Quick Guide to Basic Writing Sessions at CCCC 2013

CCCC 2013

The Council on Basic Writing presents its annual quick guide to Basic Writing sessions and workshops to help you connect with other Basic Writing faculty at the 2013 CCCC Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s CCCC 2013 convention is incredibly exciting with many, many Basic Writing offerings and its own Basic Writing strand (hooray!).

Our thanks to this year’s CCCC program chair, Howard Tinberg for his visible and vocal support of Basic Writing.

This list was compiled by J. Elizabeth Clark from submissions on our CBW-L listserv using information and descriptions provided by the presenters.

Thanks to all of you for crowd-sourcing this guide. Happy CCCC 2013! 

You can download a Microsoft Word version of the information in this post by clicking this link: CCCC 2013 BW Sessions.

Pre-Conference Workshops:

MW.03: Expanding the Conversation: Graduate Students, Contingent Faculty, and the Future of Basic Writing

W01: TYCA Presents: Developmental Education in the Two-Year College, a Place of Possibility

W06: Council on Basic Writing 2013: Basic Writing and Race: A Symposium

CCCC 2013 Regular Sessions:

A.17: There’s Nothing Basic about Basic Writing
Location: Riviera Hotel, Royale Pavilion 6, First Floor
Time: Thursday, 3/14 from 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Join us for a face-to-face exploration of major issues facing Basic Writing faculty and students. This roundtable discussion is the culmination of month-long asynchronous dialogue highlighting issues in Basic Writing.

Chair: John McKinnis Buffalo State College
Co-Chair: Rochelle Rodrigo Old Dominion University

Speakers:

Debra Berry, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas – Teacher Preparation
and Professional Development

J. Elizabeth Clark, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY – Teaching with
Technology

Elaine Jolayemi, Ivy Tech College – Who Are Basic Writers?

Leigh Jonaitis, Bergen Community College – Who Are Basic Writers?

Marisa Klages, LaGuardia Community College – Teacher Preparation &
Professional Development

Carla Maroudas, Mt. San Jacinto Community College – Student Placement
Amy Edwards Patterson, Moraine Park Technical College – Day-to-Day Life
in the Classroom

Ilene Rubenstein, College of the Desert – Academic Skills/Writing Centers

A.33: What Works: New Approaches in the Basic Writing Classroom
Location: Riviera, Skybox 205, 2nd floor
Time: Thursday, 3/14 from 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

21st century pathways into the basic writing classroom that includes innovative methods to initiate as models for integrative learning.

Speakers:

Anita August – We Need to Talk about Student X: ‘Situating’ Visual Literacy in the Basic Writing Curriculum

Heather Camp, Minnesota State University, Mankato – Revisiting Writing-about-Writing in the Basic Writing Classroom

Susan Gebhardt, Burns Norwalk Community College – Using Invention Techniques with Community College Basic Composition Students

C.03: Public Access, Public Work: A Case Study for Multiple Basic Writing Pilots
Location: Riviera Hotel, Capri 105, First Floor
Time: Thursday, 3/14 from 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Chair: Stacy Day Penn State University-Abington

Speakers:

Stacy Day, Penn State University-Abington – The English Enhancement Pilot: A Narrative of Development, Implementation, and Assessment

Nicole McClure, Penn State University-Abington – Diverse Learners in Digital Spaces: Developing Supplemental Online Instruction for Basic Writers

Karen Weekes, Penn State University-Abington – One University, Demographically Dispersed

C.26: Making the Personal Public: Storytelling as Academic Discourse
in College Composition
Location: Riviera Hotel, Skybox 207, Second Floor
Time: Thursday, 3/14 from 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

This panel examines narrative and storytelling from three perspectives: the basic writing classroom, the first-year student, and theoretical frameworks.

Speakers:

Amanda Athon – Storytelling and Basic Writing

D1: The Go-To Place for Basic Writing–Two-Year Colleges
Location: Riviera Hotel, Royale Pavilion 5, First Floor
Time: Thursday, 3/14 from 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Chair: Patrick Sullivan
Manchester Community College, CT

Speakers:

Jennifer Swartout, Heartland Community College, Normal IL
Three Rivers – Merging Scholarship on Community Colleges, Basic Writing and Developmental Education

Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt, Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, WA
Basic Writing in the Two-Year College—Mission Possible

Lynn Quitman Troyka, Queensborough Community College, CUNY, New York, NY
CCCC’s Stance toward BW and Two-Year Colleges

D.07: Approximating the University: Novices Practicing Knowledge in the Basic Writing Classroom

Location: Riviera Hotel, Royale Pavilion 7, First Floor
Time: Thursday, 3/14 from 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Chair: Karen Gocsik, Dartmouth College

Speakers:

Laura Braunstein, Dartmouth College – Entering the Conversation: How Sources Support and Impede Learning

Karen Gocsik ,Dartmouth College – Assembling Knowledge: How Novice Writers Practice Knowing

Cynthia Tobery, Dartmouth College – Writing Together: How Collaboration Enhances (and Limits) Knowledge Construction

D.28: Concurrent Literacies: Digital Literacy and Basic Writing
Location: Riviera Hotel, Grande Ballroom H, First Floor
Time: Thursday, 3/14 from 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Chair: Linda Howell, University of North Florida

Speakers:

Rachael Jordan, CSU Northridge – Engaging in Digital Public Space: Facebook & Basic Writing Students

Pegeen Reichert Powell, Columbia College Chicago – Low Tech Means to High Tech Ends: Teaching Digital Writing in the Basic Writing Classroom

Lauren Williams, CUNY Bronx Community College – Rethinking Basic Writing for a Digital Future: Replacing Assimilation with an Agenda of Empowerment

E.02: The Thin and Imaginary Border between Remedial and Degree-Credit Composition: Using Multiple Measures to Assess Student Readiness for College Reading and Writing

Location: Riviera Hotel, Capri 103, First Floor
Time: Thursday, 3/14 from 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Chair: Holly Hassel, University of Wisconsin Marathon County

Speakers:

Joanne Giordano, University of Wisconsin Colleges – Ready or Not: The Inaccuracy of Standardized Tests in Placing Students in Remedial Courses

Holly Hassel, University of Wisconsin Marathon County – Using Multiple Measures to Assess Student Readiness

Cassandra Phillips, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha – Ready to Write: Multiple Measures and Learning the Writing Process

E.07: Basic Writer as Lightening Rod, Rosetta Stone, and Crucible: Access, Accountability, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Texas
Location: Riviera Hotel, Capri 104, First Floor
Time: Thursday, 3/14 from 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Chair: Susan Wolff Murphy, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Speakers:

Chimene Burnett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi – Institutional Identity and the Basic Writer

Michelle Garza, San Antonio College – (Re)Evaluating the Public: An Examination of Current Approaches to the Teaching of Writing and Argument

Chelsea Mikulencak, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi – Evaluation of a Basic Writing Program

Susan Wolff Murphy, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi – Evaluation of a Basic Writing Program

E.13: Social Connectedness and Student Support: Enhancing Success and Retention in the Transition to College-Ready
Location: Riviera Hotel, Capri 110, First Floor
Time: Thursday, 3/14 from 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Chair: Erin Lehman Ivy Tech Community College Columbus/Franklin

Speakers:

Hope Parisi, Kingsborough Community College/ CUNY – Competing and Converging Rhetorics: A Writing Tutorial for Taking a Student Support Services and Basic Writing Collaboration Public

Lynn Shelly, Indiana University of Pennsylvania – Marginality and Mattering: Basic Writing as Public Work

Zandree Stidham, University of New Mexico – Los Alamos – This Is Why We Leave. This Is Why We Stay: Forces Impacting the Trajectory of Transitioning Developmental Students

TSIG 04: The Council on Basic Writing
Location: Riviera Hotel, Capri 107, First Floor
Time: Thursday, 3/14 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

This meeting of the Council on Basic Writing (CBW) SIG will provide networking opportunities for basic writing faculty. The CBW mission statement and charter will also be discussed. The Innovations Award and the Travel Award recipients will also be honored.

F.01: Basic Writing, Rhetorical Education, and Civic Engagement
Location: Riviera Hotel, Skybox 201, Second Floor
Time: Friday, 3/15 from 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Chair: Emily Walters University of Dayton

Speakers:

Jonathan Bush, Western Michigan University – Connecting to Community: Place-Based Pedagogy and the Developmental Writing Classroom

Bridget Ann Fahey, St. Ambrose University – The Role of Rhetoric in Basic Writing

Derek Handley, Community College of Allegheny County – Basic Writing and Conversations within the Community

F.25: Occupying the Language of Remediation: From CSUSB to Deborah Brandt to The Hunger Games
Location: Riviera Hotel, Grande Ballroom H, First Floor
Time: Friday, 3/15 from 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Chair: Esther Gutierrez, California State University, San Bernardino

Speakers:

Francesca Astiazaran, California State University, San Bernardino
Sonia Castaneda, California State University, San Bernardino
Robert Diaz, California State University, San Bernardino
Brisa Galindo, California State University, San Bernardino
Gina Hanson, California State University, San Bernardino
Carol Haviland, California State University, San Bernardino
Sara Scotten, California State University, San Bernardino
Arturo Tejada, Jr., California State University, San Bernardino
DeShonna Wallace, California State University, San Bernardino

F.28: The Work of Scholarship: Hermeneutics in Public and Institutional Arguments on Basic Writing
Location: Riviera, Grand Ballroom B
Time: Friday, 3/15 from 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Public and institutional discourses on Basic Writing and basic writers often center on policy initiatives addressing economics, efficiency, standardization, and testing. A cursory glance at the scholarship of BW reveals vastly different foci within the field. This session will explore that scholarship by revealing four different avenues of interpretation within BW that researchers might use to rewrite the ways public and institutional policy affect the practice of the BW classroom.

Chair: Hannah Ashley, West Chester University

Speakers:

Karen Uehling, Boise State University, ID – Assessment, Placement, and Access: Framing Arguments from Local and National Histories

William Lalicker, West Chester University – Agency through Assessment: Developing a Basic Writing Program Strength Quotient

Michael Hill, Henry Ford Community College – The Work of Philosophical Argument in an Age of Mechanical Assessment

Abby Nance, Gardner-Webb University – A Tale of Two Classrooms: Practicing Trauma-Sensitive Placement

G.01: The Accelerated Learning Program: Deepening the Teaching of Writing to Basic Writers
Location: Riviera Hotel, Skybox 202, Second Floor
Time: Friday, 3/15 from 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

The Accelerated Learning Program at the Community College of Baltimore County as taken the national spotlight as a model in acceleration for basic writers. In the ALP, students who have placed into a non-credit bearing basic writing course are mainstreamed into a credit-bearing English composition course with twelve other composition students. ALP students are therefore concurrently enrolled in two English courses that meet consecutively and are taught by the same faculty member. After attending the English composition course, ALP students proceed as a cohort to another classroom where the basic writing section is taught in a workshop format that supports the students’ work in English 101. The presentation will also describe the program at Georgia Gwinnett College, how ALP is tailored to fit their needs and results after 1 year.

Chair: Linda De La Ysla, Community College of Baltimore County

Speakers:

Linda De La Ysla, Community College of Baltimore County – ALP at CCBC

Christine W. Heilman, Georgia Gwinnett College – ALP at GGC

H.01: Perspectives on the History and Future of Basic Writing
Location: Riviera Hotel, Grande Ballroom A, First Floor
Time: Friday, 3/15 from 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

This panel will offer perspectives on the history and possible futures of basic writing from scholars whose work has focused on this field’s social, material, and institutional histories. At this important juncture in our educational history—when access is threatened by economic conditions as well as misinformed perceptions of who and what basic writing is, and can be—this panel aims to provide a long view of the important moments in basic writing’s history, particularly those that portend for its future.

Chair: Kelly Ritter, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Speakers:

Andrea Abernathy Lunsford, Stanford University – What’s in a Name: The Development of Basic Writing

George Otte, The City University of New York – Anything But Basic

Mary Soliday, San Francisco State University – Where We Were Is Where We Could Be

H.08: Digital Media and Basic Writing: Enhancing the Work of Composition
Location: Riviera Hotel, Top of the Riviera North, Monaco Tower, 24th Floor
Time: Friday, March 15 from 11:00 AM -12:15 PM

These speakers will argue that if we are to truly reinvigorate our commitment to assist all writers, we must teach our basic writers not only how to write, but also how to do school. One means by which we can accomplish this work is through a digital pedagogy which teaches students the tools they will employ in their classes and their lives outside the classroom. Digital media applications can help students learn to be more attentive to the rhetorical situations of composing, gain authority over their own writing, better understand the role of genre conventions, and transition from basic writing to first-year writing.

Chair: Sara Webb-Sunderhaus, Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW)

Speakers:
Nancy Pine, Columbus State Community College – “But I’m Just Not Good With Technology”: From Resistance to Empowerment in Basic Writing Courses

Catherine Braun, The Ohio State University at Marion – Encouraging Inquiry/Challenging Formalism: Remix Assignments in a Basic Writing Class

Sara Webb-Sunderhaus, Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW) – “A Narrative Can Be Explored in More Ways than One”: Digital Media and the Transition From Basic to First-Year Writing

H.16: Toward Consensus: Basic Writing Pedagogy in Community Colleges, from Faculty Development to Active Learning
Location: Riviera Hotel, Capri 109, First Floor
Time: Friday, 3/15 from 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Are there any core pedagogical principles upon which teachers of basic writing in community colleges can agree? Drawing from recent research in basic writing instruction and our work as teacher-scholars, we suggest that principles based upon general consensus in the field and the experiences of classroom teachers can ground the practice of basic writing.

Speakers:

Jamey Gallagher, Community College of Baltimore County – Faculty Development as Consensus Building

Peter Adams, Community College of Baltimore County – Thinking Our Way Toward a Pedagogy for Basic Writing

Michelle Zollars, Patrick Henry Community College – Transforming Colleges and Classrooms through Active Cooperative Learning

H.18: Politics, Basic Writing, and the CSU System
Location: Riviera Hotel, Capri 111, First Floor
Time: Friday, 3/15 from 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Chair: KC Culver University of Miami

Speakers:

Mathew Gomes, Michigan State University – Foreign Investments: International Student Recruitment and the Modern Utility of Remediation in the CSU System

Brenda Helmbrecht, California Polytechnic State University – Still on the Front Lines: The Battle to Protect Students from a ‘Remedial’ Debate

Dan Melzer, CSU Sacramento – Ending Remediation: A Critical Discourse Analysis

I.07: Reacting, Rallying, Re-imagining: Full-Fledged University Students, Basic Writers No More
Location: Riviera Hotel, Capri 103, First Floor
Time: Friday ,3/15 from 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Chair: Don Kraemer, California State Polytechnic University

Speakers:
John Edlund, California State Polytechnic University, Ponoma – Reacting, Rallying, Re-imagining: On Stretching a First-Year Composition Program

Kristy Hodson, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona – Reacting, Rallying, Re-imagining: On Teaching a Stretched First-Year Composition Course

Leonard Vandegrift, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona – Reacting, Rallying, Re-imagining: On Supporting a Stretched First-Year Composition Program

J.04: Legitimizing Basic Writers: A Public Conversation
Location: Riviera Hotel, Capri 105, First Floor
Time: Friday, 3/15 from 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Chair: Carolyn Ostrander Syracuse University

Speakers: Deborah Marrott, Utah Valley University – (More) Public Conversations about Writing and Literacy: Renewing the Call for Student-Present Research in Basic Writing

Dawn Terrick, Missouri Western State University – From Private to Public, from Marginal to Mainstream: Legitimizing the Work of the Basic Writing Student

J. 16: Trends in Accelerated Learning Programs
Location: Riviera Hotel, Royale Pavilion 4, First Floor
Time: Friday, 3/15 from 2:00 PM-3:15 PM

Chair: Robert Miller, The Community College of Baltimore County

Speakers:
Robert Miller, The Community College of Baltimore County – The Creation of the Website and the Process of Gathering Information

Cheryl Scott, The Community College of Baltimore County – A General Overview of the Accelerated Learning Program at CCBC and Nationally

Monica Walker, The Community College of Baltimore County – An Analysis of the Results Gathered from the Collected Data

J. 34: Troubling Placement in Basic Writing
Location: Riviera Hotel, Royale Pavilion 5, First Floor
Time: Friday, 3/15 from 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Chair: Sarah Kirk, University of Alaska Anchorage

Speakers:

Sarah Kirk, University of Alaska Anchorage – Tracking Student Success: Evaluating a Local Writing Sample as an Additional Placement Tool for Basic Writing Students

Ashley Ludewig, University of Louisville – (Re)Investigating Writing Apprehension as a Placement Tool: A Qualitative Exploration of Writing Apprehension with First-Year, At-Risk Writers

Sean Molloy, Hunter College, CUNY – ‘Caught in the Net of Numbers’: How Mina Shaughnessy Validated High-Stakes Writing Course Exit Tests

Keith Rhodes, Grand Valley State University – Own Your Own Placement: Self-Efficacy and the Public Face of Directed Self-Placement

J.37: Fostering Reading Identity for Students in the Developmental Writing Classroom
Location: Riviera Hotel, Skybox 202, Second Floor
Time: Friday, 3/15 from 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Description for my presentation: This presentation will discuss the results of classroom experiments designed to help basic writing students become more proficient readers and writers of difficult texts through guided experiences with metacognition and revision as they engage in the reading process—reading their own writing and the writing of others.

