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.