What are WriteBites Chats?
WriteBites Chats are monthly discussions over lunch that focus around a single theme throughout the semester. During each session, we will explore what scholarship has to say about the topic and who’s talking about these issues. Participants then engage in conversation with colleagues from across the university, focusing on how to apply that scholarship or borrow strategies from different disciplines to address specific teaching situations.
What is the Theme?
Responding to Language Differences in Academic Writing
As university professors, we work hard to help students understand professional writing and communication. But what happens when students struggle to communicate? How do you balance the demands of teaching professional standards and expectations with respecting language and dialectical differences among your students? Over the course of the semester we will take a deep dive into these issues, reviewing scholarship on this topic and sharing ideas and strategies we can apply to our own teaching.
When and Where Does it Happen?
Tuesdays: September 11, October 9, November 6, and December 4 from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the ePortfolio Studio, RBD Library
How to Register
Registration is free, but it is required and space is limited. Click here to register for the WriteBites Chats series.
If you do not receive an email confirmation within one business day of registering, please contact us. Once your registration is confirmed, please look for an email from the Office of University Writing regarding lunch orders approximately one week prior to each session.
Expectations for Participants
While we understand some absences are unavoidable, because we hope to promote a deepening conversation over the entire semester, please plan to commit to attend all four sessions and make sure your schedule can accommodate participation for the entire duration of each chat. Lunch is provided for each session, and the program is free and open to anyone teaching at Auburn.