In this discussion-driven webinar, will be considered some of the administrative and financial challenges that university writing and language programs are facing as their institutions face severe financial pressures and remote instruction for international students. There will be a discussion of some of the approaches different universities have proposed to address these constraints and some of the strategies that L2 writing administrators have used or can use to continue to advocate for students and teachers.
Shelley Staples is Associate Professor of English Applied Linguistics and Associate Director of Second Language Writing in the University of Arizona writing program. Her research focuses on corpus linguistics and corpus-based pedagogy, particularly for applications to second language writing. Her research on second language writing has been published in journals such as Journal of Second Language Writing, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, TESOL Quarterly, Applied Linguistics, and Modern Language Journal.
Christine Tardy is Professor of English Applied Linguistics at University of Arizona, where she previously served as an administrator in the university writing program and currently supports first year writing at the university’s global campuses. Her research focuses on second language writing, genre and discourse studies, and academic writing instruction. Her work has been published in journals such as Journal of Second Language Writing, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, TESOL Quarterly, and Written Communication. Her most recent book, Genre-Based Writing: What Every ESL Teacher Needs to Know, is an ebook published with University of Michigan Press.
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