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Workshops & discussions

image of workshop The Teaching with Writing series provides support for and creates community among University instructors who use writing in their teaching. These workshops and panel discussions are free. Space for all events can be limited. Please register in advance for sessions you plan to attend.

Register here for fall 2018 Teaching With Writing events.

Contact Heidi in the Center for Writing with questions.
(612) 625-0791 or


We offer four types of events related to writing and writing instruction: 

Workshops are interactive sessions in which participants develop instructional practices and/or materials appropriate to their specific teaching contexts;

Panels are lunchtime discussions in which faculty members from diverse disciplines present specific and innovative writing instruction practices they've developed; and

Engaging Controversies discussions are venues for discussing controversial issues related to teaching with writing focused on teasing out tangled and difficult teaching issues rather than providing strategies and solutions. Engaging Controversies registrants will read one or two short articles in advance. This fall, special emphasis is placed on threshold concepts; and

Book Circles are monthly discussions of important, innovative research and teaching with writing. Circle participants will determine dates and times for discussions and will likely meet over the lunch hour. The book for this fall is Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Charts to Enlighten, by Stephen Few.