EWP News & Announcements

The Expository Writing Program invites proposals for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Collaboration Grants for 2018-2019. We plan to fund collaborative group projects that focus on developing composition curriculum, teacher resources, and/or research initiatives that center issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the writing classroom. All instructors in EWP/IWP and all UWHS teachers are eligible to apply. Award amounts will range between $100-$350 and... Read more
Two EWP Assistant Directors (Nanya Jhingran and Sara Lovett) are holding 1-hour workshops for EWP instructors to bring ideas and/or drafts for second-sequence prompts. In this workshop, ENGL 131 instructors workshop teaching materials including class syllabi, assignment prompts, and overall scaffolding for their second Major Project Sequence. Workshop time will be structured for both group brainstorming as well as workshopping material drafts, depending upon group needs. Times and Dates of the... Read more
CIC and UW Libraries Research Commons librarians, Elliott Stevens and Perry Yee, are offering a workshop on ways to incorporate digital storytelling in teaching writing or your own research. Participants will make a very short video as a test artifact before the workshop, and the workshop facilitators will go over the process of creating digital storytelling and discuss with participants ways to incorporate it into their work. One or two EWP instructors who have used digital storytelling in... Read more
The Praxis Conference 2019 announces their CFP for Praxis Conference 2019: "Anti-Racist Pedagogy: Visions and Practices for Institutional Change." This is fantastic opportunity to present at or learn from this annual conference! Proposal submissions are due to uwpraxisconference@gmail.com by 5 pm on December 1, 2018. If you have questions, you are welcome to contact conference chair Sumyat Thu (... Read more
As part of their work to support instructors, the EWP/CIC staff have compiled a series of guidelines to help ensure that you are complicit with FERPA regulations. Please take a moment to read the link below as the information within is relevant not only to the privacy of your students but to your own privacy as well. How to Make Your Writing Pedagogy in Line with FERPA Law
The Expository Writing Committee (Carrie Matthews, Elizabeth Simmons-O'Neill, Norman Wacker and Candice Rai) is pleased to announce the recipients of our department's awards for Graduate Students teaching in English Department Writing Programs. Winner of the Richard J. Dunn First Year Teaching Award, drew hereford Honorable Mentions of the Richard J. Dunn First Year Teaching Award: Nanya Jhingran... Read more
Please join us for two great workshops developed to help you craft a strong final portfolio for EWP 100-level classes (English 109/110,111, 121, 131, 182)! Selecting the Right Materials for Your Portfolio  Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 6:30-8:00pm in Mary Gates Hall 389 Are you worried about the upcoming portfolio in your English composition class? It’s 70% of your grade! Come join us for a portfolio workshop focusing on the selection of good papers and how to... Read more
As part of the Expository Writing Program’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaboration Grant, Olivia Hernández, Jacki Fiscus, Emily George, Dana Woodcock, and Sarah Ghasedi will hold a series of five workshops throughout Winter and Spring 2018 that address ethical approaches to teaching personal writing, antiracist assessment, canonical literature, autoethnography, and multimodality. Participants will come away with practical applications for their classrooms and teaching philosophies.This... Read more
Dear EWP teachers and staff,   With the support of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaboration Grant from the UW Expository Writing Program, we developed a teacher’s guide website for teaching with the frameworks of language difference, communication across difference, translingualism, issues that affect multilingual populations, and topics that challenge the monolingual English norm. Below you will find event details:   During this forum, we will launch the website “Materializing... Read more
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 Richard J. Dunn First-Year Teaching Award and the 2017-2018 Joan Webber Award for Outstanding Teaching by Graduate Students in English Department Writing Programs. All qualified TAs 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. Included in these awards is a cash prize. Below you... Read more

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