The Hunter College Writing Across the Curriculum Program hosts a series of faculty discussions on the topic, “Is Academic Writing a Safe Space?” Do students find writing for their courses a jeopardizing situation? What effect will that perception have on their work? Can we make college writing a safe space? Should we? The Writing Across the Curriculum Program and ACERT will host open faculty discussions of the topic on two Fridays in April, the 13th and 20th, at 10 a.m. in room 704 East in the Rockowitz Writing Center. Adjunct faculty will receive a Non-Teaching Adjunct Appointment for their participation. Coffee and breakfast snacks will be served.
Readings that might suggest a structure for thinking on the topic and inspire responses are A. Suresh Canagarajah’s “Safe Houses in the Contact Zone: Coping Strategies of African-American Students in the Academy,” and Asaou B. Inoue’s “Anti-Racist Writing Assessment Ecologies.” If you are interested in joining the discussion, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have ideas about readings or examples we might consider, let us know.