Workshops and Learning Communities

Learning Communities: Spring 2021

Teaching Research Writing: Building mini-lessons and activities to enhance your course’s research writing goals

This learning community is designed to help faculty think through the conventions of effective research and synthesis writing in their courses. Participants will first identify language moves in an exemplar student project from their research intensive course and will then work backwards to build activities that target each of these moves. By the end of the community, participants will have a scaffolded research project ready to integrate into their courses.

The FLC will meet five times for 1.5 hours each and will be facilitated by Anna Habib, Associate Director of Composition for Multilingual Writers and Spring 2020 Teaching Excellence Award Winner.

Interested in learning more? Contact Anna Habib at ahabib@gmu.edu

Interested in participating? Register here

Teaching with Writing: Using writing to enhance student engagement and critical thinking

This learning community is designed to support faculty who teach with writing in the Mason Core. It combines five self-directed online modules with development workshops and peer collaboration. Modules will focus broadly on using writing to enhance reading and promote critical thinking while also discussing practical strategies for concerns like how to provide effective and efficient feedback. By the end of the community, participants should have new activities and strategies ready to support their course’s learning goals.

Each module runs over a two week period, and participants will meet five times for approximately 1.5 hours during each module.

Interested in learning more? Contact us at wac@gmu.edu

Interested in participating? Register here.

Workshops: Spring 2021

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Consultations

The Writing Across the Curriculum Program supports all faculty across Mason who teach (with) writing. If you would like assistance in developing course materials – syllabi, assignments, or activities – to help your student writers, please contact us at wac@gmu.edu.