2019 Consortium on Graduate Communication Summer Institute
Graduate Communication Workshop Descriptions
Developing Faculty Resources for Meeting Graduate Writing Needs
Vicki R. Kennell, Purdue University Writing Lab
Michelle M. Campbell, Duke University Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs in the Pratt School of Engineering
This workshop addresses the importance of understanding and leveraging faculty roles in graduate writing development as a means of expanding graduate writing support. Attendees will identify opportunities and challenges for creating faculty resources, brainstorm institutionally-appropriate resource development goals, and engage in cross-institutional dialogue about faculty resources and graduate writing support.
Personal Narratives: Framing and Support for International Graduate Students
Sara Gramley, Brown University
This workshop focuses on ways to support international and multilingual graduate students as they write personal narratives for academic and professional applications. Participants will leave with ideas for delivering personal narrative workshops, collaborating with other campus units, and providing individual student support on this topic.
Facilitating Interdisciplinary Writing Groups
Erin Strickland, Montana State University Writing Center
Participants will learn about organizing and facilitating interdisciplinary writing groups. By participating in a short writing group scenario during the workshop, participants will experience the benefits of a group where writers are simultaneously readers and responders.
Inclusion and Equity in Programming, Pedagogy, and Policies for Graduate Student Communicators
Shannon Madden, North Carolina State University
Neisha-Anne S. Green, American University
Shenita Denson, North Carolina State University
This workshop offers participants an opportunity to develop practical strategies geared toward fostering inclusion in their programs, policies, pedagogies, and/or research for graduate student communicators. Participants will define inclusive programming, identify barriers and opportunities for inclusive practices, and leave with action items they can enact in their local contexts.
Developing Disciplinary Faculty; Developing Global Graduate Students
Dawn Bikowski, Ohio University
Talinn Phillips, Ohio University
The presenters share a model for a faculty development program to develop all graduate students and faculty into better global citizens who have stronger cross-cultural communication skills and who work more effectively in the US academy. Activities can easily be adapted for one’s own classes or for faculty development.
Assessing Graduate Students’ Rhetorical Abilities and Developing a Graduate-level Rhetoric and Communication Class
Suzanne Lane, Director of the Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication program, MIT
This workshop will aid attendees in designing assessment and instruction for rhetorical and communication abilities of graduate students. In particular, we will focus on how to define the rhetorical needs of graduate students, explore assessment options, and design instruction that meets graduate students’ needs.
Coming to Fruition: Pulling the Curtain Back on the Germination of a Successful, Rapidly Growing Graduate Communication Center
Sarah Huffman, Assistant Director of Center for Communication Excellence, Iowa State University
Elena Cotos, Director of Center for Communication Excellence, Iowa State University
Erin Todey, Graduate Peer Mentor and Peer Review Group Facilitator at Center for Communication Excellence, Iowa State University
This workshop provides experienced-based building blocks for those new to graduate writing/communication centers or those with experience in such centers as they seek to initiate or expand programming in meeting the changing academic communication needs of graduate students in higher education.
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