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Inviting our Students
to Academic Literacies

Date: Monday, November 7, 2005,
Session A: 9:30 - 12:00
Session B: 1:30 - 4:00
Location: Student Union Building, Ballroom C
Featured Key Note Speaker, Dr. Susan McLeod, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Susan McLeod is Professor of Writing and Director of the Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her publications include Strengthening Programs for Writing across the Curriculum, Writing Across the Curriculum: A Guide to Developing Programs, a multi-cultural textbook for composition, Writing about the World, Notes on the Heart: Affective Issues in the Writing Classroom, and WAC for the New Millennium: Strategies for Continuing Writing Across the Curriculum Programs, as well as articles on writing across the curriculum and writing program administration.


Monday, Nov. 7 9:30 - 12:00; 1:30 - 4:00 University-wide WAC Workshop.
Theme: "Inviting Our Students to Academic Literacy"

Two 2 1/2-hour (morning & afternoon sessions). The workshop content will be the same for both sessions.

Framing questions:

  1. What is WAC and what are the possibilities of WAC (in terms of retention, cultivating learning, promoting diversity, and assessing learning);
  2. Applications of WAC (samples of models across the disciplines);
  3. Implementation of WAC (how to initiate conversations about WAC at the department level across the curriculum and how to bring WAC to the classroom?)