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Annual Writing Workshop for Faculty: May 12, 13, 14

The Office of Liberal Studies will be holding several writing workshops for faculty members with facilitator Dr. Robert Yagelski from SUNY–Albany on May 12 and 13, and with facilitators Dr. Jo Anne Kerr and Dr. Nan Sitler from the IUP English Department on May 14, 2009.

Tuesday May 12 and Wednesday May 13

Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (with continental breakfast at 8:15 a.m. and lunch at noon)

Location: Crimson Event Center, Folger

Facilitator: Dr. Robert Yagelski from SUNY–Albany

Target Audience:

  • Interested in interdisciplinary discussions about writing, writing assignments, grading issues, challenges of incorporating writing assignments in a course, and strategies for helping students become more successful writers
  • Planning to apply for Type I Professor Commitment writing status: attendance at the two-day workshop is expected (unless there is evidence of meeting the expectation another way)
  • Planning to propose a Type II or III writing intensive course
  • Teaching a department designated writing intensive course
  • Interested in revitalizing your commitment to help students become more successful writers

Thursday, May 14

Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (with continental breakfast at 8:15 a.m.)

Location: Crimson Event Center, Folger

Target Audience:

  • Participant in the Wednesday and Thursday sessions
  • Past participant in IUP Annual Writing Workshops
  • Interested in individual or small group guidance for creating meaningful and appropriate writing assignments for students
  • Interested in improving the quality of writing assignments that you typically receive from students
  • Interested in revising a course syllabus to include or clarify writing assignments

Workshops are sponsored and paid for by the Liberal Studies Office.

Please RSVP to Sharon Aikins ( if you are planning to attend.

  • Liberal Studies Program
  • Stabley Library, Room 103
    429 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-5715
  • Fax: 724-357-2281
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  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.