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Webinar: University Junctions: Connecting Writing and Service-Learning Across Campus
September 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
How can we connect writing and service-learning to achieve existing course goals like research, field-specific writing, and reflection in a way that will not bury instructors under a pile of grading? Our webinar will be interactive, so all participants are encouraged to come prepared with identified course goals that they feel might be advanced through writing. We will be discussing writing across the disciplines. We encourage anyone interested in incorporating more writing assignments into their service-learning courses to join us.
Rachel Morgan is the co-director of Cornerstone, a first-year integrated communication and writing course, at the University of Northern Iowa, where she also teaches writing and literature classes. She is the Poetry Editor of the North American Review, America’s oldest literary journal and teaches distance ed classes at Johns Hopkins University. She’s the author of the chapbook Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey, and her poetry has appeared in several anthologies and literary magazines.
Deb Young teaches Cornerstone, a first-year integrated communication and writing course, and composition courses at the University of Northern Iowa, where she integrates critical service-learning into her coursework. Deb is currently working on a PhD in rhetoric and professional communication from Iowa State University. Prior to her career in academia, Deb worked for ten years in public relations and nonprofit management, serving as the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Hawkeye Community College.