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  • 12th International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference

    June 1214, 2014

    Shifting Currents / Making Waves

    University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota

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  • Schedule at a Glance

    7:30 AM 7:30 AM

    8:00 AM 8:00 AM

    8:30 AM 8:30 AM

    9:00 AM 9:00 AM

    9:30 AM 9:30 AMBreak Break

    10:00 AM 10:00 AM

    10:30 AM 10:30 AM

    11:00 AM 11:00 AMBreak Break

    11:30 AM 11:30 AM

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    12:30 PM 12:30 PM

    1:00 PM Break 1:00 PM

    1:30 PM 1:30 PM

    2:00 PM 2:00 PM

    2:30 PM Break 2:30 PM

    3:00 PM 3:00 PM

    3:30 PM 3:30 PM

    4:00 PM 4:00 PM

    4:30 PM 4:30 PM

    5:00 PM 5:00 PM

    5:30 PM 5:30 PM

    6:00 PM 6:00 PM

    6:30 PM 6:30 PM

    7:00 PM 7:00 PM

    Concurrent Sessions(5A - 5I)

    10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    International Writing Across the Curriculum ConferenceUniversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, June 12-14, 2014

    Friday, June 13 Saturday, June 14

    Concurrent Sessions(7A - 7J)

    2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions(8A - 8K)

    8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

    Concurrent Sessions(9A - 9I)

    10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Break

    Concurrent Sessions(4A - 4K)

    8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

    Concurrent Sessions(6A - 6I)

    1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Lunch & Plenary AddressSustaining Change: WAC Experts Think Out Loud11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Closing LunchRoundtable Discussions11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Registration - 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

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    Registration - 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

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    Thursday, June 12 Registration - 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

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    Concurrent Sessions(1A - 1J)

    1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    BreakConcurrent Sessions

    (2A - 2I)2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    Theater at the GuthrieCrimes of the Heart

    Departure from the Commons at 5:00 p.m

    Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

    Reflection: Promoting and Assessing Deep

    Learning for Students and

    FacultyPre-Con

    Workshop8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Making Waves with

    Disciplinary Writing Fellows

    Pre-Con Workshop 8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Three Strategies for Integrating

    Writing into STEM Curricula & other Hard-to-

    Reach Places: Pre-Con

    Workshop 8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

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    Opening Lunch & Keynote AddressWhat Counts as Writing? Exploring the

    Affordances of New Media for New Learning11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    Break

    Concurrent Sessions(3A - 3J)

    4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

    Jazz at the Weisman: A Welcoming Reception5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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  • RegistrationandGeneralInformation

    IWAC2014UniversityofMinnesota

    RegistrationandGeneralInformationLocationThe2014InternationalWritingacrosstheCurriculumconferencewillbeheldattheUniversityofMinnesota,TwinCitiesEastBankcampus,June1214,2014.Registration,exhibitarea,keynoteandconcurrentsessions:SecondflooroftheCommonsHotel615WashingtonAvenueSEMinneapolis,MN55414Preconferenceworkshops:ScienceTeaching&StudentServices(STSS)222PleasantStreetSEMinneapolis,MN55455RegistrationandInformationDeskUniversityofMinnesotastaffwillbeattheregistrationdeskduringthetimeslistedbelow.InformationaboutMinneapolisandSaintPaulisavailableattheconciergetablenearregistration.Registrationdeskhours:Wednesday,June11 5:00p.m.to7:00p.m.Thursday,June12 7:30a.m.to5:00p.m.Friday,June13 7:30a.m.to5:00p.m.Saturday,June14 7:30a.m.to12:00p.m.

    NameBadgeYournamebadgeisyourentrancetickettoallkeynoteandconcurrentsessions,exhibitsessions,andsocialevents.RefreshmentBreaksandMealsMorningandafternoonrefreshmentswillbeavailableintheMeridianBallroomFoyerThursdaySaturday,beginningat7:30a.m.

    LunchwillbeservedonThursdayfrom11:3012:45p.m.,onFridayfrom11:301:00p.m.,andonSaturdayfrom11:301:00p.m.,allintheMeridianBallroom.ExhibitsExhibitorboothsaresetupintheMeridianBallroomFoyer:

    Thursday,June12 8:00a.m.to5:00p.m.Friday,June13 8:00a.m.to5:00p.m.Saturday,June14 8:00a.m.to1:00p.m.SocialMediaWeinviteyoutojointheconversationaboutIWACbylikingtheIWACFacebookpage:www.facebook.com/iwac2014

    [email protected]!Duringtheconference,use#IWAC

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  • IWAC2014UniversityofMinnesota

    RegistrationandGeneralInformation

    InternetAccessWirelessinternetaccessisavailabletoIWACattendeesattheCommons.SelecttheCommonsConventionnetwork.ThepasswordisIWAC14.AccommodationsTheCommonsHotel615WashingtonAvenueSEMinneapolis,Minnesota554148008226757or6123798888CentennialHall614DelawareStreetSEMinneapolis,Minnesota554556126254452TransportationHotelShuttleServiceTheCommonsHotelhasashuttleservice.Arrangeyourtransportationneedsinadvanceinthehotellobby.MetroTransitCitybusesandlightrailtrainsareavailabletogetyouaroundtheTwinCities,andareaneasy,inexpensivewaytogetaroundtown.Allroutesandschedulescanbefoundonwww.metrotransit.org.

