Posted in CBW 2012

CBW 2012 Schedule

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Gathered at the Gate: Basic Writing in Evidence
21 March 2012
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Welcome, Introductions & Overview of the Day
Hannah Ashley, West Chester University

Identification of Key Issues for Networking
J. Elizabeth Clark, LaGuardia Community College

Relocating Basic Writing
Bruce Horner, University of Louisville

This presentation will frame the continuing value of basic writing as part of a long tradition in composition studies challenging dominant beliefs about literacy and language abilities, and link basic writing to contemporary concerns about “translingual” approaches to language–with illustrations from scholarship on “error.”

Basic Writing in Evidence: Poster Sessions

Ann Shivers McNair, University of Southern Mississippi
“From Checkpoint to Gateway: Military Personnel and Veterans in the Basic Writing Classroom”

Christine Cummings and Nicole MacLaughlin, University of Notre Dame
“The Writing and Rhetoric Tutorial: Relationship-Building as Basic Writing Pedagogy”

Hope Parisi, Kingsborough Community College
“Academic Literacies Through the Looking Glass (and What Students Might Find There): A Tutorial Model for Struggling Writers”

K. Hyoejin Yoon, Devon Kehler, Ilknur Sancak-Marusa, West Chester University
“Challenging “The Standard” – Creating Localized, Alternate Points of Entry to Overcome Exclusionary Practices”

Lunch Break (12-1 p.m.)

The Accelerated Learning Program as an Evidence-Based Success Model

The Accelerated Learning Program is an innovative strategy for increasing student success in developmental education. The Accelerated Learning Program targets students who place into upper-level developmental writing courses and features a “mainstreaming” approach by which students bypass developmental English, enrolling directly in freshman English along with a supplemental support section. The program has doubled the success rate for students placed in developmental writing at Community College of Baltimore County. This presentation will focus on CCBC’s model and the ways that other colleges are using the model on their campuses.
Peter Adams, Community College of Baltimore County
Heidi Johnsen, LaGuardia Community College
Michelle Zollars, Patrick Henry Community College
Jan Allen, Community College of Baltimore County

Book Talk with Mike Rose
Mike Rose talks about his forthcoming book, Back to School: Second Chances at Higher Ed

Networking Groups

Annual CBW Business Meeting


5:00-6:30 p.m. Immediately following the CBW Workshop, please join us for a Wine, Cheese, and Technologies Reception sponsored by Pearson and CBW in Room 223 at the Conference Center. Our thanks to Pearson!


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