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WID Faculty Development Programs Fall 2004-Spring 2010

Annual All-Day Workshops with Outside Speaker

"Rethinking Writing in the Age of Technology." Chris Anson, North Carolina State University. Oct. 29, 2010.

“How to Teach a Writing-Intensive Course.” Hugh English, Queens College. Nov. 20, 2004.

“Responding to Student Writing.”  Linda Hirsch, CUNY. Oct. 28, 2005.

“The Role of Revision in Student Writing.” Pat Belanoff, SUNY at Stony Brook. Oct. 27, 2006.

“Making Effective Assignments Across the Curriculum.” Mary Soliday, City College. Nov. 9, 2007.

“Writing, Critical Thinking and Learning.” Martha Townsend, University of Missouri. Oct. 31, 2008.

“Assignment Critique, Responding to Student Writing and Peer Review.” Martha Townsend, University of Missouri. Postponed to March 26, 2010.

WID Luncheon Forums

“The Jedi Writing Process: Planned Escape from the Dark Side of the Research Paper.” Margery Brown (English) and Marcia Littenberg (English). Sept. 29, 2005.

“Plagiarism 1: Roundtable.”  Ann Shapiro and Writing Committee (Multi-Disciplinary). Nov. 17, 2005.

“Plagiarism 2: Roundtable. “  Ann Shapiro and Writing Committee (Multi-Disciplinary). Dec. 15, 2005.

“Peer Review.”  Joseph Betz (Architecture and Construction Technology). Feb. 21, 2006.

“Evaluating Student Papers.” Judith Levine (Psychology), Allison Puff (Visual Communications) Anthony Giffone (English).  Mar. 23, 2006.


“Tools for Consistent Grading: Can Rubrics Help Nurses, Engineers and Physicists Agree?” Anthony Giffone. Sept. 28, 2006.

“Assessing Student Papers in Liberal Arts.” Ann Shapiro (English), Anthony Giffone (English). Nov. 9, 2006.

“Evaluating Papers in an Introductory Business Course.” Annette Wanderer (Business Management). Feb. 6, 2007.

“Assessing Student Papers in Engineering Technologies.” Lou Scala (Aviation). Mar. 29, 2007.

“Assessing Student Papers in Dental Hygiene.” Maureen Capone (Dental Hygiene). May 3, 2007.


“How the Writing Center Can Help.” Christine Sacco-Sanchez (Writing Center Director). Sept. 27, 2007.

“The Lab Report as a Paradigm for Other Persuasive Writing.” Paul Kramer (Physics). Oct. 18, 2007.

“Writing Research Papers in History and Other Liberal Arts Courses.” Robert Saunders (History). Feb. 28, 2008.

“Writing Research Papers in Visual Communications.” Allison Puff (Visual Communications). Mar. 27, 2008.

“Writing Research Papers in Computer Systems.” Paula Maurino. April 22, 2008.


“Survey of Farmingdale Faculty and Students on Writing.” David Greene (Professional Communications), Oct. 2, 2008.

“Learning on Their Own: Student Peer Review in Writing Intensive Courses.” Amit Bandyopadhyay (Architecture and Construction Technology), Joseph Betz (Architecture and Construction Technology) and Students. Dec. 4, 2008.

“What Should I Say Next?”  Helping Students To Organize Essays.” Vicki Janik (Professional Communications). Feb. 26, 2009.

“WID and On-Line Courses.”  Paula Maurino (Computer Systems), Jeanne Radigan (Aviation), Lynn Marsh (Dental Hygiene).  Mar. 24, 2009.

“Low Stakes Writing: Guided Journals, Out-of-Class Journals, In-Class Activity Reports.” Ann Shapiro, Marcia Littenberg, Paul Kramer. May 5, 2009.


“Group Writing Assignments.” Paula Maurino (Computer Systems), Jane Clark (English). Sept. 29, 2009.

“The Use of Media for Writing Assignments.” Annette Wanderer (Business), Mark Valesy (Automotive Technology), Howard Gold (Professional Communications). Dec. 1, 2009.

“Writing in an Introductory Nursing Course.”  Marie Hayden-Miles (Nursing), Feb. 25, 2010.

“Using Primary and Secondary Sources.” Robert Saunders (History). April 29, 2010.


RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Task): Assignment Design with Character - Jeanne Radigan, George Fernandez, Allison Puff, September 30, 2010.

Writing in Mathematics Classes. Agnes Kalemaris, December 4, 2010.