Announcing the 7th Annual Knights Write Showcase!

From Scott Launier— Our 7th annual Knights Write Showcase, celebrating the best and most interesting writing that comes out of first-year composition, will be held February 1.  The showcase will again allow students to participate in both panel and poster presentations to share their work, culminating in the awarding of the John C. Hitt Prize,…

Learning to Teach Online: My IDL Experience

From Lissa Pompos Mansfield— This summer, I had the opportunity to participate in the Center for Distributed Learning’s IDL 6543 course, which prepares faculty for online and mixed-mode teaching through a combination of readings, discussions, assignments, seminars, and consultations. I found the entire IDL 6543 experience valuable not only because it provided me with resources…

Global Update

From Nichole Stack— Global UCF’s Global Achievement Academy (GAA) has undergone some significant changes this year: a shiny new building, an additional program pathway, a growing summer cohort (we had 8 sections!), and more of a WAW-focus in GAA writing courses. Read on for details! International Hub The $16 million structure, located on the northeast…

A Word on Student Success: Reinforcing the Joy of Teaching

From Stuart Dees— Arguably one of the most rewarding aspects of teaching is when an educator sees their students succeed.  At this intersection, it is not only the student who has succeeded but the educator as well.  Of course, this event may not always take place in academia—student successes may appear at any given or…

News from the University Writing Center: Online Tutoring at the UWC

From Mary Tripp—   As students continue to enroll in online and mediated classes—and they do, according to the 2015 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group—it makes sense, as writing tutors, to reach them where they live. Literally. In addition to face-to-face consultations, the University Writing Center (UWC) offers synchronous online…