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CGC @SSLW: update and slides

Thanks to everyone who came to the business meeting and social event at SSLW in Tempe this last week. Here are a gaggle of CGC folks in a very blurry photo (a reflection of my cell phone not my state of mind!).


And for the more academically minded, here are the slides from the workshop on designing graduate classes, by Chris Feak and me: sslw-20167-grad-writing-workshop.

And a photo of that, too:


Did you see a great session on grad communication at SSLW? Please write a quick note as a reply to this blog post!


CGC @ SSLW 2016

If you’re going to the Symposium on Second Language Writing at Arizona State University this week, join us for these CGC events:

Thursday, 12:00-1:30pm, Turquoise Room
CGC Open Meeting: All are welcome!

Friday, 6:30-9:00pm, Pedal Haus, 730 Mill Avenue
CGC Social Event. Join us!

Saturday, 8:30-10:00am, Turquoise Room
Institute Workshop: What Graduate Writers Need (and how to provide it)
Nigel Caplan & Christine Feak


Other Sessions by CGC Members:

Friday, 9:00am (Gold), Lisa Russell-Pinson & Susan Barone, “It Takes a University: Marshalling Cross-Campus Expertise In Support of L2 Graduate-Level Writers”

Friday, 3:30pm (Graham), Elena Kallestinova, “Common and Distinctive Features of ESL Writers at Graduate and Professional Levels”

Saturday, 2:00pm (Gold), Sue Starfield and Claire Aitchison, “Developing Expertise in New Spaces and Places: Academic Writing Month and Other Writing Events.”

Check the program for more graduate writing session!

CGC 2017 Summer Institute Announcement

CGC announces its 2017 Summer Institute in Monterey, California, June 7-10, 2017. CFP and registration to follow later in 2016. Join us to discuss “Works in Progress: Graduate Communication Skills for Academic and Professional Contexts” at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey!

Empowering Graduate Students (Blog)

Shannon Madden and Jerry Stinnett have published a very effective series of articles on providing support to graduate students writers: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Recommended reading!

CGC at IWAC 2016

If you are attending the IWAC conference in Ann Arbor this week, please consider joining us for an informal chat about graduate writing sponsored by the Consortium on Graduate Communication (CGC). The meeting will take place during conference block E (Friday, 6/24, 10:45 a.m.) in the North Quad building, room 1105, convened by Shannon Madden of CGC.
This informal get-together will be an opportunity to meet others interested in graduate and faculty writing, hear about the resources for graduate writing offered by the CGC, and chat with colleagues in the field. If you will be at IWAC, please plan to join us and please spread the word to anyone you know of who is working on graduate writing, mentorship, or faculty support. The full IWAC schedule is here, and Michelle Cox has also prepared a list of Graduate Writing at IWAC Ann Arbor 2016.

CGC at TESOL 2016

We are keeping a running list of graduate communication sessions at TESOL 2015 here. Please add your session!

The University of Michigan Press is hosting a “meet the authors” coffee hour with CGC founding members Chris Feak and Nigel Caplan to talk about their books and graduate education in general. Thursday April 7, 10-11am at the University of Michigan Press booth in the exhibit hall!

CGC informal meet up at CCCC 2016

For those of you who will be at the CCCCs in a couple of weeks, join the CGC for an informal dinner on Wednesday night at 6:00 PM at The Grove restaurant, just a couple of blocks from the conference hotel at 1611 Lamar St., Houston. The restaurant has agreed to provide separate checks and the full menu will be available. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Talinn Phillips (tiller AT ohio DOT edu).

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