pedagogy

Colby College: Founding Director, Center for Teaching & Learning

Colby College invites nominations and applications for the position of Founding Director of its newly established Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Reporting to the Associate Provost, the Founding Director will work with the CTL Advisory Committee and other campus partners to establish a strategic vision and programs for the Center.

Tenure-track Position in Composition Theory and Pedagogy

The University of Nevada, Reno, Department of English announces a tenure-track assistant professor position in composition theory and pedagogy. The successful candidate will join an established English department that offers a Ph.D. emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition and contributes significantly to university writing programs.

Tenure-track faculty who teach and mentor in the graduate program and engage in scholarly research typically teach a 2/2 load.

 

CFP: Special Issue ATD Internationalizing the WAC/WID Classroom

Call for Proposals  -  Special Issue of Across the Disciplines

Bringing the Outside In:Internationalizing the WAC/WID Classroom

Guest editors: Stefanie Frigo, North Carolina Central University, and Collie Fulford, North Carolina Central University

 

Motivating Millennials: How to Promote Active Student Reading in an Online Era

Popular websites such as SparkNotes, GradeSaver, and Shmoop offer student-geared synopses of texts taught in the humanities. As instructors discover, even strong students often check such e-guides rather than trust their independent response to a work, while some students rely on these websites for their entire interpretation of a text, if not also as a substitute for the actual reading. The availability of online ‘study aids’ is clearly a temptation for students to let others do their critical thinking for them—the antithesis of the central goal of higher education.

Assistant Professor of English and Academic Director of Developmental Writing

Assistant Professor of English and Academic Director of Developmental Writing,
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

CFP: Manuscripts for the Journal Open Words

Open Words: Access and English Studies is a refereed journal dedicated to publishing articles focusing on pedagogical, political, and professional issues related to teaching composition, reading, ESL, creative writing, and literature to open admissions, at-risk, and non-mainstream student populations.

Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing 2008 Announcement and CFP

The Department of English at Iowa State University is pleased to host the Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing conference, November 7-8, 2008, and especially pleased to welcome Kathleen Blake Yancey as our keynote speaker.

We are eager to receive proposals on a wide range of topics related to our theme of Multimodal Communication Pedagogies. Our online information and submission process is at http://gpacw.isucomm.iastate.edu. The deadline for submission of proposals is September 20, 2008.

University of Houston Writing Fellows Program

The English Department is pleased to announce the establishment of the Houston Writing Fellows Program for writing instructors interested in joining a cohort of teachers and scholars committed to the theory and practice of writing pedagogy. The Houston Writing Fellows Program is designed to enhance the intellectual and pedagogical community of instructors involved in the English Department’s writing courses by providing workshops, mini-conferences, mentorship opportunities, and other events that explore writing pedagogy.

Teaching with Student Texts (edited collection)

We invite you to propose a contribution to Teaching with Student Texts, a collection of essays focusing on the practice of using student texts in writing classrooms and other settings. We seek essays describing how teachers can use texts written by the students they are working with to illustrate the moves, strategies, principles, and forms of critical reading and academic writing.