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 2017

ORSP Workshop

Recent workshops

Fall 2016



Spring 2016

“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 

"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

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