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Fall 2018 Directors' Day Out

A Directors' Day Out (DDO) is officially scheduled for Friday, November 16 at Green River College from 9:00-4:00. 

DDOs are informal gatherings when we have the day to talk openly about the issues we face and the innovations we're trying to implement. This is an open invitation to all who would like to join us.

Please RSVP by contacting Jamie Fitzgerald, Dean of English & Humanities at Green River, by November 2nd.

Tentative Agenda

Friday, November 16, at Green River College, Auburn, WA

9:00 – 9:15         

Arrival, breakfast, and coffee (provided)

9:15 – 10:15      

Check-in Time: Introductions and Reconnecting across our Centers—Quick Reports on Highlights and Challenges

10:30 – 11:15    

Tour of our Writing & Reading Center

11:30 – 12:30   

Discussion Topic: Race in the Writing Center. Please read Lori Salem’s, “Decisions . . .Decisions: Who Chooses to Visit the Writing Center” (which you can download at the bottom of this page). This was the article we planned to discuss at the spring DDO at Highline. Since that meeting got canceled, I figured we might pick it back up. Please let me know if you have any feedback about this article.  

12:30 – 2:00      

Lunch: We’re looking into possibly scheduling a group reservation at a restaurant nearby campus. This plan is still forming.

2:00 – 3:30        

Afternoon Discussion: We would love to have a conversation with folks about how they move Writing Center services out of the Writing Center. At Green River, we’ve been experimenting with embedded tutoring in our pre-college classrooms, and I would love to hear how other people “expand their borders.” Whether it’s embedded tutoring, pop-up tutoring, online or whatever, I was hoping we could have a discussion about this. If it’s helpful, I’ve included a link to the book On Location (see below). If we want to go with this topic, then we can start with the first essay in the collection from Teagan Decker, entitled “Diplomatic Relations: Peer Tutors in the Writing Classroom.” Let me know what you think.

On Location: Theroy and Practice in Classroom-Based Writing Tutoring: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1150&context=usupress_pubs           

3:30 – 4:00        

Conclusion: What’s next for everyone? Upcoming conferences? Hosting the next DDO? etc.