2014 Maryland Conference on Academic and Professional Writing
The College of Education and the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership, are co-sponsoring the 2014 Maryland Conference on Academic and Professional Writing. Dr. Wayne Slater, associate professor in Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership is this yearís conference co-chair.
The Conference will examine critical issues in theory, research, and best practices in university academic and professional writing courses. The conference will focus on five (5) central questions about academic and professional writing:
- What are the current theoretical and technological frameworks?
- What does research tell us about the range and effectiveness of writing programs/courses?
- What do we know about current theory-based, research driven best practices?
- What are current directions in evaluating writing program effectiveness?
- What are future directions in research and best practices?
This conference will provide an opportunity to continue the University of Marylandís progressive history of attention to writing. National and international writing studies scholars will share information to guide the future education of our academic and professional writing students from all disciplines across campus.
Please visit the Conference website for more information, including registration instructions.
Featured Speakers include:
- Charles Bazerman, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Suresh Canagarajah, Pennsylvania State University
- Doug Hesse, University of Denver
- Jeanne Fahnestock, University of Maryland
- James Paul Gee, Arizona State University
- Anne Ruggles Gere, University of Michigan
- James A. Herrick, Hope College
- Paul Prior, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Teresa Redd, Howard University
- Gert Rijlaarsdam, University of Amsterdam
- Kelly Ritter, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Paul L. Sawyer, Cornell University
- Jane Stanley, University of California, Berkeley
- Necia Werner, Carnegie Mellon University
- Anne F. Wysocki, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
- Kathleen Blake Yancey, Florida State University