I agree with Tosh! I think if we have the whole conference focused on
the future of the organization, we won't really have a future! Surely
that topic is better discussed within the context of more specific
issues of note to our profession. The paradox here is, of course, that
if we have relevant issues to discuss, we will continue as an
organization. One topic that I haven't seen discussed recently, but is
becoming current, is methods of evaluating our efficacy as writing
teachers. Just how do we measure the success of our writing initiatives
( i.e. classes, writing centres, WAC/WID programs, tutor training etc
)? Do we do it through student surveys? administrative approval?
faculty involvement exams? That topic could easily lead to a discussion
about the efficacy of Inkshed and how to evaluate that.
Just a thought......
Tosh Tachino wrote:
> Could we have a regular conference and perhaps one day that is dedicated for discussing the future of Inkshed (A longer version of a business meeting of some sort)?
> I am planning to attend CASDW, so if the Inkshed conference is immediately before (or after) CASDW, I will certainly attend.
> Tosh Tachino, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor
> Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication
> University of Winnipeg
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