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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

LITE Grants Lightning Research Talks (CTE783)

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 12:00-1:00 pm

Location: EV1 241

Facilitators: Crystal Tse, Rocky Penate, Cynthia Tremblay (French Studies), Clare Bermingham, Nadine Fladd, and Nicole Westlund Stewart (Writing and Communication Centre)

Workshop description

Learn about innovative ways instructors are supporting writing and student learning in two presentations from Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) grant recipients. Researchers from the Writing and Communications Centre and French Studies will share findings and insights from their projects. Since 2012, 81 LITE grant projects have been awarded to instructors and staff investigating innovative approaches to enhancing teaching and fostering deep student learning at the University of Waterloo. Please see the CTE website for more information about the LITE grants. A light lunch with be provided to participants.

Enhancing Student Self-Assessment through a Dedicated Writing Centre. Rocky Penate, Cynthia Tremblay (French Studies)

Our project sought to better understand the effects on student learning of writing support offered to undergraduate students by graduate students. Indeed, the Centre d’aide à la rédaction (i.e. French Writing Centre) is structured so as to harness the advantages of collaborative learning. Ultimately, the centre aims to complement the services made available at the university’s Writing and communication centre by providing support geared specifically to the needs of French students, en français. 

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Dissertation Boot Camp Delivery Models. Clare Bermingham, Nadine Fladd, and Nicole Westlund Stewart (Writing and Communication Centre)

This talk introduces participants to the dissertation boot camp model and the various components that successfully equip students with strategies for dissertation writing. It will review how students responded when we piloted two new delivery methods, moving from an in-person intensive program to an online model and an extended support model. We will share some of the transferable outcomes that can be used to provide effective support for doctoral dissertation writers.



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EV1 - Environment 1
Room 241
200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1