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Workshops and Events on Writing

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Spring 2018 guest, Dr. Neal Lerner of Northeastern University


April 26, 2018

The University of Delaware Writing Center and Center for the Teaching & Assessment of Learning will be hosting guest scholar Dr. Neal Lerner of Northeastern University. Dr. Lerner is a leading national scholar in Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and Writing in the Disciplines (WID). At Northeastern, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Lerner has helped faculty from many fields--from physical sciences to the humanities--incorporate writing assignments into their teaching practices in meaningful ways. During his visit to the University of Delaware, Dr. Lerner will offer both a hands-on workshop and a lecture to all members of the UD community interested in increasing students' engagement with writing in any field.

Workshop for faculty: Teaching for Meaningful Writing in All Disciplines

11-12:15 in Pearson Hall 116

Based on the results of a multi-institutional study, the Meaningful Writing Project, this hands-on workshop will help faculty (re)design assignments to foster their students’ meaningful writing experiences in all disciplinary contexts. Participants should bring a syllabus or writing assignment(s) they wish to rethink through the lens of this research on students’ meaningful writing experiences.

Lecture- The Meaningful Writing Project: Learning, Teaching, and Writing in Higher Education

3:30-4:30 in Memorial Hall 108

Faculty, administrators, staff and students are invited to attend. The Meaningful Writing Project is a multi-year, multi-institutional study of what college seniors report to be their most meaningful writing projects as undergraduates. In this talk, Dr. Lerner will present the findings of this research and discuss implications for curriculum, pedagogy, and assignment design across the disciplines.

Register for the workshop or lecture here:

Questions about the workshop or lecture can be directed to Jacqueline Evans at  or by phone (302) 831-1890.

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Workshops and Events on Writing
  • University Writing Centers
  • 016 Memorial
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-1168