Visiting Scholars

Each of our program areas invite renowned scholars, literary and cultural critics who provide campus talks and public presentations demonstrating their expertise in their fields.

2019 Visiting Scholar

Terry Myers Zawacki

Writing Matters:  What Our Students Know and Need to Know to Write Effectively in Their Programs, Across the Curriculum, and Beyond
Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: LIB 306

Terry Myers ZawackiPresented by the Department of English and Cultural Studies and the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Dr. Zawacki will offer a workshop and lecture on principles and practices of writing across the curriculum.

This lecture/workshop by internationally known writing studies scholar/writing in the disciplines will address the principles and practices of teaching with writing across the curriculum. Drawing on her research with upper-division English first- and second-language student writers and faculty across disciplines, Dr. Zawacki will involve participants in conversations about what general writing knowledge students carry with them into their courses and what they need to learn to succeed as writers in their academic programs and beyond. The second part of the workshop will focus on designing effective assignments and responding effectively and efficiently to student writing with an emphasis on how these practices connect to course and program learning outcomes.

Emerita professor Terry Myers Zawacki directed the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program and the writing center at George Mason University. Prior to her retirement, she was honored to receive the King award given annually to a faculty member who has made significant, long-term contributions to the overall educational excellence of the university; an Excellence in Teaching award and a student mentoring award. She is lead editor of the International Exchanges on the Study of Writing, and has published books, chapters, and articles on a range of teaching-with-writing topics, including research on writers/writing/teaching writing in disciplines; writing assessment; internationalization and English second-language writing; challenges around dissertation writing and supervising; and tutoring writing. She has given workshops, presentations, and conference plenary talks in the U.S. and around the world.

This event is supported by UBC Okanagan’s Invited International Distinguished Visitor Fund.


This event is free and open to all faculty, but registration is required.

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