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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus community is invited to participate in the Provost’s Summit on Teaching and Learning ’08, Oct. 27-31.  This year’s events focus on the theme “Sharing Expectations for Student Writing and Speaking.”

Speaking and writing are two of the critical competencies students need for the 21st century, as identified by the recently adopted UW Oshkosh Learning Outcomes and the American Association of Colleges and Universities.

This year’s summit features a variety of events:

  • The week opens with keynote speaker David Mulroy, author of the provocative book “The War Against Grammar.”
  • Throughout the week, national and University experts will lead dialogues and workshops related to teaching and learning issues connected to student writing and speaking.
  • The week closes with the finals of a student speech and paper contest in Reeve Memorial Union just in time for the presidential election, which will be judged by the Chancellor Wells and other local “celebrities.”

For more information about the summit, visit

To make reservations for the above events, send an e-mail to by Oct. 17.  Indicate the event numbers. Seating is limited for some events. Confirmation of your participation will be provided.

This article was submitted by Center for Scholarly Teaching Coordinator Lori Carrell. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today. Click here to submit.