It's important and appropriate that we're concluding with student-focused concerns about OWI. Our
committee and its members have several projects underway to help sharpen the field's understanding about the student
experience in OWI so we can move the overall OWI research agenda forward. A big piece is our recently piloted survey about student OWI experiences, which I wrote about a few months ago in this space
If you're headed to Houston and interested in OWI, we have a number of activities planned for CCCC that we welcome you to take part in:
- On Wednesday, April 6 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, we will be
offering the half-day workshop, “Taking Action with Student Retention and
Success: An OWI 'Student Matters' Workshop.”
- On Thursday, April 7 from 3:15 to 4:30, our
committee will offer a panel, “CCCC Committee for Effective Practices in Online Writing:
Student Matters”(I'm part of this panel).
- Friday night, we’ll be having our Special Interest Group
(SIG) meeting from 6:30 to 7:30
We’ll also be having our
closed committee meeting on Friday morning.
The Student Matters theme will run throughout the
conference for us. All these student-focused activities and the accompanying dialogue with our colleagues should help us considerably with the next major tasks our committee faces, including revising the Position Statement.
Labels: CCCC, CCCC OWI Committee, online writing instruction, student experience