Inaugural Conference of the Association of Rhetoric & Writing Studies

October 13-14, 2016 | El Paso, Texas

 

 

Conference Program

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 (“A” Sessions)

8:00 – 9:00am

PLENARY SPEAKER (Brahma Room)

  • Barry Maid, Arizona State University, “A Major Decision: How Your Writing Major Can Help Faculty As Well As Students”

9:15 - 10:30am

PANEL. Technology & Rhetoric & Writing Studies Programs (Angus Room)

  • Nikki Agee, University of Texas at El Paso, “3D Computer-Generated Imaging (CGI) in Undergraduate Rhetoric and Writing Studies Classrooms”

  • Isela Maier, University of Texas at El Paso, “Bridging the Gap between First-Year Composition Instructors and Technology”

  • Barbara Green and Teresa Kelly, Kaplan University, “You Can’t Say THAT on Facebook: Developing Students' Skills in Digital Rhetoric”

PANEL. Reflecting, Projecting, and Breaking Ground: A Documentary Investigation of a Potential RWS Program as Partnership Hub (Charolais Room)

  • Colin Charlton, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

  • Jonikka Charlton, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

  • Randall Monty, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

10:45am – 12n

ROUNDTABLE. So Your Writing Studies Degree Proposal Has Been Approved: Post-Celebration Challenges (Angus Room)

  • Chris Andrews, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

  • Glenn Blalock, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

  • Robin Carstensen, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

  • Chuck Etheridge, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

  • Susan Garza, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

  • Yndalecio Hinojosa, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

  • Frances Johnson, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

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

  • Catherine Quick, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

PANEL. Expanding RWS: Beyond the Program, Beyond the Major, Beyond the First Year (Charolais Room)

  • Barbara Green and Teresa Kelly, Kaplan University, “Expanding Beyond Mastery of Composition: The Case for Transdisciplinary Educators”

  • Owen Williamson, University of Texas at El Paso, “The Progymnasmata: A Classic Introduction to Rhetoric in the Contemporary First-Year RWS Classroom”

  • Kelly A. Whitney, New Mexico State University, “Asking Questions, Constructing Methods: Rhetorical Criticism for Non/Rhetoric Majors”

  • Lisa Suter, Metropolitan State University of Denver, “Fish Where the Fish Are Biting: And Other Recruiting Tactics for Robust Enrollment in Rhetoric and Writing Programs”

12n – 1:00pm

LUNCH BREAK. Please enjoy lunch on your own at the hotel or a restaurant nearby.

1:15 – 2:30pm

PANEL. Locating, Naming, Defining, and Counting the Major in Rhetoric and Writing (Angus Room)

  • Barry Maid, Arizona State University, “Location, Location, Location: Writing and Rhetoric Majors in Independent Programs”

  • Sandra Jamieson, Drew University, “What’s in a Name? The Challenge of Identifying and Counting Writing and Rhetoric Majors”

  • Stuart Blythe, Michigan State University, “Describing the Aims of Writing Majors in Relation to the Aims of Contemporary Higher Education”

PANEL. Mad Men in Academia: Navigating the Corporatization of the University (Charolais Room)

  • Yvonne Teems, Hofstra University

  • Kristopher Lotier, Hofstra University

2:45 – 4:00pm

PANEL. Undergraduate Programs: Optimism and Realities (Angus Room)

  • “Defining Undergraduate Programs: Snapshot of a Rhetoric and Professional Writing Curriculum”

    • Laura Wilson, University of Cincinnati

    • Teresa Cook, University of Cincinnati

  • “The New Major: What to Do after the Honeymoon Is Over”

    • Mike Zerbe, York College of Pennsylvania

PANEL. Almost a Decade: Revisiting Multimodality in an RWS Undergraduate Program (Charolais Room)

  • Theresa Donovan, University of Texas at El Paso, “Instructor Training: Composition Pedagogy or Why I Don’t Teach Technology”

  • Paul LaPrade, University of Texas at El Paso, “Teaching the E-Portfolio: Challenges and Changes”

  • Randi Bossie, University of Texas at El Paso, “Implementing a Visual Argument Project in FYW”  

  • Teresa Quezada, University of Texas at El Paso, “Multimodality in Upper-Division: Technical Writing”

4:15 – 5:30pm

ROUNDTABLE. Adding Value: A Strategy for Sustaining the Writing and Rhetoric Major in the Evolving Space of Higher Ed (Angus Room)

