TEACHING IN A WRITING CENTER (CNW:5375:0001)
The primary purpose of this seminar/practicum is to prepare students to work in the Writing Center at the University of Iowa and/or other institutions. A secondary purpose is to introduce students to some important themes in writing studies. Students read articles, books, handouts, and web pages on the following related issues: reading and writing processes, one-on-one conferencing dynamics, second language writing, basic writing, first- and second-year college writing, writing across the curriculum, and writing center administration. Students keep a weekly journal in which they apply course readings to tutoring their own writing center students. An oral report on a case study of a student writer or on a resource for tutoring writing as well as a final written project are required. For more information, please e-mail Carol Severino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practicum: College Teaching for TAs [CLAS:5100/RHET:5100]
Pre-semester workshop Friday, August 19 from 10:00-3:00 in 346 JH
Thursday class meetings from 12:30-1:45 in 1100 UCC (weeks 1-7)
The practicum, which is modeled after the Rhetoric Department’s successful Professional Development Program, provides much-needed support and guidance to TAs, who are increasingly seeking pedagogical training and development opportunities. It offers a collegial environment in which teaching assistants from across the disciplines can share ideas and develop new skills. The manageable workload includes short weekly readings, participation in discussions and other class activities, the production of a teaching philosophy statement, and attendance at one event at the Center for Teaching or an equivalent. For more information, please e-mail Megan Knight at email@example.com.