Presentations Workshops & Consultations || University Writing

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May. 20, 2024
10:00 AM

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Miller Writing Center Opens for Summer Semester

The Miller Writing Center is open for summer semester from May 20 to July 29. We will be open on Sunday (asynchronous and Zoom only) from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Monday - Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We are closed May 27 for Memorial Day, June 19 for Juneteenth, and July 4 for Independence Day. Auburn students, faculty, and staff can get free, one-on-one feedback from a Miller Writing Center peer consultant on any kind of writing at any point in the process. Make up to three in-person, online, or asynchronous appointments per week through Advise Assist. 

Learn more about the Miller Writing Center.

May. 28, 2024
12:00 PM

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Writing Across the Curriculum Academy

In this four-session Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Academy, departmental teams will create a plan to enrich students’ critical thinking through effective writing. Some plans might be small (e.g., adjustments to already existing assignments to account for artificial intelligence); some might require moderate time (e.g., integrating peer and self-assessments into team-based projects); and some might be substantial (e.g., creating a new a capstone course that includes a professional ePortfolio). Teams will determine the scope of the plan, and they will have support from University Writing during implementation.

Please read the complete call for participants, including information for registration, which closes on Friday, May 17.

May. 31, 2024
11:59 PM

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Faculty, Staff, and Postdoc Writing Groups Registration Deadline

A writing group can help you progress on writing projects, maintain a healthy writing routine, and get feedback on your writing from your colleagues. Faculty, staff, and postdoc writing groups meet in person or virtually throughout the semester. Please plan to devote about one hour of your time each week to this program—although groups are free to determine their own time commitments. Once writing groups are assigned, group members will collaboratively determine how to use their time across the semester.  

Please complete the Writing Groups registration form by May 31. You can specify whether you have already formed a writing group that you’d like to continue with the support of University Writing, or whether you would like to be matched with other writers across the university. 

May. 31, 2024
11:59 PM

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Graduate Writing Groups Registration Deadline

A semester-long writing group can help you maintain a healthy writing routine and progress on your current writing projects, such as your dissertation, thesis, course project, conference presentation, piece for publication, report, or ePortfolio. Participants will regularly check in with their group members to discuss their writing goals, reflect on their writing progress and challenges, give feedback, and encourage each other.   

Please complete the Graduate Writing Groups registration form by May 31. You can specify whether you have already formed a writing group that you’d like to continue with the support of University Writing, or whether you would like to be matched with other writers across the university. 

May. 31, 2024
11:59 PM

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In-Class Workshop Request Deadline

Student-facing workshops occupy an entire class period or program meeting. Led by a member of the University Writing Team, these workshops are highly interactive, usually featuring individual and small group activities. Please submit your workshop request at least 30 days prior to the date when you want the workshop to be facilitated.

Please complete the Workshop Request Form by May 31 to request a workshop.

Jun. 03, 2024
9:00 AM

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WAC Workshop: Reshaping Student Writing with Specification Grading

Facilitators: Min Zhong, Erika Kelppinger, Erik Hofmeister, & Christopher Basgier

As one of several “ungrading” strategies, specification grading (specs grading) is a powerful strategy for reshaping student writing, featuring explicit learning objectives, pass-fail grading specifications, bundled assessments, and opportunities for exam retakes and assignment resubmissions. This workshop will introduce faculty to specification grading and its application in writing assignments. The workshop will be led by expert instructors in writing pedagogy and specs grading. Participants will learn how to design effective assignment specifications, create grading rubrics, and implement specification grading in their writing-enriched courses or courses with writing assignments. The workshop will include inspiring sessions, sharing of experiences, hands-on activities, and reflections. Participants will also have the opportunity to join a working group on specs grading.

Please register through Qualtrics in advance to ensure your spot.

Jun. 04, 2024
1:00 PM

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Graduate Research and Writing Studio

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, sign up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between May 28 and July 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the University Writing Studio (RBD Library 2056). The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing. 

Please complete the Graduate Research and Writing Studio survey to register for the program.  

Jun. 05, 2024
11:00 AM

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WriteFest Session 3

Graduate students working on longer projects—such as a thesis, dissertation, ePortfolio, or piece for publication—are invited to register for WriteFest. Over four sessions, participants will explore and practice mindfulness-based habits and skills that support their wellbeing and productivity while writing. During each session, participants will also have dedicated time to write alongside peers in a supportive environment, with refreshments provided. Graduate students can register to participate either in person, in the University Writing Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056), or virtually, via Zoom, and are expected to attend all four sessions. Sessions will be held on the following dates from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.: May 22, May 29, June 5, and June 12.

