Workshops & Events

Wednesday, September 29, 2:00-4:00, on Zoom. (link here)

The wind at your back: How to tap into students’ emotions to inspire deep learning

Learning is an emotional business. How students feel goes a long way in determining their level of success. This workshop will present research-based ways to tap into emotions that can motivate students, allow them to persist through the tough times, and give them a better chance to retain knowledge and skills. Participants will leave with some new strategies they can begin to test out immediately.


October 1-November 26, Every Friday from 2:00-4:00 in 3F.37

Writing in the Disciplines Faculty Writing Drop-In Jam Sessions

Have some writing projects that you never have time to get to? Looking for a dedicated slot on your schedule to make progress on that story,  journal article, poem, Ted Talk, song, dissertation, or novel? Interested in working alongside similarly creative peers plugging away at their own masterpieces?  If so, come on down to WID’s Faculty Writing Drop-In Jam Sessions. It will be a quiet place to sit and write along other people sitting and writing. Idea-sharing, collaboration, and commiseration will be likely by-products of this experiment.  If you’re interested in participating, please fill out this brief survey, or just show up to our first session on October 1, or any Friday session!


Dawson PED Day: Friday, October 15 (time and location TBD)

Empowering and Motivating Students Through Better Assignment Design

In this interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to reimagine an assignment they feel could use more “oomph.” Following brief presentations where the Fall 2020 Writing in the Disciplines Fellows will each share one pedagogical tool developed along their WID journey, the workshop will break off into different rapid assignment re-design workstations. Topics include creating meaningful problems, writing in genres, self-reflections, and group projects. Participants should bring in one assignment to refresh.