The Wayne State Rhetoric Society (WSRS), a student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, has launched its website. You can find WSRS’s online presence here. The link is also available at right.
WSRS has also started an email listserv for interested participants. This email listserv will be used for WSRS announcements and planning; please follow this link to subscribe online to the WSRS email listserv.
The Composition Program will screen a National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) webinar on the use of online tools in the teaching of writing from 4:00 - 5:00 PM, Thursday, September 16 in room 10302, 5057 Woodward. The webinar focuses on using simple, widely available tools, most of which can be used in traditional and/or online courses and will cover core concepts in:
- using asynchronous tools like message boards and blogs, which don’t require all students to participate at the same time,
- creating good prompts, and
- managing online conversations
The webinar will also include sample assignments and a workshop component for developing one’s own assignments. All Department members are warmly invited, particularly part-time faculty who would like to learn strategies for integrating online components into traditional courses. More information on the webinar can be found on the NCTE site.