Better Writers, Not Just Better Writing: Online Strategies to Support Writers in All Disciplines (NJ)

Better Writers, Not Just Better Writing: Online Strategies to Support Writers in All Disciplines
a free half-day workshop
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 12:00pm - 3:30pm (begins with a working lunch)

College-level writing is self-taught

College-level writing is self-taught, but most college students are passive learners, especially when learning writing. Passive learners will not magically become active in their self-teaching, unless self-teaching is effortless. Granted, the obligatory introductory college writing course is supposed to lay the foundation, but it is only through constant feedback on the student’s writing tendencies that the passive learner might be a worthy self-teacher; worthy, if the learner is active in seeking timely feedback. Timely feedback means shortly before the assignment is due.

Director, Program in Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at The University of Western Ontario (http://www.uwo.ca/arts/) invites applications for the position of Director of Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication. This tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor is scheduled to commence 1 July 2008.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position: Writing and Rhetoric Program at Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University’s Writing and Rhetoric Program is seeking one postdoctoral fellowship. The two-year fellowship, which comes with a possibility of a renewal for a third year, enables scholar-teachers in the field of writing and rhetoric studies to teach in an established program with opportunity to participate in a vibrant Writing Center, a strong workshop series, an annual Writing and Rhetoric Colloquium, and other areas related to the field. Fellows will teach two courses in one semester and three courses in the other semester and pursue their research and publication projects.