Proposals for Marquette’s inaugural Writing Innovation Symposium are due no later than Friday, Oct. 27. Writing educators of all ranks, areas of expertise, and campus roles are invited to propose a contribution for the showcase of innovative writing instruction that will be part of the Writing Innovation Symposium which will take place Thursday, Feb. 1, through Friday, Feb. 2.
This campus event is open to writing educators from across campus and around the country who wish to share examples of innovative writing instruction, including assignments that encourage students to use writing and campus resources in creative ways, course designs that involve an innovative partnership with campus and/or local colleagues, and writing-intensive projects that transform co- or extracurricular activities.
- Proposals must feature original work (rather than program or textbook examples that have been modified by the applicant).
- Priority will be given to assignments and activities that applicants have already implemented (i.e., taught at least once prior to the symposium).
- Full-time faculty and staff are encouraged to apply together with contingent faculty, graduate TAs, and/or undergraduate RAs from their institutions.
- Collaborations among colleagues and between colleagues and community or workplace partners are welcome.
- Assignments can be for face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online instruction.
Educators whose proposals are accepted should be prepared to discuss their example with small groups during the symposium. Participating educators should also be prepared to provide handouts and a single Powerpoint slide representing their work (Powerpoint template TBD). Materials will be due to Symposium organizers no later than Monday, Jan. 15.
This event is sponsored by the Marquette Social Innovation Initiative and Raynor Memorial Libraries. It is organized by Jenn Fishman, associate professor and director of First Year English; with Jessie R. Wirkus Haynes, PhD candidate and assistant director of First Year English; Elizabeth Gibes, digital scholarship librarian; and Kelsey Otero, associate director for the Social Innovation Initiative.