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Faculty Support

Communication Across the Curriculum

Fall 2019 & Spring 2020
CxC Faculty Support Offerings

Individual Consultations developing/revising COM courses

Please contact Rick Fisher to schedule an appointment.

Winter Refresher Workshops -- COM Outcomes and Ideas

Thursday, Dec. 19, from 9 to 10am, in Coe 218
Thursday, Jan. 23, from 1 to 2pm, in Coe 218

Go HERE to register.


Spring 2020 Faculty Discussion Group: Reading, research, and references: Ideas for improving students' use of text-based knowledge in disciplinary communication.

No matter the field or discipline they plan to enter, students must learn how to make sense of and integrate evidence from sources. What do students need to be looking for as they read complex disciplinary material? What 'counts' as credible evidence? How much evidence do they need to include in their own reports or presentations? What is the 'right' way to credit sources? More importantly, how do these questions help students understand 'how knowledge gets made' within their fields of study? These are the kinds of questions that will drive discussion in this discussion group. Go HERE to apply by Friday, December 20th.


Coming Soon: Spring 2020 Book Discussion Group: Weapons of Math Destruction

Previous Events

Spring 2019 Discussion Groups

Book Discussion Group: "Helping Doctoral Students Write"

Are you interested in helping your graduate students develop as researchers, writers, and members of the discipline? Are you sometimes frustrated by your current efforts to promote better writing in your doctoral program? Are you interested in learning from the experience of colleagues?  This informal, facilitated book discussion should give you some strategies and perspectives to help you in your noble efforts to support successful graduate-level communicators! Meeting dates 2019: Feb. 6, Feb. 20, March 6, March 27, and April 10

Article Discussion Group: “Using Writing and Communication Activities to Promote Better Learning”

Are you already using writing, presentations, classroom discussions, or other communication activities in your class? Do you wish you were using more of these activities, or using them better? Are you interested in the relationship between language and learning? Then you should consider applying for this spring learning group! Meeting dates 2019: Feb. 5, Feb. 19, March 5, March 26, and April 16.

Winter 2018-2019 Workshops

Unpacking the COM student learning outcomes. Thursday, Dec. 13
Facilitated by Rick Fisher, Director of Communication across the Curriculum

Attend this workshop if: You are interested in getting a refresher on what the COM2 and COM3 outcomes mean and how you might develop activities and assignments to more effectively meet these outcomes. This session will define “oral,” “written,” and “digital” communication and will explain the focuses of each of the seven learning outcomes.

Aligning COM assessment with program, departmental, or college assessment. Tuesday, Dec. 18 Facilitated by Rick Fisher, Director of Communication across the Curriculum

Attend this workshop if: You are interested in developing an assessment project that can be used both for COM and other assessment requirements. This workshop will focus on how you might craft an assessment project that gives you information about students’ communication skills as well as their ability to achieve outcomes related to your program, department or college. (For example, Instructors of COM3s in engineering might want to think about how their assessment project could align both with COM outcomes as well as national engineering accreditation requirements).

Assignment redesign workshop: Promoting better communicating and learning through better assignments. Thursday, January 17  Facilitated by Rick Fisher, Director of Communication across the Curriculum

Attend this workshop if: You have an existing or planned writing or oral communication assignment that you want to improve. This informal session will be interactive: participants will briefly describe their existing assignments, their goals for it, and their sense of the assignment’s weaknesses/limitations, and the facilitator and other attendees will offer suggestions for revision.

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