EWP News & Announcements

On Friday, April 12th, Gust Burns will be facilitating a discussion titled: "Pedagogy is a part of Production: Who are we Producing?" for the Teacher Talk Series. When: 10:00-11:30 (attendees may arrive late or leave early if needed) Where: Padelford Grad Lounge Below is a description of this teacher talk's focus: This session will examine how, as instructors in the University, our courses, themes, methodologies, and materials, not to mention the ideas and... Read more
Multimodality with Codenames game
Join EWP and the UW Libraries for a workshop on using board games as pedagogical tools in your writing class. Where: Red C in Allen Library When: Friday, April 5 from 2:30-4:00 in Expository Writing Program CIC AD, Sara Lovett, will give a brief example of using Codenames to teach intertextuality. Then, facilitators will lead roundtable discussions on how to teach with the six board games the library currently has available for instructors to check out (Betrayal at... Read more
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Richard J. Dunn First-Year Teaching Award and the 2018-2019 Joan Webber Award for Outstanding Teaching by Graduate Students in English Department Writing Programs. All qualified instructors are welcome to apply. Applications will be read by a faculty-only committee. These awards honor outstanding teaching by graduate students in the Expository Writing Program and Interdisciplinary Writing Program. The deadline to apply for these awards is... Read more
The Expository Writing Program is inviting applications for four EWP staff positions for the 2019-2020 academic year. These positions are as follows: 2 EWP Assistant Directors (one AD will offer general TA support and one AD will also work in CIC), 1 Liaisons for the UW in the High Schools program, 1 EWP/EOP Assistant Director who will help coordinate our work with the Education Outreach Program As detailed in the attached documents, the deadline for submission is... Read more
Are you worried about the upcoming portfolio in your English composition class? It’s 70% of your grade!  Come join us for a two-part workshop that covers how you choose which papers to revise for your portfolio and how to write you cover letter!   Workshop Part 1 Selecting Papers and Revising Successfully for Your Portfolio Monday, March 4th 2019 from 6:30 - 8:00pm in Mary Gates Hall 389   Workshop Part 2 Composing a Strong Cover Letter for Your Portfolio Monday, March 11th 2019 from  6:30 - 8:... Read more
Are you interested in collaborating with other teachers across disciplines to address equity in education? The Expository Writing Program is sponsoring a new monthly teaching group for educators to learn from one another and critically examine our own teaching practices. Critical Classrooms aims to cultivates space for graduate student instructors to discuss and address systemic inequalities in our classrooms. Attendees will each bring a curriculum idea, classroom issue, or teaching artifact to... Read more
The UWHS Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Collaboration Grant Participants will be holding a workshop scheduled for this April entitled “Foregrounding Equity in EWP Teaching Across Institutional Settings.” This workshop seeks to bring together EWP Graduate Instructors and UW in the High School instructors to talk about diversity and equity in writing pedagogy. The workshop will be led by three UW in the High School instructors, who will present their own materials and perspectives on... Read more
The Expository Writing Program is thrilled to announce the recipients for the 2018-19 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaboration Grant. This grant is for graduate student groups and is focused on developing composition curriculum, teacher resources, and research initiatives that center issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the writing classroom. Additionally, these grants seek to foster collaboration, conversation, and community among writing teachers invested in... Read more
Lead by those participants of last year's EWP Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Collaboration Grant, this presentation and workshop will focus on the materials and research developed over the course of the last year. Topics include: translingualism, best practices for equitable teaching materials and instruction, and designing curriculum with an equity lens. When: Wednesday, January 16th from 2-3pm Where: The Simpson Center Contact:... Read more
When: Tuesday, November 27th. 10:00-11:00 Where: Simpson Center CMU 204 This workshop is a discussion of the materials which came out of "Equity-Based Curricula for Incoming TAs to Teach Collaboratively," a cluster of EWP’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Cluster Grant. Participants Lubna Alzaroo, Laura De Vos, Michelle Dinh, Max Lane, Matthew Howard, and Matthew Hitchman developed and taught curricula that centered race and equity, and archived material... Read more