115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Composition and Rhetoric

Session Chair: 
Brooke A. Carlson, Chaminade University of Honolulu
Session 2: Friday 10 – 11:30 am
Wesselkamper 120


  1. Nathalie Joseph, University of Southern California, Norah Ashe-McNalley, University of Southern California
    Student journals provide authors with real world motivation to explore complex subjects. Students are an underrepresented group in academic thought; their ideas are often delegated to the classroom and rarely made visible. Through thoughtful revamping of our prompts, preparation of classroom work with an eye to publication can produce better student writing and better pedagogy.
  2. Sarah Allen, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    This presentation will show how ways of seeing can be identified, explored, and put to work in our writing courses to encourage and intensify students’ connections (personal, academic, and professional) to the work they do in those courses.
  3. Anne Ruggles Gere, University of Michigan
    In the day-to-day life of the classroom the development of student writers remains largely invisible. We can see the occasional growth spurt across a semester, but we cannot see patterns of development. A longitudinal study of student writers that extends from the first year to graduation makes writerly development visible.
  4. Lauren Nishimura, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
    Place-based pedagogy does not account for the knowledges of Indigenous peoples and, thus, (re)enacts settler colonial logics of elimination that disconnect interrelationships between peoples and places. To realize a more responsible discourse in place-based pedagogy, scholars and teachers need to (re)locate disciplinary knowledge that is attentive to Indigenous peoples.
Session Cancelled: