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Celebration of Writers JCC Writing Institute

Welcome to Johnston Community College’s Celebration of Writers Institute. The following agenda outlines the events of the conference including information about our presenters and the presentation of The Write Stuff literary magazine.

Johnston Community College March 28, 2013 8:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.


March 28, 2013 8:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Agenda 8:00—8:45

Registration/Check-In Learning Resource Center (LRC) Lobby

9:00—9:15

Welcome Paul A. Johnston Auditorium Concurrent Workshops

9:30—10:45

Writing for the 4-Year Institution Presenter: Cecilia Shelton, St. Augustine’s University Student Workshop—Tart B108 Writing in the Workplace Presenter: Trela Anderson, Fayetteville State University Student Workshop—Wilson 2008 Grassroots: Building Your Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program from the Faculty Up Presenters: Jessica Saxon & Quincy Lieske, Craven Community College Faculty Workshop—LRC E216 Writing Strategies to Promote Learning in Any Discipline Presenter: Jennifer Macy, Randolph Community College Faculty Workshop--LRC E212

11:00—12:15

Writing for the 4-Year Institution Presenter: Cecilia Shelton, St. Augustine’s University Student Workshop—Tart B108 Writing in the Workplace Presenter: Trela Anderson, Fayetteville State University Student Workshop—Paul A. Johnston Auditorium Grassroots: Building Your WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum) Program from the Faculty Up Presenters: Jessica Saxon & Quincy Lieske, Craven Community College Faculty Workshop—LRC E216 Writing Strategies to Promote Learning in Any Discipline Presenter: Jennifer Macy, Randolph Community College Faculty Workshop--LRC E212

12:30 p.m.

Celebration of Writers and Recognition of Contest Winners Presenters: Carrol Arnold, Veronda Hutchinson, & Tom Howerton Paul A. Johnston Auditorium


Workshop Descriptions Writing in the Four-Year Institution Presenter: Cecilia Shelton, St. Augustine’s University Many students are caught off guard by the vast differences between high school writing and writing for the academy. Even returning students are often taken aback by the intense rigor expected to write well for the college arena. This presentation is designed to provide students who plan to further their academic careers at the four year institution with helpful tips and ideas for what it takes to be successful as a student writer at the four year institution. Writing for the Workplace Presenter: Trela Anderson, Ph.D., Fayetteville State University As a teacher of writing, Dr. Anderson often tell students, “No matter the profession you choose, you will NOT be able to escape reading and writing.” Yet, writing within the academy is quite different from writing within the marketplace, and students should be prepared to make the transition. This presentation will help students to differentiate between academic and workplace writing, offering examples of how to write professional emails, memos, reports, etc. Also, students will learn to avoid punctuation and grammatical errors common to workplace writing. Grassroots: Building Your WAC Program from the Faculty Up Presenters: Quincy Lieske & Jessica Saxon, Craven Community College Craven Community College’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program began in fall 2010 with two inexperienced WAC chairs...us. By borrowing good ideas from other colleges and by brainstorming our own ideas (and by not freaking out too much at the enormity of the task at hand), we have laid the groundwork for a new WAC program at Craven. The lessons we have learned in our first year (and counting) may be useful for colleges who are starting or relaunching a WAC program. In our session, we will discuss our various attempts to create a grassroots WAC movement by engaging faculty through professional development workshops, portable units, and a cohort as well as trying to launch a Writing Center. Join us as we talk about our successes and our challenges. Writing Strategies to Promote Learning in Any Discipline Presenter: Jennifer Macy, Randolph Community College This workshop will demonstrate low-stakes writing strategies that can be incorporated into any classroom to promote thinking and learning and ensure students’ knowledge of course material. Participants will see specific examples of easy-to-incorporate writing strategies that can be completed in class or outside of class. Some of these examples will utilize technology such as Audacity and Jing, as well as features of Moodle, while others will be traditional pen-and-paper activities. Participants will leave with specific strategies to try out in their own classes and, hopefully, an understanding that writing is a valuable tool for promoting learning and classroom interaction.


Meet Our Guests Trela Anderson Trela N. Anderson, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of English at Fayetteville State University. Also, during the past four years, she has served as Activity Director of the university’s Reading Across the Curriculum (RAC) initiative, a Title III, Federally-funded grant program, which seeks to train faculty members from various disciplines to create more reading comprehension-centered courses and to decrease illiteracy, among college students. In 2008, Dr. Anderson published her first book titled The Cinderella Stories: Lessons I Learned From my Grandmother, A Spiritual Memoir (VDM Publishing), which tells of her relationship with her maternal grandmother (Cinderella Whitfield) during her teenage years. Other scholarly and creative publications appear in the Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, Journal of College English, Journal of College Reading and Learning, and the Journal of College Literacy and Learning. Also, she has presented her research at various conferences, including the College English Association, the College Reading and Learning Association, the Lilly Conference on Teaching and Writing and the HBCU Symposium. In service to the community, Dr. Anderson has served as a mentor to students participating in the Memphis McNair program and is the founder and coordinator of More Excellent Way, an after school tutoring and ministry program geared towards promoting the academic and spiritual growth of disadvantaged K-12 students in Cumberland County. Dr. Anderson received a B. A. in English in 1994 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, an M.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing in 1997 from the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in English in 2004 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In the future, Dr. Anderson hopes to continue working with both faculty and students via Reading Across the Curriculum and is continuing to publish research and data related to the program’s success. Jessica Saxon Jessica Saxon teaches in the English department at Craven Community College and served as the Craven CC WAC co-chair 2010 to 2012. She has taught in North Carolina community colleges since 2002 and has been a member of the North Carolina Conference of English Instructors since 2003. She has a MA degree in English from North Carolina State University and is currently pursuing a PhD in English from Old Dominion University. In addition to presentations on WAC, she has also lead talks on distance education pedagogy.


Cecilia Shelton Since completing her Masters of Arts in English with a concentration in Sociolinguistics at North Carolina State University, Cecilia Shelton has served Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina as faculty in the Department of English and the Director of the Writing Center. Her teaching and research interests in dialect variation, rhetoric and composition, and literacy have shaped her vision for the University Writing Center and informed her practice as a teacher. She is passionate about collaborating with colleagues from across academic disciplines to help students find and own their voices as academic, professional and public writers. She has conducted presentations and workshops across the region for both faculty and students that focus on topics such as writing across disciplines and dialect variation in the writing center. She is also a proud wife to an awesome husband and mother of two amazing little girls. Jennifer Macy Jennifer Macy is the Writing Across the Curriculum Specialist at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, North Carolina. RCC has implemented Write Now! a campus-wide initiative to increase student writing in all disciplines, in an effort to better prepare them for academic and career endeavors beyond the community college. Jennifer offers ongoing professional development opportunities for faculty to support them in implementing these goals. Additionally, Jennifer has taught English at RCC since 1999, having graduated with a Master of Arts in English from the University of North Florida in 1997 and a Bachelor of Arts in English from UNC-Greensboro in 1995. She was RCC’s Excellence in Teaching Award recipient in 2011-2012. Quincy Lieske Quincy Leigh Lieske teaches in the English and Humanities departments at Craven Community College. She co-chaired a WAC program there for two years, educating and assisting faculty from various disciplines in teaching writing in their courses. Quincy earned her BA in English Lit from UT Austin and her Masters in Liberal Arts from UNC Asheville. Currently, she lives in New Bern, NC, with her lovely husband, two cats, and two dogs.


Coordinators Veronda Hutchinson, Johnston Community College Carrol Arnold, Johnston Community College Special Acknowledgements On behalf of the faculty and staff here at JCC, we would like to thank the following parties for their contributions to our writing institute: David Johnson, President JCC Foundation DeeDee Daughtry—Vice President of Instruction Dale O’Neill, Vice-President of Institutional Effectiveness Dawn Dixon, Dean of Arts, Sciences and Learning Resources Donald Warren, Director of Programs English, Philosophy and Pre-Engineering QEP Resource Team Learning Resource Center JCC Performing Arts Center, Faculty, and Staff The Literary Guild


JCC Writing Institute Agenda