The Canisius College Writing Center and the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) are hosting a faculty meetup focused on student writing, taking place on Monday, October 29 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Regis Room.

More than ever, college faculty are under pressure to cultivate critical reading and writing skills in students. Courses, lessons and assignments compete with a wide variety of other priorities and media. We often struggle to persuade students that these intellectual virtues are worth their time.

Come meet the director of the new Canisius College Writing Center, Professor Graham Stowe, and learn what services the Writing Center offers to your students.  Also come prepared to share your experiences with and concerns about writing assignments in your courses.  For example, when did you do or discover something that you believe fostered reading and writing skills among students?  In what ways do you feel frustrated with existing or previous writing assignments in your classes? What can you share with colleagues across campus that might help them in their classrooms and disciplines?

All faculty are welcome and COLI will supply refreshments. Together, we can do much more!

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation