NB!Write: Crossing boundaries to create resilient writing programs
Conference contribution, 2019
The roundtable directly addresses the theme of academic writing across and beyond the disciplinary discourses and audiences due to the unique composition of the NB!Write Network.NB!Write supports the development and integration of writing into different disciplines, including teacher education, arts and humanities, and STEM. By doing so, it creates room to address the challenges of adapting to new disciplinary discourses and audiences.
We will structure the discussion around the themes of the network’s three working groups: Research, Teaching and Learning, and Sustainability and Impact. The roundtable will address these key questions. How do various national and local policies impact the conditions of writing? How do institutional models support or hinder writing across disciplines and audiences? What can network members learn from the variety of models used by member institutions? How do questions of audience and discipline relate to concerns around community languages versus English?
To shed light on these questions, the members of the roundtable will include representatives from the NB!Write network who work with an array of models. These include independent writing centers, courses within university departments, and embedded support in ECTS courses. The interventions used by network members range from face-to-face tutoring by peers or staff to online feedback and tutoring, peer TAs in the classroom, workshops, bootcamps, retreats, clinics, etc.
Attendees at the roundtable will be exposed to the diversity of writing across, between, and within disciplines in the Nordic and Baltic area. Importantly, they will leave with ideas on how to address these issues in their own contexts.