Speakers:

Cheryl Hogue Smith, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY – Basic Writers as Basic Readers: Addressing Obstacles to Academic Literacy

Meghan Sweeney, University of Nevada, Reno – Fostering Reading Identity for Students in the Developmental Writing Classroom

Maureen McBride, University of Nevada, Reno – Fostering Reading Identity for Students in the Developmental Writing Classroom

K.28: Navigating the Academic Lingo: Language and Difference in Basic Writing
Location: Riviera Hotel, Skybox 209, Second Floor
Time: Friday, 3/15 from 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Chair: Deborah Teague Florida State University

Speakers:

Mwangi Chege, University of Cincinnati–Blue Ash – Navigating the Terrain of Academic Discourse as an African American Basic Writer: Teachers as Co-Laborers by Adapting a Dialogic and Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Pedagogy Approach
Dhruba Neupane, University of Waterloo – Mainstreaming Basic Writing Today: Possibilities and Challenges

Meredith Singleton, University of Cincinnati – Exploring the Vernacular Literacy of Community College Students

Sarah Stanley, UAF – Tejada’s Whisper: Micro, Meso, and Macro Levels of a Parenthetical Limit Situation

L.31: Grading and Assessing Basic Writers
Location: Riviera Hotel, Skybox 210, Second Floor
Time: Saturday, 3/16 from 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Speakers:

Kerry Lane, Joliet Junior College – Collect $521 and Pass

Wendy Swyt, Highline Community College – Transparency and Grading Contracts: The Work of College Readiness

Chris Vassett, Mesa Community College – A Public Implementation of the Writing Program Administrator’s Outcomes Statement in a Developmental Writing Course

M Session Digital Pedagogy Posters
Location: Top of Riveria–South
Time: Saturday, 3/16 from 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Speakers:

Amy Edwards Patterson, Moraine Park Technical College – Encouraging Digital Dexterity in Basic Writers

Lynn Reid, Farleigh Dickinson University – Encouraging Digital Dexterity in Basic Writers

Nicole Hancock, Southwestern Illinois University – Encouraging Digital Dexterity in Basic Writers

We will share two assignments designed to increase digital dexterity in basic writers—an online journal, meant to familiarize students with electronic ways of thinking, and digital literacy narratives to enhance rhetorical thinking. The team, representing a technical college, a community college, and a private university, will share interviews and student projects.

M.15: Class Confidence: Basic Writing, Early Start, and the Future of Remediation at Public Universities
Location: Riviera Hotel, Royale Pavilion 8, First Floor
Time: Saturday, 3/16 from 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Chair: Tom Wilcox, California State University, Fullerton

Speakers:

Sheryl Fontaine, California State University, Fullerton – Learning the Etiquette of Academic Culture

Elizabeth Saur, California State University, Fullerton – Enforced Remediation and Reinforced Fears

Patrick Vallee, California State University, Fullerton – Say What? Understanding and Using Professor Feedback

Steve Westbrook, California State University, Fullerton – Remediation or Class Discrimination

M.19: Going Public through Partnership: Basic Writing as a Nexus for Transfer, Advocacy, and Activism
Location: Riviera Hotel, Capri 115, First Floor
Time: Saturday, 3/16 from 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Heeding calls from student affairs scholars for academic and student affairs to work together, the speakers will describe their efforts to establish support networks for marginalized students in basic writing courses and to share responsibilities for student success with invested institutional partners. By focusing on student writing as a point of connection, basic writing teachers and administrators can draw on such partnerships on campus and beyond, as sources of support and as sites for students to invest in their writing.

Chair: Nicole MacLaughlin University of Notre Dame

Speakers:

Nicole MacLaughlin, University of Notre Dame – Reaching towards the Whole Student: Collaboration as an Essential Element of an Accelerated Approach to Basic Writing

Ann McNair, University of Southern Mississippi – Operation Advocacy: Partnerships for Fostering Student-Veterans’ Success and Activism in Writing

Paula Patch, Elon University – Better Together: Opportunities for Including Athletic Academic Advisors as Partners in the Teaching and Learning of Writing

M.20: Radical Reform: Changing Basic Writing through Basic Writing Teachers
Location: Riviera Hotel, Skybox 206, Second Floor
Time: Saturday, 3/16 from 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Speakers:

Shiloh Peters, Missouri State University – Teaching Writing IS a Second Language: How Second Language Acquisition Theory May Mitigate Instructor Bias

Jerry Stinnett, University of Oklahoma – Finding a New Flagpole: Print Literacy, Teaching Practices, and the Instructional Counterpublics of Basic Writing

 

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