Workshops are offered periodically and are open to all TAMUK faculty. Topics include service learning; cooperative learning; active learning strategies; and avoiding plagiarism, among others. These workshops are led by faculty who have knowledge of and experience in the topic.

Spring 2016 Workshops

“Integrating Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity into the Curriculum”, 1:30 P.M., March 11, 2016, presented by Dr. Jeffrey Osborn, College of New Jersey.

Description: Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity—or URSCA—is a compelling way to combine the interests of faculty members to engage in scholarly work with the needs of students for challenging experiences that lead to substantial impacts on their learning and development.  In this workshop, several models and examples of curricular integration will be discussed.  This presentation will be followed by an interactive component for attendees to explore and share the opportunities and challenges from their own departmental contexts.

Fall 2015 Workshops

"How to Teach Writing (When You Don't Teach Writing)"
September 4, 2:00-3:00pm, Rhode 247
Open to all faculty, whether teaching writing-intensive courses or not


  • introduction to composition theory and pedagogy (most importantly, that writing is a process);
  • strategies for designing effective writing assignments and an effective writing-intensive, content-based course;
  • methods of and resources for responding to student writing;
  • overview of TAMUK's resources for WI instructors

"Making Time to Write (Productively) When You Don't Have Time for Writing"
September 11, Noon-1:45pm, Rhode 247


  • strategies for getting started on writing projects;
  • strategies for devising a research plan and/or scholarly agenda, which balances with service and teaching;
  • strategies for conducting research efficiently and effectively;
  • strategies for protecting writing time during the semester

"Writing it Right (Before You Try to Publish)"
October 23, Noon -1:45pm, Rhode 247


  • discussion of "good writing" and discipline-specific expectations for writing;
  • importance of, and strategies for, working with a faculty writing group on "peer review";
  • importance of, and strategies for, working with a faculty writing group for invention (getting started) and research

"Getting It Published"
November 20, Noon-1:45pm, Rhode 247


  • strategies for analyzing academic/scholarly journals to determine which is the best "fit" for a faculty member's work;
  • strategies for responding to CFPs;
  • strategies for writing and submitting book proposals;
  • strategies for soliciting contributions to edited collections

Previous workshops

Spring 2015

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January 23, 2015, 1:00 ‐ 3:45 p.m., MSUB 221 AB, Making Writing Intensive Classes Work—Practical Applications for Busy Teachers by Dr. Martha Townsend. Martha (Marty) Townsend is Professor of English at the University of Missouri, former director of MU’s Campus Writing Program, and author of numerous chapters and articles on Writing across the Curriculum/Writing in the Discipline. Her work in writing and general education has taken her to scores of universities across the U. S. as well as to Romania, Korea, Thailand, South Africa, China, Costa Rica, Lithuania, and Turkey—among other places. She recently received her university’s award for Leadership in International Education. Her current research project, The Literate Lives of Athletes: How A Division I Football Program Graduated 100% of Its Senior Players, is a literacy study of one cohort of student‐athletes that managed to play highly competitive Division I football while also maintaining a rigorous academic schedule.

helping students avoid plagerism workshop

flip classroom workshop announcement

Fall 2014

Thursday, October 16, Rhode Hall 249, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Strategies to Accommodate Language Differences. Presented by Odette Gonzalez, Director of TAMU-K Communication Sciences & Disorders Clinic and Elizabeth Laurence, TAMU-K International & Multicultural Programming Coordinator.

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