Annual Writing Workshop: May 12, 13, 14

Posted on 4/23/2010 11:43:03 AM

The Office of Liberal Studies will hold a writing workshop for faculty with facilitator Dr. Robert Yagelski from SUNY-Albany on May 12–13, 2010. Dr. Helen Sitler of IUP will conduct a half day wrap-up to the workshop the morning of May 14, 2010.

Wednesday, May 12, and Thursday, May 13

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

Location: Monongahela Room, HUB

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

Friday, May 14

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

Location: Monongahela Room, HUB

Target Audience:

  • Participants 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 typically received 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.