Inclusive Strategies for Teaching with Writing

This session, sponsored by the LEO Anti-Racism Task Force, will help instructors who assign writing in courses across the curriculum to make the strategies we use for developing writing assignments, providing feedback, and coaching peer review more inclusive of all learners. We’ll consider how our writing assignments may inadvertently privilege writers of certain backgrounds and abilities, while creating inappropriate barriers for others. We’ll think together about how to structure peer review workshops more inclusively, how to address oppressive language in students’ texts in one-with-one conversations, and how to use reflection to help writers develop their critical thinking skills and writing abilities. In addition, we’ll consider how multiple approaches to language differences might help us reshape the ways we think about the role of writing in our courses and in students’ intellectual, social, and emotional development in our courses. Instructors from all disciplines are welcome for this session!

This session is part of the Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan series. Please see the full listing of series events here.

Event Information
Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Christine Modey, Sweetland Writing Center
Aurora Harris, African & African American Studies, LSA
Shuwen Li, Sweetland Writing Center
Elizabeth Hildinger, Technical Communication Program, College of Engineering
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching