“Teaching. Writing. Learning.” A Series of Conversations on Teaching Writing.

“Teaching. Writing. Learning.” A Series of Conversations on Teaching Writing.

Topic: Starting the Conversation: A Panel on Inspiring Your Students to Write

Guest Presenters:  Jonathan Gilligan (Earth & Environmental Sciences), Emily King (English), Richard Lloyd (Sociology)

When: Wednesday, August 28, 12:10-1:00

Where: Community Room, Central Library

A series of monthly lunchtime conversations, “Teaching. Writing. Learning.” is for anyone who teaches writing at Vanderbilt to gather and discuss specific issues, hear an invited colleague briefly introduce a relevant best practice, hear a bit of about other research-based practices, share one’s own best strategies, and ask questions of all present.

These interactive, informal conversations will offer a venue for discussion, learning new approaches, and solving problems. The “Teaching. Writing. Learning.” series is sponsored by the Center for Teaching, the Writing Studio, and the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.


Participating in the “Teaching. Writing. Learning.” series is easy!

Follow these three simple steps:

·         Bring your lunch, or buy it at the Food for Thought Café across the hall from the Community Room.

·         Bring your relevant good practices to share.

·         Bring your questions and challenges.


Upcoming Fall conversations:

Managing the Paper Load:  Grading Writing Efficiently and Effectively

Opening Guest Presenter: Scott Juengel (English)

Wednesday, September 18, 12:10-1:00

Community Room, Central Library

Writing and the Masses: Writing in Large Lecture Courses

Opening Guest Presenter:  James Fraser (Human & Organizational Development/HOD)

Tuesday, October 22, 12:30-1:30

Community Room, Central Library

Fear, Tired, Dread, Excited:  Student Feelings and the Research Assignment

Opening Guest Presenter: Melinda Brown (Heard Library)

Wednesday, November 20, 12:10-1:00

Community Room, Central Library


Full schedule: cft.vanderbilt.edu/events/twl/

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