The Writing Program will host a workshop on “Creating an Inclusive and Participatory Classroom” workshop from 1:00-2:30pm on Monday, October 5, in Lowenstein 912 at Fordham's Lincoln Center campus. Rose Hill faculty may join via video conference, available at the Rose Hill Writing Center (Walsh 121).
Designed to provide Fordham adjunct instructors with practical resources for strengthening their classroom teaching, this workshop will feature the following presentations and workshops:
“Writing (and Grading) for the Ear,” Dr. Stuart Sherman, Professor of English
Prose that is clear to the ear will be even clearer to the eye. Professor Sherman’s writing classes center on a kind of ear-training, in which he hones his students’ ears for clarity in their prose and in others.’ In his talk, Professor Sherman will touch on a few tricks for doing the training.
“Anger, Fear, Intolerance: Approaching Difficult Topics in the Writing Classroom,” Alexis Quinlan, Adjunct Professor of English
Using a section of Malcolm X’s controversial text, “Homemade Education,” Professor Quinlan will explore the practical challenges of accepting Fr. McShane’s call to discuss racism in the classroom. She will then lead an exercise centered on ethics and rhetoric.
“Inquiry Pedagogy: Cultivating Student Questions Across the Disciplines,” Kate C. Wilson, Adjunct Professor of English and Anthropology
This session experiments with exercises to heighten students’ awareness of questions: identifying their own “organic” curiosities (what they wonder spontaneously or even outside school); recognizing how academic questions differ across (and help to define) distinct disciplines; and starting to “translate” personal questions into scholarly inquiry.
This event is organized by Micah Ling, Will Fenton, Anna Beskin, Dr. Jane Van Slembrouck, and Dr. Moshe Gold. While the workshop is designed to serve adjunct faculty, all faculty are encouraged to attend.