Sweetland Podcast Series: Topics in Writing
The Sweetland Podcast Series: Topics in Writing features interviews with guests at the Sweetland Seminar about current topics in the teaching of writing. Each of these guests, an expert in the field, is interviewed by T Hetzel, a member of the faculty at the Sweetland Center for Writing.
Rebecca Nowacek is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Norman H. Ott Memorial Writing Center at Marquette University. Her research interests include: Transfer of writing related knowledge, Writing center research and administration, Interdisciplinary Curricula and Writing, and Writing Across the Curriculum Programs. She's especially interested in the question of "transfer"-- how writers connect what they know and who they are in one context with what they know and who they are in another context.
Mike Palmquist is Associate Vice Provost for Learning and Teaching, Professor of English, and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University where he directs the University's Institute for Learning and Teaching. His scholarly interests include writing across the curriculum, the effects of computer and network technologies on writing instruction, and new approaches to scholarly publishing. Since 1992, he has coordinated the development of Writing@CSU and its web-based writing environment, the Writing Studio. He is also founding editor of the WAC Clearinghouse.
English Language Learners and Writing Instruction | Transcript (pdf download)
Christine Tardy is an assistant professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse and DePaul University in Chicago where she teaches undergraduate and graduate students in writing, writing and language teacher education, and genre and discourse related issues. Her research focuses on second language writing, genre and discourse studies, English-language policies, and politics, particularly related to writing and disciplinary writing development.
Machine Scoring of Writing | Transcript (pdf download)
Carl Whithaus is the director of the UC-Davis University Writing Program. He studies the impact of information technology on literacy practices, writing assessment, and writing in the sciences and engineering. His publications include "Teaching and Evaluating Writing in the Age of Computers and High Stakes Testing" and "Writing Across Distances and Disciplines: Research and Pedagogy in Distributed Learning." Carl earned his Ph.D. at the City University of New York. He has taught at Stevens Institute of Technology, Old Dominion University, and the University of California - Davis.