These colleges typically make the writing process a priority at all levels of instruction and across the curriculum. Students are encouraged to produce and refine various forms of writing for different audiences in different disciplines.
In spring 2015, we invited college presidents, chief academic officers, deans of students and deans of admissions from more than 1,500 schools to nominate up to 10 institutions with stellar examples of writing in the disciplines
During one of her Business Writing courses two years ago, UWP Lecturer Lisa Sperber assigned a community-based proposal assignment for which students were required to propose a solution for a situation they deemed problematic.
University Writing Program Lecturer Karma Waltonen served as the sole editor for the recently-published collection of essays titled "Margaret Atwood’s Apocalypses," which features essays by established and new Atwood scholars on Atwood’s poetry, "The Handmaid’s Tale," and the famous MaddAddam trilogy. Through this collection, readers will encounter ways to trace the theme of apocalypse through decades of Atwood’s work, and lenses through which to view various fictional apocalypses, including disability studies, theology, and ecofeminism.
In January, Assistant Professor Rebekka Andersen joined the Advisory Council of the Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM), an organization of information-development, training, and support managers from around the world (http://www.infomanagementcenter.com). The Advisory Council is made up of a select group of members invited to advise the CIDM on the issues and activities that are most valuable and timely to professionals within the field of information development.
University Writing Program Professor Dana Ferris is the founding Editor-in-Chief of a new peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Response to Writing. Hosted online at Brigham Young University, the first issue has gone live and can be accessed for free here:
University Writing Program Lecturer Elyse Lord will be co-presenting on project-based learning at the 6th Biannual Reading and Writing across the Curriculum Conference at CSU Sacramento on April 17. Lord's presentation focuses on the use of multimedia projects in classrooms and how these projects help students develop literacy skills.
More presentation details are available below.
Digital Showcase: Project-Based Learning across the Disciplines
Karma has excelled as a teacher in the program's upper division writing courses and in her first-year seminars focused on topics ranging from The Simpsons to standup comedy. She is not only an outstanding teacher, but she also actively publishes about teaching and popular culture.
Karma will receive her award during the Academic Federation and Academic Senate awards ceremony on May 5.
Brad Henderson, a lecturer in the UWP and author of Drums: A Novel, recently shared his experiences teaching a first-year seminar on the psychology of drummers with Mick Brown of The Telegraph. Brown's article focuses on rock and roll drummers' reputations for "wild behaviour," and Henderson offers unique insight into the craft.
University Writing Program Lecturer Greg Glazner was recently interviewed for a story in Apercus Quarterly about his poetry, his music and much more. Glazner also has a poem in the new anthology Clash by Night, published by CityLit Books in Baltimore.
The University Writing Program hosted its first-ever Picnic Day exhibit on Saturday, April 18, and hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members enjoyed all the program had to offer.