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We are excited to welcome you to the 2017 Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI) at Georgetown University, May 22-25 in the Healey Family Student Center. We have an exciting programming schedule to offer you that includes innovative sessions, workshops, keynote speakers, social hours and more! Please use this tool, SCHED, to select the individual sessions you would like to attend throughout the week of TLISI. Please note—we recommend you select your sessions as soon as possible, as some sessions are capped at specific capacities! If you have any questions, please email tlisi@georgetown.edu. Thank you and we’ll see you in May!

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Monday, May 22 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Evidence of “Good” Writing: Assessing Student Writing in the Major - 3:00-4:00

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3:00-4:00 - One hour session
What are the goals for student writing in your department? Are students achieving these goals? As part of the revision to core writing requirements at Georgetown, all undergraduate programs have developed descriptions of the kinds of writing students should be able to do and identified how the programs will help students practice these forms of writing. Now that the Integrated Writing requirement has been in place for a couple of years, this is a good time to start asking how well it’s working, for faculty and for students. In this workshop, we’ll review our goals and discuss how well students are achieving them. The workshop will examine four questions:

What do we want students to know about writing in our fields?
What do we want students to be able to do as writers?
What are we doing to help them develop knowledge and skills as writers?
How do we know whether these strategies work?

The workshop will provide tools to help us examine the connection between our goals and the outcomes visible in students’ writing. Participants should bring a copy of their program’s Integrated Writing statement and a few student papers that represent different levels of performance.  

*Note: this session ends at 4:15pm. Listed as ending at 4:00 to allow registration for the Social hour.  

Speakers
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Sherry Linkon

Professor of English


Monday May 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Film Screening Room Healey Family Student Center