University Writing Program News and Events
WID DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARDS ANNOUNCED
Please join us as we honor Professors Yongsheng Leng, Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Science in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in SEAS and Edward Cherian, Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Information Systems and Technology Management in GWSB at the upcoming university-wide Faculty Honors celebration and reception on March 31, from 4 – 6 p.m., in the Jack Morton Auditorium in the MPA Building, hosted by Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Steve Lerman.
Prof. Leng is the recipient of the 2014 Writing in the Disciplines Distinguished Teaching Award. His classes in Material Science thoroughly and effectively demonstrate best practices in Writing in the Disciplines pedagogies. In redesigning his class, and initiating a curriculum revision -- from simultaneous lectures and labs to lectures and labs in consecutive semesters – Prof. Leng has deeply enhanced the attention of engineering students to the demonstration and development of subject knowledge in the lab and in their lab reports. Prof. Leng's integration and modeling of technical writing instruction, in his syllabus, assignments, and course materials, make writing expectations explicit and achievable, and is reflected in the quality of writing his students produce.
Professor Edward Cherian is the recipient of the 2014 Writing in the Disciplines Best Assignment Award His assignments for the Management Systems Information Technology course demonstrate the nimble attention of a committed faculty member to a rapidly-changing landscape in both subject content and writing genres for Business students. This is one of a number of Business WIDs that Prof. Cherian has offered, in formats from the traditional brick and mortar class to online platforms. The Award Committee was particularly struck with the manneer in which assignments for the Information Systems WID class built on each other and were in turn integrated with the Writing Handbook for Information Systems Technology courses that Prof. Cherian wrote and updates regularly to reflect changes in content and pedagogy.
COMPOSING DIVERSITY EVENT
WID PROGRAM RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE
Congratulations to those who have served or are serving as Directors and Deputy Directors of WID -- Christopher Sten, David McAleavey, Maria Frawley, Rachel Reidner, and Randi Kristensen, program assistant Najiyah Williams, and to all our WID faculty.