In this keynote address, Write@UGA featured speaker Dr. Cristyn Elder will present data on writing as a high-impact tool for learning across the disciplines, describe effective writing activities and assessment tools for large and small enrollment classes for both general education and courses in the major, and offer strategies for reducing faculty time spent responding to writing while still offering effective feedback.
Dr. Cristyn Elder is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at the University of New Mexico. She has a great deal of experience supporting students as writers in a wide variety of global contexts—from serving as a Peace Corps Master’s Internationalist in Ukraine to working as an English Language Specialist in Tajikistan, Panama, and El Salvador—and she has published widely in leading writing studies journals, including WPA: Writing Program Administration, Composition Studies, Composition Forum, Across the Disciplines, and the Writing Center Journal. Dr. Elder is also a co-founder and editor of Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society and a co-founder of WPA-GO (the Council of Writing Program Administrators Graduate Student Organization). She received UNM’s 2018–2019 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, 2015–2016 Outstanding New Teacher of the Year Award, and 2015 Golden Louie for Outstanding Faculty Student-Service Provider. She is also co-recipient with Dr. Bethany Davila of the 2016 Award for Innovation from the Council on Basic Writing.
Write@UGA 2020 is generously sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Instruction, Leighton M. Ballew Lecture Series in English, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Research, Biological Sciences, First-year Writing Program, and Office of Faculty Affairs.