Jun. 11, 2024
1:00 PM

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Graduate Research and Writing Studio

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, sign up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between May 28 and July 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the University Writing Studio (RBD Library 2056). The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing. 

Please complete the Graduate Research and Writing Studio survey to register for the program.  

Jun. 12, 2024
11:00 AM

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WriteFest Session 4

Graduate students working on longer projects—such as a thesis, dissertation, ePortfolio, or piece for publication—are invited to register for WriteFest. Over four sessions, participants will explore and practice mindfulness-based habits and skills that support their wellbeing and productivity while writing. During each session, participants will also have dedicated time to write alongside peers in a supportive environment, with refreshments provided. Graduate students can register to participate either in person, in the University Writing Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056), or virtually, via Zoom, and are expected to attend all four sessions. Sessions will be held on the following dates from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.: May 22, May 29, June 5, and June 12.

Jun. 18, 2024
10:00 AM

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Designing Accessible Documents I - CM109V

Designing Accessible Documents I: Microsoft Word, Zoom 

Chances are that you create documents for your job. But do you know how to make those documents accessible to people with visual disabilities? This workshop will introduce you to principles of accessible design, including metadata, hierarchy, font, hyperlinks, color, and alternative text within Microsoft Word.

Please register on ElevatED, which you can open via AU Access.

Jun. 18, 2024
1:00 PM

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Graduate Research and Writing Studio

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, sign up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between May 28 and July 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the University Writing Studio (RBD Library 2056). The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing. 

Please complete the Graduate Research and Writing Studio survey to register for the program.  

Jun. 19, 2024
10:00 AM

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Miller Writing Center Closed for Juneteenth

The Miller Writing Center is closed Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth. Regular hours will resume on June 20.

Learn more about the Miller Writing Center.

Jun. 23, 2024
11:59 PM

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ePortfolio Learning Community Registration Deadline

Join this Learning Community to learn how to create or refine your professional ePortfolio. Many professionals find ePortfolios, personal websites that feature samples and provide a narrative of their work, helpful in building their online presence and reflecting on their progress. This Learning Community will draw from University Writing’s nationally recognized ePortfolio curriculum to help you think through curation, design, navigation, accessibility, ethics, and the overall coherence of your message. Meetings will run weekly in July. Day, time, and location (RBD, virtual, or hybrid) will be determined by registrants’ needs. All Auburn employees are welcome.

Please complete the ePortfolio Learning Community registration form by June 23.

Jun. 25, 2024
10:00 AM

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Designing Accessible Documents II - CM110V

Designing Accessible Documents II: Adobe Acrobat and PowerPoint, Zoom 

Chances are that you create documents for your job. But do you know how to make those documents accessible to people with visual disabilities? This workshop will introduce you to principles of accessible design, including metadata, hierarchy, font, hyperlinks, color, and alternative text within Adobe Acrobat and PowerPoint. 

Please register on ElevatED, which you can open via AU Access.

Jun. 25, 2024
1:00 PM

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Graduate Research and Writing Studio

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, sign up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between May 28 and July 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the University Writing Studio (RBD Library 2056). The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing. 

Please complete the Graduate Research and Writing Studio survey to register for the program.  

Jul. 02, 2024
1:00 PM

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Graduate Research and Writing Studio

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, sign up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between May 28 and July 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the University Writing Studio (RBD Library 2056). The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing. 

Please complete the Graduate Research and Writing Studio survey to register for the program.  

Jul. 04, 2024
10:00 AM

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Miller Writing Center Closed for Independence Day

The Miller Writing Center is closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. 

Learn more about the Miller Writing Center.

Jul. 09, 2024
1:00 PM

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Graduate Research and Writing Studio

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, sign up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between May 28 and July 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the University Writing Studio (RBD Library 2056). The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing. 

Please complete the Graduate Research and Writing Studio survey to register for the program.  

Jul. 16, 2024
1:00 PM

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Graduate Research and Writing Studio

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, sign up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between May 28 and July 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the University Writing Studio (RBD Library 2056). The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing. 

Please complete the Graduate Research and Writing Studio survey to register for the program.  

Jul. 23, 2024
1:00 PM

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Graduate Research and Writing Studio

Calling all graduate writers! Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, sign up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between May 28 and July 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the University Writing Studio (RBD Library 2056). The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing. 

Please complete the Graduate Research and Writing Studio survey to register for the program.