Proposal Title

Connecting the CLAS Reads Text to First-Year Writing Course Themes and Objectives

Abstract

Research suggests that successful Common Read Programs (CRPs) often integrate the Common Read (CR) text into classroom syllabi across multiple disciplines (Maloy, Counihan, Dupre, Madera & Beckford, 2017). This panel aims to explore how the Lesley Community can best integrate the CLAS reads text into first year courses by sharing strategies from four Fall 2018 first-year writing courses. Given that some faculty view mandated adoption and use of a CR text as infringement on academic freedom (Benz, Comer, Juergensmeyer, & Lowry, 2013) and others struggle to make effective use of the texts in their courses, the panelists will share ideas about how to preserve academic freedom while also authentically integrating the text into their courses in ways that allow for a that cohesive learning experience for students. Panelists will focus on points of entry into the text and strategies for drawing connections between the CLAS reads and course themes and materials.

Start Date

27-3-2019 3:00 PM

End Date

27-3-2019 3:50 PM

Room Number

U-Hall 3-103

Presentation Type

Panel

Disciplines

Rhetoric and Composition

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Connecting the CLAS Reads Text to First-Year Writing Course Themes and Objectives

Research suggests that successful Common Read Programs (CRPs) often integrate the Common Read (CR) text into classroom syllabi across multiple disciplines (Maloy, Counihan, Dupre, Madera & Beckford, 2017). This panel aims to explore how the Lesley Community can best integrate the CLAS reads text into first year courses by sharing strategies from four Fall 2018 first-year writing courses. Given that some faculty view mandated adoption and use of a CR text as infringement on academic freedom (Benz, Comer, Juergensmeyer, & Lowry, 2013) and others struggle to make effective use of the texts in their courses, the panelists will share ideas about how to preserve academic freedom while also authentically integrating the text into their courses in ways that allow for a that cohesive learning experience for students. Panelists will focus on points of entry into the text and strategies for drawing connections between the CLAS reads and course themes and materials.