HCWE News RSS Feed

02/02/2021
The CCARIT: a New CTE/HCWE Tool to Help You Create High Quality Assessment
Designing quality assessments is not easy, but the CTE and HCWE have created a tool that can help. It's called the CCARIT (Comprehensive Course Assessment Review and Improvement Tool). Participants at a J-term workshop were the first in the Miami community to try it out.
02/01/2021
J-Term Retreat Virtually Connects the Miami Writing Community
COVID-19 may have forced us online, but our annual 4-day J-term writing retreat managed to connect the Miami writing community and motivate attendees to get work done.
01/26/2021
HCWE/CTE Workshop Considers Authentic Assessment in Large Courses
In a workshop co-hosted by the HCWE and CTE, Stacey Lowery Bretz (CHM), Mike Brudzinski (GLG), and Scott Sander (EDT) shared their unique approaches to 1) helping students learn in large courses and 2) assessing student knowledge in varied ways.
01/12/2021
Director Elizabeth Wardle Featured on the Pedagogue Podcast
In a recent episode of the Pedagogue podcast, our own Elizabeth Wardle talked with host Shane A. Wood about her research-based, "ground-up" approach to leadership and how to make meaningful programmatic change.
12/10/2020
Congratulations to a New Class of Faculty Writing Fellows
This Fall, our Faculty Writing Fellows program hosted faculty teams from the Havighurst Center for Russian & Post-Soviet Studies and from Justice and Community Studies. Over the course of the semester, the teams considered threshold concepts in their disciplines and prepared projects aimed at using writing in their curriculum to promote deep learning.
12/08/2020
Miami Professors Discuss Their New Books and the Writing Process
Dr. Annie Dell'Aria and Dr. Anita Mannur spoke with the HCWE about their forthcoming books, how they approach the writing process, and how they've been able to work during the pandemic.
11/30/2020
HWC Writing Contest Features Reflections on the Year 2020
Results are in for the Howe Writing Center's latest writing contest: Here & Now, Current Moments: Experiencing 2020. Co-First Prize winners were Aiyana White and Ethan Maguire. Runner-up was Gabe Porter. Lauren Racela earned a staff choice honor. Thank you to all who shared their stories with us.
11/13/2020
Help Us Honor Professor Kate Ronald and Her Legacy
Professor Kate Ronald, beloved teacher, mentor, and colleague, passed away on October 27, 2020. In her 20-year tenure at Miami, Kate cultivated a community of writing at Miami as the first Roger & Joyce L. Howe Professor of English and the inaugural director of the Howe Writing Initiative. We've created a webpage to honor Kate's memory, which you can contribute to through an interactive message board.
11/03/2020
Business Insider Article Features Miami and HCWE Perspectives on Learning
With higher education at a critical junction in its use of ed-tech, the popular business website interviewed Miami students and HCWE Director Elizabeth Wardle about where they stand on the issue and what effective teaching and learning look like.