Audience: Suitable for faculty who will be teaching a co-requisite course like ALP. Could be all the writing faculty from one or more schools or could be a cohort of faculty from a range of schools, even from across the state, who will later conduct faculty development for other faculty back on their campuses. Works best with fewer than 40 participants.
Purpose: To provide an opportunity for faculty to think about and discuss how teaching in a co-requisite class liker ALP class is different from teaching in more traditional settings.
Content: Depending on the interests of the participants the presentation usually covers the following:
- backward design curriculum development
- active learning in an integrated reading and writing classroom
- integrating reading with writing
- thinking skills in the writing classroom
- addressing non-cognitive issues
- improving students’ ability to edit their own writing
- aligning the syllabi for the developmental and the comp classes
- reading-writing projects
Format: Small group discussion. Demonstration. Lots of sample materials distributed. In sessions longer than a day, faculty will leave with materials they have developed to use in their classrooms.
Time: Minimum of a half day, but two or three days ideally.