Writing on the Edge - 2016

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2016
7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Jack H. Turner Conference Center
Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2000

College of DuPage will host the 2016 Writing on the Edge (WOTE) conference for English and ESL adjuncts at its Glen Ellyn campus on Saturday, Sept. 24. The theme for this year is “Innovation From the Outside In.” As adjuncts, we are in a unique position to bring the ‘outside’ into our classrooms. We enter our rooms with unique practices shaped by our perceptions, preferences, and experiences. WOTE 2016 asks you to explore how your instructor identity inspires students in and beyond the classroom.

Organized by the English Lecturers in the English and Academic ESL Subdivision, Writing on the Edge aims to further the dialogue and networking opportunities successfully generated at the 2015 inaugural conference.

2015 Writing on the Edge conference website

For additional information, please contact wote@cod.edu or submit our inquiry form.

7:45 to 8:30 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast

8:30 to 8:45 a.m.: Opening Remarks

8:45 to 9:45 a.m.: Keynote Address

10 to 11 a.m.: Breakout Session

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Breakout Session

12:15 to 1:30 p.m.: Lunch

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Breakout Session

2:45 to 3:45 p.m.: Breakout Session

3:45 to 4 p.m.: Closing Remarks


Friday, Sept. 23, 2016
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Join our Keynote Speaker, Danielle DeVoss, and Nick Carbone from MacMillan Publishers for a special set of workshops on composing and managing multimodal projects. They will explore activities and projects that engage students in producing multimodal work. Workshop participants will leave with helpful resources and a re-vamped assignment for use in their classrooms. The pre-conference workshop fee includes the registration fee for Saturday’s conference.


Reception for our Keynote Speaker, Danielle DeVoss
Friday, Sept. 23, 5 to 7 p.m.

Free for conference and workshop attendees. Refreshments provided.

Keynote Speaker: Danielle DeVoss

Professor of Professional Writing, Michigan State University

Danielle DeVoss

Danielle DeVoss

Professor DeVoss’s interests include computer/technological literacies; digital-visual rhetorics; social and cultural entrepreneurship; innovation and creativity; and intellectual property issues in digital space. Her work has most recently appeared in College EnglishComputers and CompositionKairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy; and Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture.

DeVoss has co-edited (with Heidi McKee) Digital Writing Research: Technologies, Methodologies, and Ethical Issues (2007, Hampton Press), which won the 2007 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award, and co-edited (with Heidi McKee and Dickie Selfe) Technological Ecologies and Sustainability, the first title to be published by Computers and Composition Digital Press. Books she has published include Because Digital Writing Matters (2010, Jossey-Bass), Understanding and Creating Multimodal Projects (2012, Bedford/St. Martin’s), Digital Writing Assessment and Evaluation, and Cultures of Copyright (2014, Peter Lang).

Currently, she is working on a collection with Jim Purdy titled Making Space: Writing Instruction, Infrastructure, and Multiliteracies, forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press/Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative and  a collection with C.S. Wyatt titled Type Matters: The Rhetoricity of Letterforms.

Professor DeVoss appears courtesy of MacMillan Learning

Platinum Level Sponsors:

MacMillan Education

macmillan learning

College of DuPage Office of Adjunct Faculty Support

Bronze Level Sponsors:

McGraw-Hill Education

Pearson Higher Education


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