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Becoming fluent in academic discourse: Stories from a multilingual campus
Co-sponsored by CTL and FYI

Date: Friday, May 9th, 2008
Time: 11:30-2:30 pm
Place: Agora (Student Union)

This workshop explores the development of fluency in academic discourse, by examining how students perceive this process and what teachers can do to facilitate it. Academic prose (and its discipline specific variations) is a code that none of us speak — or write — natively. We will attempt to identify the hurdles faced by all learners, and the variables that promote success.

The workshop will also include a brief presentation of this year's issue of Revisions, guest edited by John Troynaski and this year's team of CUNY Writing Fellows.

Participants receive a $200 stipend and a copy of this year's issue of Revisions. Lunch will be served.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Workshop facilitators

Martin Braun, Mathematics, FYI
Ann Davison, English, FYI
Eva Fernández, Linguistics & Communication Disorders, Center for Teaching & Learning
Sue Lantz Goldhaber, English, CESL, WAC Faculty Partner
Tsai-Shiou Hsieh, WAC Assessment Coordinator
Margaret Mehran, English Language Institute
Ken Nielsen, CUNY WAC Writing Fellow
John Troynaski, Writing Center

Past Events

Quantitative Reasoning Across the Curriculum
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008
Time: 12:30-2:00 pm
Place: Razran 318

Discussion on this topic, begun in the Fall semester, continues, with the objective of drafting expectations for Queens College students and articulating how pieces of the existing curriculum do or don't support these.

Watch this space for information on accessing available syllabi and other course materials. For information on previous meetings, see

Weekend Workshops at Bard College
Friday-Sunday, December 7-9
Location: Bard College

The Writing Across the Curriculum program and The Center for Teaching and Learning are pleased to announce an opportunity for you to attend a series of weekend workshops hosted by Bard College's Institute for Writing & Thinking (December 7 - 9, 2007).

The workshops--on topics as diverse as "Writing & Thinking," "Revolutionary Grammar," and "Reading India's Ancient Texts through Contemporary Indian Politics"--emphasize approaches to using writing as a vehicle for inquiry and understanding. Click on the below link for more detailed descriptions of Bard's Institute for Writing & Thinking, the weekend workshop series, and the particular workshops offered this December:

A group of sixteen QC faculty and Writing Fellows attended last December's workshops at Bard--and had rave reviews. It was an excellent opportunity for us all to spend time together in an idyllic setting, sharing ideas about teaching and getting to know each other better.

If you are interested in attending, please send a brief statement of interest (a short paragraph), including your full name and your departmental affiliation, to Scott Cheshire, before Friday, October 26. Expenses for travel, lodging, and meals will be paid by the College. Priority will be given to new faculty.


Jason Tougaw (Director, WAC)
Eva Ferna'ndez (Director, CTL)

Luncheon on Writing
Monday, December 3, 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Patio Room (Dining Hall)

New faculty are invited to join CUNY Writing Fellows and Queens College Faculty Writing Partners in a cross-divisional discussion on teaching with writing.

A light lunch will be served; please let us know of any dietary restrictions, when you RSVP (to Melinda Miller, , by Friday, October 26).

Workshop: Responding to Student Writing
Monday, November 26, 10 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Dining Hall (Q side)

The workshop will be facilitated by Alfred Guy, R.W.B. Director of the Writing Center at Yale University.

Guy will lead a workshop intended to help faculty find ways to respond to student writing effectively, without spending extra time on feedback.

We'll serve coffee, a light breakfast, and lunch. Faculty participants will receive a $100 stipend for attending.

Please RSVP to Mindy Miller no later than November 9. Seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Open House
Wednesday, November 7, 5:30 pm -7:30 om
Location: Razran 3rd floor

New faculty are cordially invited to an open house on the third floor of Razran Hall, which houses three important sources of institutional support for faculty: the new Educational Technology Lab, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Writing Across the Curriculum. Come celebrate the opening of the new Ed Tech Lab, meet the people involved, and learn more about the functions and services of CTL and WAC. This will be an informal forum, and you¡¦re encouraged to bring along your mentor or a colleague, if you wish; light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to Melinda Miller by Friday, October 26.

Spring Reception
Monday, May 21, 3 - 5 pm.
Razran 316

Writing Across the Curriculum and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite you to celebrate spring (and the end of the semester) with us. 

We'll be serving light food and refreshments. We hope you'll join us.

June Institute for the Development of PLAS Courses

June 5, 6, 7

Third Annual CUNY General Education Conference:
Professing Liberal Education: What Do We Need to Know? What Do We Need to Do?

Friday, May 4, 2007 8:00am to 4:30pm
Queens College, CUNY

Conference website and online registration:

Teaching with Writing
March 23, 2007 9:30 to 4:00
Powdermaker 333

The Writing Across the Curriculum Program and The Center for Teaching and Learning are pleased to welcome two Associates from Bard College's Institute for Writing and Thinking. Darlene Forrest and Stephanie Dunson will lead a workshop, "Teaching with Writing," for Queens College Faculty on March 23, 2007.

The Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking seeks to improve students writing abilities through challenging, engaging, and effective teacher development programs that focus on the role of writing in teaching and learning. Through workshops, conferences, and on-site consulting the Institute helps teachers to envision classrooms in which writing is a catalyst for learning in all subjects and offers practical guidance in making writing a central classroom practice.

QC faculty who attend the March workshops will receive a $150
stipend. Workshop seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-
served basis. Please contact Mindy Miller
( if you are interested in attending.

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