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Start Date

27-10-2020 11:50 AM

End Date

27-10-2020 12:20 PM

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Writing-Intensive Courses

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The offering of Writing-Intensive Courses is a High-Impact Practice familiar on most college campuses, including Seattle Pacific University’s. In his description of this HIP, author George Kuh states that “the effectiveness of this [writing] practice has led to parallel efforts in such areas as information literacy.” Here is the point at which librarians at SPU have stepped in to craft an innovative campus partnership, realigning our services to bring optimum success to our students. In collaboration with the SPU Writing Program, and inspired by another institution in the region, the SPU Library has opened the Research, Reading & Writing Studio. The Studio visitor enters into a seamless process of assistance from tutors and librarians, learning to move fluidly between the tasks of writing, research, reading, and back to writing. Any type of writing question is welcome in the Studio, whether a student is taking a writing-intensive course or has another writing need. With over 250 “W” courses offered at SPU every year, the good work that goes on in the Research, Reading & Writing Studio has allowed the SPU Library to contribute in essential ways to this High-Impact Practice on our campus. Attendees at this session will gain practical knowledge of the steps for developing and instituting a Studio model at their own institutions.

Janet Hauck is the Business and Social Sciences Librarian at Seattle Pacific University. She holds an MLIS from the University of Washington, and she is pleased to be working once again at the SPU Library, a job she held as an undergraduate there. Janet especially enjoys partnering with students and visiting classes to teach research skills, and she is currently busy writing a chapter for the forthcoming ACRL publication, Teaching Business Information Literacy.

Carrie Fry is the Sciences Librarian at Seattle Pacific University. As is common at a university SPU’s size, she also has several roles not represented in her job title including lead for reference services, and co-founder and co-coordinator of the Research, Reading, & Writing Studio (a joint venture of the library and the writing program). Her liaison responsibilities have deeply imbedded her within the writing curriculum particularly for the first year writing courses, and the nursing and biology programs.

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Oct 27th, 11:50 AM Oct 27th, 12:20 PM

HIP, HIP, Hooray for Writing and Research!

The offering of Writing-Intensive Courses is a High-Impact Practice familiar on most college campuses, including Seattle Pacific University’s. In his description of this HIP, author George Kuh states that “the effectiveness of this [writing] practice has led to parallel efforts in such areas as information literacy.” Here is the point at which librarians at SPU have stepped in to craft an innovative campus partnership, realigning our services to bring optimum success to our students. In collaboration with the SPU Writing Program, and inspired by another institution in the region, the SPU Library has opened the Research, Reading & Writing Studio. The Studio visitor enters into a seamless process of assistance from tutors and librarians, learning to move fluidly between the tasks of writing, research, reading, and back to writing. Any type of writing question is welcome in the Studio, whether a student is taking a writing-intensive course or has another writing need. With over 250 “W” courses offered at SPU every year, the good work that goes on in the Research, Reading & Writing Studio has allowed the SPU Library to contribute in essential ways to this High-Impact Practice on our campus. Attendees at this session will gain practical knowledge of the steps for developing and instituting a Studio model at their own institutions.

Janet Hauck is the Business and Social Sciences Librarian at Seattle Pacific University. She holds an MLIS from the University of Washington, and she is pleased to be working once again at the SPU Library, a job she held as an undergraduate there. Janet especially enjoys partnering with students and visiting classes to teach research skills, and she is currently busy writing a chapter for the forthcoming ACRL publication, Teaching Business Information Literacy.

Carrie Fry is the Sciences Librarian at Seattle Pacific University. As is common at a university SPU’s size, she also has several roles not represented in her job title including lead for reference services, and co-founder and co-coordinator of the Research, Reading, & Writing Studio (a joint venture of the library and the writing program). Her liaison responsibilities have deeply imbedded her within the writing curriculum particularly for the first year writing courses, and the nursing and biology programs.