Fall 2022 Conference

A New Chapter

Tuesday, October 18

8:30 a.m. – noon


Let’s turn the the page together! In 2022, UConn’s First-Year Writing program transitioned from ENGL 1010 and 1011 to ENGL 1007: Seminar and Studio in Academic Writing and Multimodal Composition. Though much is the same, this transition ushers in new emphases: a focus on course inquiry, studio pedagogy, field research, and writing moves. By now, you’ve settled into your ENGL 1007 (and ENGL 1004) classrooms, so at this conference we wanted to celebrate the successes and wins that have come with this new transition to ENGL 1007, as well as address some of the challenges you may be facing. We spent time collaborating on some potential solutions to implement for the rest of the 2022-2023 academic year, and also discussed implementing new ways to “make contact” with the world in the field research portions of our classes.


Opening remarks presentation links:

Google presentation 1


General session links:

Google presentation 2

Field Research / Documentary Notes (session 2) Padlet

Working lunch brainstorming Padlet

Curated Google Drive folder of collaborative studio artifact examples

Supplemental materials:

Kathryn Warrender’s Google slideshow on Primary Research assignments in FYW

FYW’s resources on synchronous studio modules in UConn classrooms

FYW’s resources on asynchronous studio modules in UConn classrooms