Writing Intensive Certification Workshops List


John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Writing Intensive Workshops
Spring 2012

Writing Intensive Certification Workshops
Below are the Spring 2012 Writing Intensive Certification Workshops. To be certified to teach Writing Intensive (WI) courses at John Jay, instructors must complete seven hours of workshops and submit a WI syllabus with writing assignments that reflect the WI requirements.

To streamline this process and to build a WI community of scholars, faculty will now complete this training within one semester by attending each of the following workshops.

Please note that each workshop will be offered twice to accommodate various schedules.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Tara Pauliny, Assistant Professor, WAC Coordinator: tpauliny@jjay.cuny.edu When emailing, please note which days you will attend each workshop.

All workshops will take place in the English Department conference room--7th fl. N.B.

PART 1: Introduction to John Jay's Writing Intensive Program and WAC Practice

Wednesday, February 29, 2-4:30pm OR Thursday, March 1, 11am-1:30pm

During the first part of this workshop, we will discuss WAC in general and how WAC has been designed at John Jay. We will review basic WAC terminology, the requirements for John Jay's Writing Intensive courses and certification, and become acquainted with various strategies that can be put to use in the WI classroom. These will include traditional WAC practices such as low and high-stakes writing, and designing effective, scaffolding, writing assignments. Participants are asked to bring a writing assignment they would like to scaffold.

PART 2: Introducing Peer Review & Self-Reflective Writing; Responding to Writing

Wednesday, March 14, 2-4:30 pm OR Thursday, March 15, 11am-1:30pm

This session will offer practical suggestions and models of ways to use peer response and self-reflective writing in the WI classroom. Participants should bring copies of a writing assignment for which they would like to develop a peer response assignment. The workshop will also offer some strategies to expedite the grading/responding process including minimal marking, focused responding, and the use of rubrics.

PART 3: Syllabus and Assignment Workshop

Wednesday, April 25, 3-5pm OR Thursday, April 26, 11am-1pm

This workshop will offer faculty an opportunity to review each other's WI syllabi and writing assignments. The workshop is meant to model peer response and to assist faculty as they construct their WI portfolios. Participants should email their drafts to Tara a week before the workshop so she can disseminate them to all the workshop members.