Call for Proposals: W2020 Department & Program WID Projects

Writing in the Disciplines at Dawson invites faculty members to submit proposals for department and program-based projects focused on writing, critical thinking and active learning in the disciplines.  Building on the college-wide presence of WID Writing Fellows and Spring Institute participants, these projects provide WID support for innovations in instructional and curricular design.  One or two projects will be selected for the W2020 semester.

Proposals should be submitted to Jeffrey Gandell, Writing Fellows coordinator, by Wednesday, October 9, 2019.   If you would like to discuss a potential application, don’t hesitate to contact Jeff.  Proposals will be reviewed by Jeff Gandell and WID director Ian MacKenzie.Continue reading

WID Spring Institute 2019 – Connect & Collaborate: Dawson Faculty Initiatives

May 21, 1.30-3.30pm – CoLab 3F.43

This year’s WID Spring Institute will be devoted to an afternoon of brainstorming and planning with WID’s sister Dawson initiatives DALC, SALTISE, UDL and E-Learning.  2019-20 will mark WID’s tenth year of activities, and this year’s Institute offers an opportunity to pause, reflect and innovate:  Collectively, what progress have we made in offering Dawson teachers evidence-based approaches to improving teaching and learning?  What new directions and collaborative projects would we like to pursue over the next ten?  If you’ve been a Fellow in any one of these initiatives, join us on May 21 for a interactive afternoon of ideas and possibilities.  RSVP to Ian MacKenzie by May 17.

Insitute Agenda

a. Brainstorming: What have we accomplished? Where are we going next?

b. Inkshedding: Refining insights, identifying priorities

c. Prototyping: Innovating new structures and strategies

Jeff Gandell – Writing Fellows Facilitator Fall 2019

Jeffrey Gandell will take over facilitation of the Faculty Writing Fellows from Ian MacKenzie for Fall 2019.  Jeff is a WID Writing Fellow (2012), has co-directed a WID department project (2016), and has facilitated at WID Spring Institutes and workshops on several occasions over the years.  Along with his work as a DALC and UDL Fellow, Jeff is currently the faculty coordinator of the Dawson Theatre Collective.  Outside Dawson, Jeff is a playwright and actor, with multiple Fringe productions to his credit.

“I am thrilled to be facilitating the Fall 2019 Writing Fellows. Participating in the Fellows program in 2012 started me on a journey that has completely revolutionized the way I think about education, writing, and the role of the college teacher. I can’t wait to revisit the material, and work closely with the new cohort to dream up new and exciting ways to make a difference in our students’ lives.

Check out the details on how to apply for the F19-W20 Writing Fellows.