWE classroom)
    • Friday, October 6, 1-2pm, King 133 (HCWE classroom)
  • Using Peer Response Effectively to Improve Student Writing
    • Wednesday, October 25, 1-2pm, King 133 (HCWE classroom)
    • Thursday, October 26, 11-12pm, King 133 (HCWE classroom)

Spring 2018

  • How to Design and Scaffold Writing Assignments to Encourage Knowledge Transfer
    • Tuesday, February 6, 11-12pm, King 133 (HCWE classroom)
    • Wednesday, February 7, 1-2pm, King 133 (HCWE classroom)
  • Conducting Meaningful Assessment of Writing
    • Tuesday, February 20, 11-12pm, King 133 (HCWE classroom)
    • Wednesday, February 21, 1-2pm, King 133 (HCWE classroom)
  • Less Is Truly More: Responding to Student Writers Efficiently and Effectively
    • Wednesday, March 7, 1-2:30pm, King 133 (HCWE classroom)
    • Thursday, March 8, 11-12:30pm, King 134 (AIS room)
  • Crossing Borders: Responding to the Writing of Multilingual Learners (MLL)
    • Wednesday, April 4, 1-2:30pm, King 133 (HCWE classroom)
    • Thursday, April 5, 11-12:30pm, King 134 (AIS room)

Faculty Writing Boot Camps

Devote an entire day (or a week) to your writing while the HCWE takes care of breakfast, lunch, drinks, and power for your laptop. As-needed consultations with writing center staff will be available.

Register for a Faculty Boot Camp»

Fall 2017

  • Saturday, October 28

Winter 2018

  • Monday, January 8
  • Tuesday, January 9
  • Wednesday, January 10
  • Thursday, January 11
  • Friday, January 12

Spring 2018

  • Friday, May 25

Faculty and Graduate Writing Hours

Drop in for any length of time for a cup of coffee and to work quietly on your writing. HCWE staff and consultants are available for consultations.

  • Every Friday from 8:30-12:00pm

No registration necessary. Learn more about Weekly Writing Hours»

Faculty Writing Groups

Meet on a regular basis with a small group of other faculty for feedback, encouragement, and accountability on your writing projects.

Sign up for Fall 2017 by September 15. Learn more about Faculty Writing Groups»