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Faculty members present at national conference

May 2, 2014, in Latest News

David Elder

Three Morningside College faculty members from the writing and rhetoric department recently presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Indianapolis, Ind.

Jeremy Schnieder

The title of their session was “Resistance In, Around, and About Teaching Writing.” David Elder gave a presentation titled “Resisting the Divide: Where High School and College Writing Meet”; Jeremy Schnieder gave a presentation titled “You Can’t Tell Me How to Write - Reconceptionalizing Student Resistance”; and Leslie Werden gave a presentation titled “Creative Visions for Overcoming Resistance in Faculty Development.”

Leslie Werden

In addition, Schnieder and Werden co-presented a workshop about writing studies programs seeking independence at various institutions and what implications that may bring. Werden and Barry Maid of Arizona State University also led a face-to-face discussion about sustaining independent writing programs.

The Morningside College Department of Writing and Rhetoric is in charge of two required courses for freshmen (First Year Seminar and Composition and Communication), the Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum. Werden, Elder and Schnieder each direct one of the concentrations.  

College faculty members from around the world attend the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication.

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