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Wisconsin Writing Program Directors Regional Conference

Call for Participants

Wisconsin Writing Program Directors Regional Conference

Sage Hall, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Saturday, February 25, 2012

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Department of English at UW Oshkosh is pleased to welcome you to our campus for a stimulating discussion about the role of writing on all of our campuses. All current, past, and future writing program directors are invited to this gathering. Please circulate this Call for Participants widely.

We hope that you and your colleagues will consider presenting information on your campus at breakout presentations. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing effective learning outcomes for composition programs
  • Placing students properly using placement tools: AP with Writing, WEPT, portfolios
  • Assessing student writing
  • Incorporating reading into writing courses through common readings and textbooks
  • Developing writing assignments to engage critical thinking and information literacy
  • Responding to student writing
  • Writing Across the Curriculum

If you would like to have a role in the program, please respond with a title, one-paragraph outline, and names of presenters by January 30, 2012, to Marguerite Helmers: We anticipate that the day also will provide a substantial amount of time for conversation and sharing ideas.

Questions can be directed to Marguerite Helmers ( or Samantha Looker (

Schedule for Saturday, February 25

Parking is free on the campus on Saturdays. Hotel reservations at the state rate can be made at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1355 West 20th Avenue, Oshkosh, 920-966-1300.

This program is generously funded by OPID Conference Development Grant Program & the Department of English, UW Oshkosh.

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