Faculty sit at tables participating in a workshop

Our workshops can help you better use writing in your courses to teach content and disciplinary values. Some of our workshops follow a traditional format of brief presentations with hands-on activities, while others follow a roundtable format on a particular topic with your peers leading the discussion.

All of our workshops are relaxed and provide ample opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with HWAC staff and cross-disciplinary colleagues.

All workshops include a light lunch and are held in King 133 unless noted.

Spring 2020 Workshops

Reimagining the Work of Writing Through Tools and Technologies

This exclusive workshop will be facilitated by the Spring 2020 HCWE Writing Scholar in Residence Tim Lockridge and will introduce you to a number of technologies and strategies for developing ideas. Topics introduced may include tools for notetaking, mindmapping, outlining, and planning writing tasks across periods of time. Participants will document their existing writing practices and imagine how new technologies might help them approach writing tasks in different ways. No familiarity with technology required.

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 1:00PM–2:30PM, King 320


Working with Graduate Student Writers Series

When students advance from undergraduate to graduate programs, they experience a shift in the kinds of writing they encounter as well as in expectations for their writing. In this workshop series, we invite graduate faculty to explore and expand the ways they support graduate student writers. Topics in this workshop series might include providing feedback, explaining requirements of assigned genres, and teaching disciplinary writing conventions. Participants are encouraged to attend all three parts of the series, although this is not required. Lunch provided.

Monday Workshop Series

  • Part 1: What Graduate Students Need 
    • Monday, February 17, 11:40AM–1:00PM, King 133
  • Part 2: Faculty Perspectives and Strategies
    • Monday, March 2, 11:40AM–1:00PM, King 133
  • Part 3: Toward Enactment and Sustainability
    • Monday, April 6, 11:40AM–1:00PM, King 133

Thursday Workshop Series

  • Part 1: What Graduate Students Need 
    • Thursday, February 20, 11:40AM–1:00PM, King 133
  • Part 2: Faculty Perspectives and Strategies
    • Thursday, March 5, 11:40AM–1:00PM, King 133
  • Part 3: Toward Enactment and Sustainability
    • Thursday, April 9, 11:40AM–1:00PM, King 133


Celebrating Faculty Writers Series

Guest faculty will discuss a recent publication and share their writing processes and strategies for completing it. Attendees will then engage in an open conversation about how to get their own writing done and how to help students write effectively. Participants are welcome to attend one or all three of the lunches. Lunch provided.

  • Monday, February 24, 11:40AM–1:00PM, King 133
  • Thursday, March 12, 11:40AM–1:00PM, King 133
  • Monday, April 13, 11:40AM–1:00PM, King 133