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Program: Academic and Professional Writing Conference 2014

 

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Note: The last 15 minutes of each session will be reserved for Q & A.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014: WRITING THEORY, RESEARCH, AND PRACTICE: PAST AND PRESENT

8:00 am - 8:45 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 am - 9:00 am
Welcome
Shirley Logan, Department of English and Conference Co-Chair
Wayne Slater, Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership and Conference Co-Chair
Mary Ann Rankin, Senior Vice President and Provost
Charles Caramello, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of The Graduate School
Donna Hamilton, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Undergraduate Studies

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Session 1: Framing the Discussion. Chair: Jane Donawerth, Maryland Campus Writing Board and Department of English, University of Maryland
“From Topoi to Tweets: What Ancient Rhetoricians Can Teach Digital Natives” James A. Herrick, Hope College.

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Session 2:  Sociocultural Theory and Writing. Chair: Deborah Nelson, Maryland Campus Writing Board and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland
A Sociocultural Framework for Disciplinary and Professional Writing: Literate Activity, Semiotic Remediation, and Laminated Trajectories of Participation” Paul A. Prior, Center for Writing Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Session 3:  Discourse Communities and Written Communication. Chair: Jeff MacSwan, Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership, University of Maryland
“Identity, Discourse, and Paradox in Learning to Write”
James Paul Gee, Arizona State University and University of Wisconsin, Madison.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch. Continue the Conversation at Lunchtime Table Discussions
You are invited to get your lunch and join a table discussion of one of the morning conference presentations.  What additional questions, comments, or reactions do you have?  At each table, you will find a facilitator to keep the conversation going and a Twitter scribe to keep a record of what’s said (#UMDWriting14). Notes from discussions will be available to all registrants online.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Session 4: Assessing Programs and Performance. Chair: Hui Wu, Department of English, University of Texas, Tyler
“Tagmemics *and* the Sex Pistols: Current Promising Approaches to Individual and Programmatic Writing Assessment” Kathleen Blake Yancey, Florida State University.

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Session 5: Theory and Research on Visual and Digital Writing. Chair: Douglas Eyman, Department of English, George Mason University
“A Beauty for Informing Digital Bodies” Anne F. Wysocki, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Session 6:  Integrated Theoretical Perspectives Informing Written Communication. Chair: Cheryl Glenn, Department of English, Pennsylvania State University
“What do Humans do Best? Developing Communicative Humans in the Changing Socio-Cyborgian Landscape” Charles Bazerman, University of California, Santa Barbara.

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Cash Bar

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Conference Banquet
Session Co-chairs: Shirley Logan, Department of English and Wayne Slater, Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership, University of Maryland
“What If the Common Core Actually Works? For College Writing, Partly Cloudy With a Chance for Rain” Doug Hesse, University of Denver.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014: FUTURE DIRECTIONS

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Session 7: Writing Process Theory. Chair: James Staihar, Maryland Campus Writing Board and the Robert H. Smith School of Business
“Designing Academic Writing Courses: How Writing Process Research Can Guide Course Design” Gert Rijlaarsdam, University of Amsterdam.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Session 8: Multilingual Writing Development. Chair: Isabelle Gournay, Maryland Campus Writing Board and the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
“Beyond Native and Nonnative: Negotiating Language in Writing Pedagogy” Suresh Canagarajah, Pennsylvania State University.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch. Continue the Conversation at Lunchtime Table Discussions
You are invited to get your lunch and join a table discussion of one of the morning conference presentations.  What additional questions, comments, or reactions do you have?  At each table, you will find a facilitator to keep the conversation going and a Twitter scribe to keep a record of what’s said (#UMDWriting14). Notes from discussions will be available to all registrants online.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Session 9: Persuasion, Audience, and Argument. Chair: Elizabeth Driver, Maryland English Institute, University of Maryland
“The Once and Future Discipline: The Rhetorical Core of Academic and Professional Writing” Jeanne Fahnestock, University of Maryland.

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Final Plenary Session: Model Academic and Professional Writing Programs at Work
Moderators:
Scott Wible, Chair of the Maryland Campus Writing Board and Director of the Professional Writing, University of Maryland
Jessica Enoch, Director of Academic Writing, Department of English, University of Maryland
Speakers:
Anne Ruggles Gere, Director of the Sweetland Center for Writing, University of Michigan
Teresa Redd, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, Howard University
Kelly Ritter, Director of the Undergraduate Rhetoric Program, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Paul L. Sawyer, Head, John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, Cornell University
Necia Werner, Director of Undergraduate Professional and Technical Writing, Carnegie Mellon University