Program for the 2021 PDI

Rooms

Wednesday, January 13th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Fostering Equity Across the Curriculum Through Inclusive Commenting
Presenters:
Kelly Bradbury,Sue Doe
Category:
Writing and WAC
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2021
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
80 minutes
Room:
https://zoom.us/j/98115672856?pwd=RFdXL1pSZWRrbmdwaUJWdWo5L2tYUT09
Description:
As we reflect on and engage in the work of making our teaching practices more inclusive, we must consider the role our written responses to students’ work plays in “deliberately cultivating a learning environment where all students are treated equitably, have equitable access to learning, and feel valued and supported in their learning.” In this session, we will discuss and practice concrete strategies for fostering equity through our written comments. For example, how might we comment on essays that make racist, sexist, or classist claims? How might we prevent ourselves from letting our own biases and orthodoxies cloud our ability to offer thoughtful, instructive comments on students’ writing? How might the issues we ask our students to write about affect students’ abilities to satisfy the expectations of the assignment? We will consider, as well, how we might foster more inclusive commenting during peer review sessions. How might we better prepare students to read and comment on their peers’ writing in a more inclusive manner?
Goals and Target Audience:
The primary audience for this session is faculty and graduate students across the curriculum who want to think critically about their commenting styles and consider concrete ways to make their written feedback to students part of their inclusive teaching practices.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
How to pitch to The Conversation
Presenters:
Kate Jeracki,Jeff Dodge
Category:
Writing and WAC
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2021
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19:meeting_ZDViODhkZjQtMjljNC00OWIwLTk1MGYtNzhhMjVhYWUxMjdm@thread.v2/0?context={"Tid":"afb58802-ff7a-4bb1-ab21-367ff2ecfc8b","Oid":"49e2ae49-876f-4deb-8a31-11d32749f166"}
Description:
Nearly 125 CSU scholars and researchers have published articles on the independent journalism platform The Conversation so far. This session will help anyone from Ph.D. students to seasoned faculty develop and present their ideas for communicating their work to a global audience of general readers. An editor from The Conversation will join the session to answer questions and hear potential pitches.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty researchers, postdocs, grad students, and scholars in all disciplines. Gain the tools and knowledge to successfully pitch ideas for articles to The Conversation, a highly respected outlet for science communication.