Orientation Schedule

The Composition Program Orientation is about to kick off in the 3rd floor Community Room at the UGL (click here for directions). View the full schedule for today’s events below or simply click here to download:

Morning Session – First-Year Writing at WSU

8:30 – 8:45     Welcoming Remarks

Ellen Barton, Professor and Chair, Department of English

8:45 – 9:15     Overview of the WSU Composition Program: What Does It Mean to Teach First-Year Writing (ENG 1020) at WSU?

Gwen Gorzelsky

9:15 -10:30    ENG 1020 Overview: Syllabus; Assignment Sequence; Key Concepts; Portfolio Assessment; Policies, Procedures, and Online Resources

Erin Bell, LaToya Faulk, Jared Grogan, Whitney Hardin

10:30 – 10:45 Break (Get an index card to submit your questions for the Q&A!)

10:45 – 11:30 Writing Center Overview: Tutoring Principles, Teaching Implications

Alisa Alkins, Phillip Barnhart, Ted Prassinos, and Jule Wallis

11:30 – 12:00 Question & Answer

LaToya Faulk, Jared Grogan, Adrienne Jankens, Thomas Trimble, and Nicole Guinot Varty

12:00 Lunch (provided by Pearson): Meet-and-greet for new GTA’s, ENG 1020 lecturers, and mentors

Afternoon Session – Diverse Students, New Resources

1:00 – 2:15     Recognizing and Negotiating Voice, Identity, and Multiple Literacies in the Composition Classroom

LaToya Faulk, Jared Grogan, Adam Yerima, Heidi Kenaga, Chris Susak, and Nicole Guinot Varty

2:15 – 3:00     Teaching with the Custom Textbook and Improved Online Teaching Resources

Derek Risse, Thomas Trimble, Clay Walker, Nicole Wilson

3:00 – 3:40     Concurrent Sessions

I. Workshop: ENG 1020 Syllabus and First-Day Class Plan (Required for new GTAs)

Community Room, UGL

Nicole Guinot Varty, Luke Thominet

II. Teaching Reading Strategies in ENG 1010: Theory

Room 3317, UGL

Chris Susak

III. Integrating Reflection Assignments into ENG 1020: Theory

Adrienne Jankens, Thomas Trimble

Bernath Seminar Room (3304), UGL

IV. Gaining Entry and Promoting Change: Academic and Professional Discourse Communities in ENG 3010: Theory

Room 2318, UGL

Joe Paszek, Derek Risse, Jule Wallis

V. Literature and Writing Courses: Theory

Alisa Alkins, Erin Bell, Lisa Maruca, R.C. Thorsby

Room 2545, UGL

3:40 – 3:50     Break

3:50 – 4:30     Concurrent Sessions II:

I. Workshop: ENG 1020 Project One and Class Plans (Required for new GTAs)

Community Room, UGL

Nicole Guinot Varty, Luke Thominet

II. Teaching Reading Strategies in ENG 1010: Practice

Room 3317, UGL

Chris Susak

III. Integrating Reflection Assignments into ENG 1020: Practice

Bernath Seminar Room (3304), UGL

Adrienne Jankens, Thomas Trimble

IV. Gaining Entry and Promoting Change: Academic Discourse Communities in ENG 3010: Practice

Room 2318, UGL

Joe Paszek, Derek Risse, Jule Wallis

V. Literature and Writing Courses: Practice

Alisa Alkins, Erin Bell, Lisa Maruca, R.C. Thorsby

Room 2545, UGL

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