Connect with Colleagues next Thursday!

The Center for Learning and Teaching
invites you to
a brown bag lunch series *
The Connect with Colleagues series
offers faculty members a chance
to learn more about good ideas for teaching.
Writing to Learn:
a Panel Discussion by the QEP Writing Team

led by
Remica Bingham-Risher, MFA Program, Creative Writing
Janice Hawkins, Nursing
Carla Harrell and Alison Lietzenmayer, Communication
and Cynthia Tomovic, STEM Education and Professional Studies

Thursday, October 17   12:30-1:30pm
Conference Room at the Learning Commons@Perry Library
Perry Library


Questions?  e-mail or phone 683-4252

To register: and click EVENTS in the top navigation

* CLT will provide drinks and dessert


CLT’s Connect with Colleagues series is designed to offer ODU’s faculty members the chance to learn from the expertise of other faculty members. Participants in this past CLT’s Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning asked for more information about several topics, so the Connect with Colleagues series, this season, offers a closer look at Institute topics.

The second installment in the Fall Connect with Colleagues series is a panel discussion by members of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Committee to improve Interdisciplinary Writing. The QEP, which is becoming engrained in the ODU curriculum, encourages students to articulate a problem or question, identify and apply existing knowledge, assess the quality and the source of information, seek out an comprehend new information, formulate conclusions based on sources and empirical evidence, and finally, clearly articulate their conclusions and justifications in writing.

The QEP: Improving Disciplinary Writing effort has two central initiatives: Faculty Workshops and Action Project grants.  During this panel discussion, you’ll meet members of the ODU faculty who have participated in the IDW Workshops and/or who have been recipients of Action Project grants.  They will share some ideas that they have used to encourage critical thinking and writing among ODU’s students – along with examples of write-to-learn activities that have been helpful in the classroom.

You are cordially invited to join in this discussion about writing across the disciplines.  Bring your colleagues!   







Posted By: Alison Schoew
Date: Thu Oct 10 15:49:23 EDT 2013