Event Title

Concurrent Sessions - First-Year Read/First-Year Writing: Inquiry and Interdisciplinary Transitions

Location

Campus Center Lower Level, 9th Floor, Room 165 - University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Event Website

http://www.umass.edu/studentsuccessconference/index.php

Start Date

11-10-2013 10:15 AM

End Date

11-10-2013 11:30 AM

Description

Members of a composition committee tell the story of implementing a first-year read program within first-year composition courses at a Western New England residential university. Presenters will discuss the institution’s motivations for implementing the program and highlight some of the benefits and challenges. Drawing from: instructor reflections; formal and informal correspondence among faculty, staff and students; student texts; and contextualizing our work within current research about first-year read programs, presenters will ultimately ask participants to consider the local context at their school and the benefits and drawbacks of a first-year read housed in composition or another discipline.

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Oct 11th, 10:15 AM Oct 11th, 11:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions - First-Year Read/First-Year Writing: Inquiry and Interdisciplinary Transitions

Campus Center Lower Level, 9th Floor, Room 165 - University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Members of a composition committee tell the story of implementing a first-year read program within first-year composition courses at a Western New England residential university. Presenters will discuss the institution’s motivations for implementing the program and highlight some of the benefits and challenges. Drawing from: instructor reflections; formal and informal correspondence among faculty, staff and students; student texts; and contextualizing our work within current research about first-year read programs, presenters will ultimately ask participants to consider the local context at their school and the benefits and drawbacks of a first-year read housed in composition or another discipline.

http://scholarworks.umass.edu/studentsuccess/2013/Schedule/14