  • Peter Vandenberg, DePaul University

  • Margaret Poncin, DePaul University

  • Emily Power, DePaul University

  • Allie Gourley, DePaul University

  • Antonio Ceraso, DePaul University

PANEL. Engaging Students in Undergraduate Research: A Multifaceted Approach (Charolais Room)

  • Gail Pizzola, University of Texas at San Antonio

  • Donovan Fogt, University of Texas at San Antonio

  • Tammy Wyatt, University of Texas at San Antonio

5:30 ’til

DINNER. Please enjoy dinner on your own at the hotel or a local restaurant.

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Friday, October 14, 2016 (“B” Sessions)

8:00 – 9:00am

FEATURED SPEAKER.

  • Brian McNely, University of Kentucky, “If You Build it, Will They Come? A Primer on Recruiting and Development for Independent Writing Departments” (Angus Room)

ROUNDTABLE. Five Equities for Writing Studies: Exploring Options for Enhancing Our Discipline (Charolais Room)

  • William B. Lalicker, West Chester University

  • Kuhio Walters, West Chester University

9:15 - 10:30am

PANEL. First Year Writing as Spiritual Transformation: The Building of Writing and Critical Inquiry at the University at Albany (Angus Room)

  • Llana Carroll, University at Albany, State University of New York

  • Bethany Aery Clerico, University at Albany, State University of New York

  • Allison V. Craig, University at Albany, State University of New York

ROUNDTABLE. Surviving and Thriving Through Academic Program Review in the Undergraduate Writing Major (Charolais Room)

  • Amy Clements, St. Edward’s University

  • Drew M. Loewe, St. Edward’s University

  • Moriah McCracken, St. Edward’s University

  • Mary Rist, St. Edward’s University

  • Lynn Rudloff, St. Edward’s University

  • Donald Unger, St. Edward’s University

10:45am – 12n

ROUNDTABLE. Cultivating Public Subjects: Grist from Four Institutions’ Case Studies (Angus Room)

  • Kevin Brooks and Matthew Warner, North Dakota State University, “Rhetoric and Writing at Work in an English Studies Curriculum”

  • Elizabeth Kimball, Drew University, “The Phronesis of Waiting: Cultivating New Purposes and Goals for a Traditional English Department”

  • Elenore Long, Arizona State University, “’Dream it. Do it’: Cultivating Critical Rhetorical Subjects”

  • Jennifer Clifton, University of Texas at El Paso, “Deliberation as “Delicate Business”: Suspending Closure to Scaffold Strategic Inquiry in a Rhetoric Course on Argument and Legal Reasoning”

 

PANEL. Living Histories of a Writing Arts Major: Curricular Transformations (Charolais Room)

  • Drew Kopp, Rowan University

  • Michael Fotos, Rowan University

  • Jeffrey Maxson, Rowan University

12n – 1:00pm

ASSOCIATION of Rhetoric & Writing Studies (ARWS) Business Meeting (Angus Room)

  • Please join your colleagues in the Angus Room for a brief but important ARWS business meeting that will shape the future form and professional activities of the Association.This meeting is BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch). Due to the very short duration of the meeting, please purchase or prepare a lunch before 12noon so that the meeting can begin at 12noon exactly.

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LUNCH BREAK. Please enjoy lunch on your own at the hotel or a restaurant nearby.

 

1:15 – 2:15pm

FEATURED SPEAKER.

  • Lisa Meloncon, University of Cincinnati, “Majors, Majors, Everywhere Nor Any Discipline to Think” (Angus Room)

PANEL. Articulating a Professional Writing Identity: The Role of an Exit Portfolio and Dinner in Student Development and Program Assessment (Charolais Room)

  • Rebecca Pope-Ruark, Elon University

  • Li Li, Elon University

2:30pm ’til

MESILLA, NEW MEXICO BUS TRIP. The Mesilla, New Mexico Bus Trip is optional but included in the price of registration. No extra fee is required. For more information about Mesilla, New Mexico, visit the Mesilla Bus Trip page on the conference website.

  • Board: 2:30pm

  • Depart (promptly): 2:45pm

  • Return: TBA

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FREE AFTERNOON & DINNER. Please enjoy a free afternoon in El Paso and dinner on your own at the hotel or a local restaurant.

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