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Collaborating with Writing Instructors in a First-Year Seminar

Event date: Monday, March 25, 2013, from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: CTE - UNH 3030

Collaborating with Writing Instructors in a First-Year Seminar [Event flyer]

Presented by: Suzanne Lane, PhD, Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, MIT

This informal discussion will offer faculty a chance to think through the process of collaborating with a writing instructor in a first-year seminar. The discussion will begin with a brief presentation of central principles and practices, based on MIT’s 10 years of experience with pairing writing lecturers with disciplinary faculty in writing intensive courses. Faculty will then have the chance to raise questions, consider various approaches, and discuss the benefits and challenges of these collaborative teaching structures.

Suzanne Lane is Acting Director of Writing Across the Curriculum in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies, and directs the Writing Advisor program in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Dr. Lane has taught Writing at Harvard University, and American and African American Literature at Boston University and California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. Lane’s research focuses on rhetorical and narrative theory, as well as on student writing development. As a researcher on the Harvard Study of Undergraduate Writing, Dr. Lane investigated how students learn the rhetorical cultures and conventions of different disciplines across the curriculum. In her current book project, Dr. Lane analyzes the rhetoric of slave narratives, academic histories, and historical novels of slavery. Parts of this work have been published in African American Review.

ECHO Recording

Other workshops by Suzanne Lane at LMU:

Refreshments to follow. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

This program will be video and audio taped and may be podcast. By your willing participation in the program, you expressly and irrevocably consent to be photographed, videotaped and/or audio taped and quoted/cited. The films, tapes, and other digital recordings will become the property of the Center of Teaching Excellence, LMU.