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Writing in the Disciplines Resource Center (WiDRC): Faculty Workshops

Faculty Workshops Overview

This is a three-part series of QEP, faculty-based workshops designed to address the fundamental obstacles that faculty face when developing, implementing and assessing student writing. Using “Performance Task Design Lab” as a foundation, attendees will take away practical tools to design writing assignments and feedback that are clear, creative, access prior knowledge and increase the relevance of the subject matter for students. 

Faculty Workshop I:
Writing Assignments that Work

This workshop will help identifying Essential Questions, determine what prior knowledge students are bringing to the course and develop an Observable Performance in the form of a writing assignment by which students can exemplify mastery of the Essential Question(s).

Faculty Workshop II:
Aligning Instructions with the Rubric

This workshop will build on the “Performance Task Design Lab” (See Workshop I) and align Performance Tasks with the Hodges University General Education/ QEP Professional Writing Rubric.

Faculty Workshop III:
Writing Feedback that Works

This workshop builds on the “Aligning Writing Assignment Instructions with the Rubric” (See Workshop II) and reviews best practices for utilizing the rubric along with personal feedback as a formative assessment piece.