Session 1: ‘Coming Over’: Considerations for Accessibility in the Writing Classroom and Writing Center
Dr. Sue Carter Wood, Rhetoric & Writing Studies Doctoral Program, Bowling Green State University
Michelle Tram Nguyen, Rhetoric & Writing Studies Doctoral Program, Bowling Green State University
Timothy J. “TJ” Pyatt, Rhetoric & Writing Studies Doctoral Program, Bowling Green State University
Britton Seese, Literary & Textual Studies MA Program, Bowling Green State University
Haley Stammen, Rhetoric & Writing Studies Doctoral Program, Bowling Green State University, Quaker Writing Center Director & Student Resource Manager, English Instructor, Wilmington College
Olivia Zolciak, Rhetoric & Writing Studies Doctoral Program, Bowling Green State University, Writing Center Coordinator, The University of Toledo
Time: 10:35 – 11:50 am
Presentation Materials: https://bit.ly/3FtpSMX
Abstract: This round table discussion urges participants to reconsider how they approach disability and accessibility in the writing classroom and writing center. Round table leaders invite participants to engage in discussion about ways to embrace disability, difference, and nonnormative pedagogical practices to meet the needs of all writers in these spaces.
Session 2: Back in the Classroom: Online Methods, Accessible Content, and the Acclimation of Students
Session Moderator: Charity Givens
Time: 1:45PM – 3:15PM
Adaptable Intelligence in Shifting Bodily Values and Writing Spaces: Refashioning Online Methods into Our Return to Face-to-face Instruction
Author: Charity Anderson, Rhetoric & Writing Studies Doctoral Program, Bowling Green State University
Abstract: Many lessons were learned during the abrupt transitions to online learning, and this presentation offers practical advice for instructors during the transition back to face-to-face learning. We will examine which methods and strategies transplant well from online spaces, and which ones alleviate the tension between writing spaces and bodily values.
Flexibility Opening the Doors for Accessibility: Encouraging the Creation of Accessible Content in the Classroom
Author: Alexandra Chakov, Masters of Arts in Rhetoric & Writing, The University of Findlay
Abstract: Through a group assignment that pays particular attention to audience, students compose accessible presentations and an accompanying take away document. The flexibility allowed in creating this project along with the emphasized importance of audience awareness encourages students to consider accessibility in practice when sharing and creating content.
Acclimating First-Year Students to College Learning in Second-Level Writing Courses
Author: Adam Pittman, Masters of Arts in Rhetoric & Writing, The University of Findlay
Abstract: To adapt to the changing landscape of first-year college students transferring in first-year composition credits, this presentation covers ways second-level writing courses can change to provide an entryway for first-year students not acclimated with college learning, while continuing to provide the same second-level writing course benefits for upperclassmen students.
Dinner Session: Colleague Cool Down
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Zoom Link: Colleague Cool Down
Moderator: Sherrel McLafferty
This is a space that invites all presenters, participants, moderators, and audiences to come together in a more informal session. Though there will be a loose structure to help fill time, the goal of this session is to build community and allow for colleagues to communicate outside the usual Q&A format. The 90 minutes will be divided into three parts to help spark conversation:
- An ice-breaker to introduce everyone
- Debriefing and reflecting on the sessions we observed
- An opportunity to brainstorm toward the essay contest.
Of course, these three parts can bleed into one another or be abandoned if that is where the conversation leads us. At the end of the day the goal is to talk to one another. Feel free to bring your dinner!