Shelley Hawthorne Smith, Sedona Heidinger, Alex Kemp1 Most graduate students share one summer goal – to get writing done. While the summer frequently provides writers with more time than during the academic year, summer is also often less structured. The demands and nature of summer increases the need for institutional writing resources for graduate students. . . . read more
How can we work to support the well-being of graduate students, while also strengthening their development as writers and scholars? That was the question over fifty participants sought to discuss when they joined the first CGC Chat on January 29, 2021. Though the immediate context was the ongoing pandemic and all the challenges it poses . . . read more
The Consortium on Graduate Communication is committed to the open dissemination of knowledge across international borders. We believe in the words of Senator William Fulbright that international education is “the strongest force available … to save us from catastrophe.” CGC’s next two events will take place in the United States, a country whose President has . . . read more
Thanks to everyone who came to the business meeting and social event at SSLW in Tempe this last week. Here are a gaggle of CGC folks in a very blurry photo (a reflection of my cell phone not my state of mind!). And for the more academically minded, here are the slides from the workshop . . . read more
If you’re going to the Symposium on Second Language Writing at Arizona State University this week, join us for these CGC events: Thursday, 12:00-1:30pm, Turquoise Room CGC Open Meeting: All are welcome! Friday, 6:30-9:00pm, Pedal Haus, 730 Mill Avenue CGC Social Event. Join us! Saturday, 8:30-10:00am, Turquoise Room Institute Workshop: What Graduate Writers Need (and . . . read more
CGC announces its 2017 Summer Institute in Monterey, California, June 7-10, 2017. CFP and registration to follow later in 2016. Join us to discuss “Works in Progress: Graduate Communication Skills for Academic and Professional Contexts” at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey!
Shannon Madden and Jerry Stinnett have published a very effective series of articles on providing support to graduate students writers: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Recommended reading!
If you are attending the IWAC conference in Ann Arbor this week, please consider joining us for an informal chat about graduate writing sponsored by the Consortium on Graduate Communication (CGC). The meeting will take place during conference block E (Friday, 6/24, 10:45 a.m.) in the North Quad building, room 1105, convened by Shannon Madden of . . . read more
We are keeping a running list of graduate communication sessions at TESOL 2015 here. Please add your session! The University of Michigan Press is hosting a “meet the authors” coffee hour with CGC founding members Chris Feak and Nigel Caplan to talk about their books and graduate education in general. Thursday April 7, 10-11am at . . . read more
For those of you who will be at the CCCCs in a couple of weeks, join the CGC for an informal dinner on Wednesday night at 6:00 PM at The Grove restaurant, just a couple of blocks from the conference hotel at 1611 Lamar St., Houston. The restaurant has agreed to provide separate checks and the full . . . read more