All instructors of record are eligible and invited to participate in “Ott Office Hours,” a new program for Marquette faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants offered by the Ott Memorial Writing Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning. The program provides an opportunity to talk with Ott staff about everything from writing assignments to writing assessment in current and future courses.
Office Hours will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Monday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries 245.
Drop by or schedule a 30-minute one-to-one appointment to discuss any aspect of teaching (with) writing, including:
- Evaluating midterm writing assignments
- Designing or redesigning upcoming writing assignments
- Introducing students to new types of writing
- Increasing students’ engagement in writing
- Rethinking peer review activities
- Encouraging students to revise their writing
- Reflecting on reflective writing
- Using writing to enrich class discussions, class dynamics, and students’ learning
- Responding more efficiently and effectively to students’ writing
- Preparing for finals
- Rethinking writing in future courses
- Incorporating new media writing into a course
- Integrating reading and/or research into writing assignments
- Trying new approaches to teaching writing
- Trying new approaches to assessing writing (i.e., rubrics, grading contracts)
- Identifying and articulating your teaching philosophy
- Creating and updating your teaching portfolio
- Writing and publishing about teaching
- Making the most of writing center and CTL resources
If you are interested but unable to attend, email the Ott Memorial Writing Center with “Ott Office Hours” in the subject line. Additional hours will be scheduled after spring break.