November Announcements

Here are the latest announcements related to the First-year Writing Program.

1. New Laptop Cart
We have a new laptop cart imaged and ready for use by instructors who are teaching in the fourth floor cluster of classrooms. We are experimenting for the remainder of this semester with an online reservation system, so you can book up to two class sessions using an online form. For more information about the cart’s availability, limits on its use, and processes for booking and gaining access to it, please visit the FYWP wiki entry related to the cart at

2. Shirley Brice Heath at UMich, Friday, Nov. 15
Shirley Brice Heath, a noted language and literacy scholar, will be delivering the plenary address at UMich’s Language and Rhetoric Conference next Friday from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in Ann Arbor. For more information visit

3. FYWP Wiki-in, – Friday, November 15, 1-3 p.m., PH313
Please join us next Friday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. in PH313 for the program’s first attempt at a wiki-in. The wiki-in is a two-hour workshop/hack-a-thon focused on planning, drafting, and fine-tuning materials currently published (or soon-to-be published) on the FYWP wiki. Everyone is welcome to attend.

4. First-year Writing Committee/Subcommittees Meeting – Friday, November 15, 12 p.m., PH211
The First-year Writing Committee will hold its third and final meeting of the semester this Friday, November 15, at 12 p.m. in PH211. A significant portion of the meeting will be spent once again in our respective subcommittees, continuing to plan and carry out the efforts initiated at the last meeting. Please refer to the following documents for more information about last month’s meeting, this Friday’s agenda, and the current subcommittee rosters. The meeting will include updates about the WRTG prefix, the upcoming CSW, and PD planning for Winter 2014.
10-18-2013 Agenda and Minutes
11-15-2013 Agenda
2013-2014 FYW Subcommittees/Working groups

Please remember that this is an open, serve-at-will committee. Everyone involved with the First-year Writing Program is welcome to attend. Subcommittee rosters were established at the September meeting, but if you want to join one of these groups, please feel free to show up on Friday. I will be providing a pizza lunch (bring your own soft drinks, waters, etc.).