A Personal, Historical, and Tagmemic Look at Curricular Assessment through Writing: from Multiple-Choice Bubbles to E-Portfolios
June 24, 10:30 – 11:30
Refreshments will be served
Please join assessment expert Ed White for this informal discussion, which is open to the public. He will review the developments in portfolios and writing assessment since 1971 - when, as an English department chair, he became involved in writing assessment by accident - through this year, when he designed and consulted on assessment in Duke’s English-Composition MOOC.
Next year, his fifteenth book will be published by Utah State/Colorado State University Press. He is the recipient of many honors, including the 2011 Exemplar award from the Conference of College Composition and Communication. He is now Visiting Scholar at the University of Arizona.
Critical Ink 2013
Critical Ink is an annual conference hosted by the Thompson Writing Program that showcases the writing of Duke first-year students.
Please join us on Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, for several activities (full event schedule available here):
Friday, April 19
- Poster Sessions, 9:30 - 3:30 in the LSRC Hall of Science (all poster abstracts available here)
- Keynote Speech, 5:00 in the East Duke Pink Parlor
Saturday, April 20
- Panel Presentations, 11:00 - 5:45 in the East Duke Building
Posters and panels will address student research on a range of topics from the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences.
The keynote speech, titled "Sonic Literacy and the Art of Social Resonance," will be delivered by Dr. Michelle Comstock. Dr. Comstock is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Colorado Denver.
Her talk will make a case for sound, including speech, as a beneficial point of departure for writing and writing instruction. Drawing on student sample sonic memoirs and audio documentaries, as well as recent sound artworks, she will address the following pedagogical and ethical question: Does tuning into the multidimensional process of speaking and listening (“sonic literacy”) actually help make us better communicators and writers?
Words Matter: How Writing Helps Alums Make a Difference
In a new TWP-curated exhibit at Perkins Library, 12 recent Duke graduates explain why writing matters both personally and professionally. The exhibit runs through November 16.
Innovations in First-Year Writing
Learn more about innovative undergraduate learning experiences in Duke's first-year writing seminars:
Joshua Clark Davis: Writing on Durham: History Museum Pop-up Event
Jennifer Ahern-Dodson: Digital Storytelling for Critical Reflection
James Berkey: Rare Book Room soldier letters and diaries
Sandra Cooke: Global Awareness of Ocean Acidification
Sandra Cooke: Ocean Acidification? Never heard of it!
Jonathan Dueck: Online Public Writing
Maral Erol: Curating a Scoop-it website
Kathleen Millar: Volunteering at Urban Ministries of Durham
Ami Shah: Academic Blogging
Katya Wesolowski: Radio Stories