First Year Writing Program Winter Colloquium
Staci M. Perryman-Clark to present at 2019 First Year Writing Program Winter Colloquium
Professor Staci M. Perryman-Clark will keynote the 2019 First Year Writing Program Winter Colloquium at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, March 29th, in Halle Library G03. Following her talk, Perryman-Clark will deliver a pedagogy workshop at 1:00 P.M., in Halle Library 301. Both events are free and open to the public.
Research Talk: The Work of Writing Never Ends; Writing Advocacy beyond First Year Composition
Using my experiences as a first-year writing director, faculty development director, and associate/acting dean as frameworks, this talk will analyze and identify opportunities for participants to do writing programmatic outreach beyond the work they do as first-year composition instructors. Doing so potentially provides benefits and preparation for doctoral program work and the academic job market.
Pedagogy Workshop: Aligning First Year Composition with Students’ Right to Their Own Language
How does your pedagogy stack up with the CCCC Students’ Right to Their Own Language Resolution? This pedagogy workshop will guide participants through ways to apply Students’ Right to Their Own Language with the pedagogies of their first year composition programs. Each participant will conduct a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis of program pedagogies.
Staci M. Perryman-Clark has published widely in rhetoric and writing studies. She is acting dean of the Lee Honors College and associate professor of English at Western Michigan University. Perryman-Clark is the author of "Afrocentric Teacher-Research: Rethinking Appropriateness and Inclusion" (Peter Lang, 2013), and co-editor of both "Students’ Right to Their Own Language: A Critical Sourcebook" (NCTE and Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2014) and "Black Perspectives in Writing Program Administration: From the Margins to the Center" (NCTE/CCCC Studies in Writing and Rhetoric Series, 2019). She is also the 2015 recipient of the WMU College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities, and the 2018 recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information about the event, contact Rachel Gramer, Director of the First-year Writing Program, or Logan Bearden, Associate Director of the First-year Writing Program.