    TaxicabserviceTaxicabsareavailableatmosttimesatthehotel.Taxicabsarenotnormallyavailableforpickuponthestreet.Youmayneedtocallacompanyforapickup.Thefollowingcompaniesareavailable:

    AirportTaxi 6127210000GoldStarTaxi 6123438888Green&WhiteTaxi 6125222222NorthwestTaxi 6127416600RainbowTaxi 6123321615SuburbanTaxi 6125222222AccessibilityParatransitOncampusShuttleTheUniversityofMinnesotaoffersanocost,curbtocurbparatransitvanservicetopeoplewithphysicaldisabilities.TheserviceoperatesonaMondaythroughFriday,7:30amto5:45pmschedule.

    Guestsmayschedulearideupto14daysinadvance.Pleasecall6126248338toarrangeforservice.

    Foramapofgenderneutralrestroomsoncampus,gohere:www.diversity.umn.edu/glbta/restrooms

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  • RegistrationandGeneralInformation

    IWAC2014UniversityofMinnesota

    MedicalServicesandEmergencyNumbersIncaseofemergency,pleasecontacttheregistrationdeskordial911.

    Nonemergencymedicaltreatmentisavailableat:

    GopherQuickClinic 6126258400Otherassistanceavailableoncampus:

    UniversityofMinnesotaPolice(nonemergency) 6126242677Freecampussecurityescortservice 6126249255

    Motoristassistance 6126267275

    BoyntonHealth 6126258400UniversityofMinnesota410ChurchStreetSEMinneapolis,MN55455www.bhs.umn.edu/

    FairviewHospital 6122733000UniversityofMinnesota500HarvardStreetSEMinneapolis,MN55455www.fairview.org/

    AfterHoursNurse 6126257900

    BankingServicesTCFBankBranch,StadiumVillageTheCommonsHotel615WashingtonAvenueSEMinneapolis,MN55414

    TCFBankBranch,CoffmanUnionCoffmanMemorialUnion,RoomG57300WashingtonAveSEMinneapolis,MN55455

    TCFATMTCFBankStadium,WalterLibrary,WilliamsArena,StudentRecreationalSports,MariucciArena,MoosTowerandCoffmanUnion

    WellsFargoATMCoffmanMemorialUnionandtheFairviewUniversityMedicalCenterDiningTheMinneapolisdiningsceneisdiverseandalwaysevolving.Restaurantsvaryfromfamilystylehomecooking,candlelitdiningrooms,outdoorcafes,andintimatelittlesnackbars.

    Visittheconciergetableintheconferenceregistrationareaforalistofrecommendedrestaurants.

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  • UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA Writing Across the Curriculum 10 Nicholson Hall Center for Writing and 216 Pillsbury Dr. SE Office of Undergraduate Education Minneapolis, MN 55455 Office: 612-626-7579 Fax: 612-625-7580

    Dear Writing Across the Curriculum colleagues,

    On behalf of the hosting committee, welcome to the University of Minnesota and to your conference! I am happy to report that we have succeeded in luring WAC colleagues from all over the United States and from such far-flung locations as Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Australia, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands to join us for three days of mind-opening addresses, provocative discussions, and general merry-making.

    For more than two decades, the biennial WAC Conference has sustained its place as the primary academic conference dedicated to Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing in the Disciplines practice, research, and theory. When the WAC conference was founded by Clemson University in 1993, it provided a venue for discussion of such practical matters as conducting instructional consultations and developing institutional initiatives. Now, 21 years later, amidst rapidly-changing literacy and pedagogic practices, we take up the newly-practical topics of assessing multimodal and multilingual literacy, ensuring transferability between genres, and teaching with writing in MOOCs and flipped classrooms.

    Heres a fast-motion preview of the conference we have planned (full details are contained in this booklet): after a round of stimulating pre-conference workshops (held in newly-constructed active learning classrooms), New Literacy scholars Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope will challenge you to consider what counts (and what doesnt count) as academic writing in the age of multimodality. From there, youll participate in a diverse array of tempting concurrent sessions before locomoting yourself to a delicious reception at the Weisman Art Museum. The next day well treat you to an unusually-formatted address in which important scholars will be confronted with programmatic challenges and asked to think aloud in real time about recommended reactions and strategies. That night, youll roll across the river for dinner and a show at the acclaimed Guthrie Theater and will wake the next morning to even more interesting discussions before you sit down to Saturdays Action Lunch. There, youll have a chance to sift through the discussions youve been having and to confer with colleagues about ways of acting on your new insights. Finally, suitcases in hand, some of you will travel from the Commons Hotel to the airport on the new light rail train on its first day of operation.

    Were glad youre here!

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