2019 Conference Program

Friday, January 11, 2019 | All Events at Homewood Suites
2:00 – 4:30
Registration Opens at Homewood Suites
3:00 – 3:15
Welcoming Remarks in Homewood Suites Lodge Room
3:15 – 4:30
Jill Gladstein, Swarthmore College on the National Census of Writing
4:30 – 5:00
Table Discussions about the National Census of Writing
5:15 – 6:15
Reception and Open Bar
6:30 – 8:00


Saturday, January 12 | All Events at Davidson College 
Shuttle Bus from Homewood Suites to Davidson College
9:00 – 9:15
Welcome to Davidson; Wendy Raymond, VPAA/Dean of the Faculty
9:15 – 10:15
Jack Hardy, Oxford College of Emory University on corpus study of academic discourse
10:30 -11:30
Concurrent Session A: Qualitative Data
“Writing-Enriched Curriculum Projects as Multimethodological Research Practices in SLAC Contexts”
Presenters: Stacey Sheriff, Colby College; Crystal Foley, Moravian College; Chris Hassay, Moravian College   
“Bridging the Gap: Designing Intensive Writing Courses for Multilingual Students”
Presenter: Ghada Gerwash, Colby College
Moderator: Megan O’Neill, Stetson University
Concurrent Session B: Multilingual Students
“Creating, Sustaining, and Leveraging Multilingual Writing Support”
Presenters: Lynn M. Ishikawa, DePauw University; Carla Reyes, College of Wooster; D. Alexis Hart, Allegheny College
“Writing Assessment and Big Data”: Too Big to Fail?”
Presenters: Bridget Draxler, St. Olaf College; Diane LeBlanc, St. Olaf College
Moderator: Crystal Benedicks, Wabash College
11:30 – 11:45


11:45 – 12:45
Concurrent Session C: Student Capabilities
“Using the AAC&U Value Rubrics to Establish a Baseline for Student Writing at DePauw University”
Presenter: Rebecca Schindler, De Pauw University
“English + Economics = Data Literacy”
Presenter: Michael Theune, Wesleyan University
“Quality, not Quantity: The Ability and Purpose of Writing Assessment”
Presenter:  Margaret Oakes, Furman University
Moderator: Diane LeBlanc, St. Olaf Collge


Concurrent Session D: Inclusivity
“The Role of the Writing Classroom in Promoting Inclusivity: Student Perspectives”
Presenter: Shawna Shapiro, Middleburg College
“Small-scale Data + Large-scale Perceptions: An Exploration of a Required Writing Center Initiative at a SLAC”
Presenter: Scott Whiddon, Transylvania University
Moderator: Alba Newmann Holmes, Swarthmore College


12:45 – 2:00
Lunch and Tour of the Writing Center
2:15 – 2:45
Business Meeting


3:00 – 4:30
Speed Shares (A SLAC-WPA Tradition]
“Promoting Writing Across the Curriculum through a Center for Teaching and Learning” Mike Garcia, Luther College
“Using Data to Make Better Arguments: Faculty Development toward Quantitative Pedagogy in Writing Courses” Carol Rutz, Carleton College
“Taking a Cautious Approach with Small Data Sets” Wendy Menefee-Libey, Harvey Mudd College

“What We Did on Our Summer Vacation: The FTS Think Tank” Rebecca Fremo and Eric Vrooman, Gustavus Adolphus College


4:30 – 5:00
Closing Remarks
Shuttle Bus to Homewood Suites