CDI 2011 Faculty Learning Community to Improve Student Writing

Kick-off Agenda

Tues, Jan 11 9am to Noon
8:30 Breakfast (Served all morning)
9:00 to 10:00 - Mini-tours of Writing Tools and Systems
  1. Introduction/Overview Suzanne Aurilio
  2. Cengage's Enhanced Insite Andrea Saltzman
  3. Turnitin Suite (Originality Checker, PeerMark, and Grademark) Carol Tohsaku
  4. Scaffolded Writing and Reviewing in the Discipline SWoRD Mark Laumakis
  5. Calibrated Peer Review Kathy Williams
  6. The Library's Plagiarism & Citation Resources Pam Jackson, Carolyn Baber
  7. & Wikispaces More on and wikis Suzanne Aurilio
  8. Pearson's MyWritingLab Suzanne Aurilio
10:00 - Noon Faculty meet with consultants to design their pilots. Use this guide to design your pilot.


Overview of online writing tools and systems -- Some key features and considerations
Guide for designing your pilot
Report Template for your presentation at One Day in May 2011, May 25.
Plagiarism and Citing Sources - Provides links to Library tutorials and research guides for plagiarism and citation management.

CDI 2011 Program Goals
The goals of this FLC are to pilot online writing tools and systems, to share what we learn with the larger community, and to influence the University’s direction on this very important issue.
Here’s how it will work.
  • Faculty attend the kick-off meeting on Tue Jan 11, 9-11:30 am, where they'll be introduced to the systems and tools below and get started on redesigning their course.
  • They'll have a dedicated consultant for the duration of the pilot.
  • We’ll have 3 90-minute FLC meetings during the semester, one a month, beginning in February. Food/snacks included.
  • FLC members will present their projects at the 2011 CDI One Day in May, on Wed, May 25, 2011.
  • They'll receive $400 for travel or equipment, for their enthusiasm.