The Writing Program will be offering two writing pedagogy workshops in Winter 2021! These workshops are part of our programming for the College Teaching Certificate with Emphasis in Writing Pedagogy. However, you don’t need to be enrolled in the Certificate in order to attend these workshops! The workshops are open to graduate students, postdocs, and recent alumni.

Rhetoric of Writing-Focused Feedback
Wednesday, February 3rd, 10:30am-12:00 pm CST via Zoom
Hosted by Ashley Lyons, Assistant Director of University Writing Programs

Teaching courses in your department? Preparing for the job market? This collaborative workshop asks you to think critically about feedback in the courses you design and teach in your own field: what, out of many potential functions, do you want your feedback on student writing to do? We’ll share different modes of and approaches to feedback and discuss how to align the different functions and formats of feedback with the learning objectives you have for your students. With these insights, participants will be equipped to decide what kind of writing-focused feedback to include in their course designs, when, and how. Participants will also be equipped to reflect on and better articulate those decisions when preparing future job materials.  RSVP for the workshop at this link here!

Using Writing Assignments to Meet Learning Objectives – Pedagogy Workshop
Wednesday, March 3rd, 10:30am-12:00 pm CST via Zoom
Hosted by Ashley Lyons, Assistant Director of University Writing Programs

This workshop will help participants plan their course with a writing end-goal in mind. Participants will learn how to shape both the readings and sequence of assignments in a course to build writing skills. Participants will also think critically about the specific writing skills that assignments can cultivate and how assignments build upon each other. RSVP for the workshop at this link here!

If you have questions about the workshops and requirements of the Certificate with emphasis in Writing Pedagogy, please reach out to

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