Dr. Brad Peters
In this daylong, interactive workshop, participants will focus on a course that they currently teach. Participants will engage in activities that help them decide what kinds of writing activities might best enhance the critical thinking they want their students to do.
** Please prepare written answers to the following questions and bring six copies to the workshop:
** Also, please bring a sample of student writing from the course you hope to enhance
Brad Peters is Professor of English and the Coordinator of the Writing Across the Curriculum program at NIU. He designed and has directed the NIU Writing Center. Dr. Peters presents yearly workshops on using writing to think critically and has trained faculty in universities across the country. He teaches advanced writing courses where students get their work ready for conferences and into print. Dr. Peters’ research focuses on effective writing strategies and pedagogies. Participants who fully attend the all-day workshop will be eligible for a $250 stipend. Workshop participants who contribute a follow-up submission of student writing to the University Writing Project and a brief report will receive an additional $250 stipend, for a total of $500 for attending the full workshop and contributing to the writing project. The stipends are made available by the Office of Assessment Services.
The workshop will start at 8:30 am with check-in and refreshments and the program will begin at 9:00 am. The schedule will include lunch from 12 to 1 pm and mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks. Tentative list of topics for the workshop include the following:
Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
Writing Across the Curriculum
This workshop is open only to NIU faculty, instructors, and teaching staff (SPS and Civil Service). Registered participants will receive workshop materials, lunch, refreshments, and a certificate of participation. Seating is limited to 25 participants and advance registration is required.
Due to the expensive nature of the workshop and the advance notice needed for arranging materials, please register by the deadline and plan to attend the entire day. After submitting the online registration, if you do not receive a response within two working days, please contact the Center at email@example.com.
After you register, if you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration by May 12, 2014 at http://j.mp/facdevprograms so that those on the waiting list may be given the opportunity to attend the institute or program costs can be reduced.
Last Updated: 07/16/2014