PSU Abington Arts and Humanities Colloquium: “Who Owns Writing? Drafting the Process”

Dear Colleagues,

You’re invited to attend Penn State Abington’s 2001 Arts and Humanities Divisional Colloquium, a discussion on the importance of writing in all areas of the academy.  In “Who Owns Writing? Drafting the Process,” Dr. Rebecca Ingalls and Dr. Karen Nulton from Drexel University will address the value of a writing-based pedagogy, the process of articulating shared writing goals across different disciplines, and the relationship between class size and writing.

As a resource for their workshop, Drs. Ingalls and Nulton have provided materials taken from John C. Bean’s Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. These documents help faculty understand the relationship between writing and critical thinking, and provide 25 examples of possible writing activities.  (If you’re interested in these documents, please email Stacy Day at and she will send them to you as attachments.)

The colloquium will take place on Tuesday, January 25th from 12:15 to 1:30 in the Lares Banquet Room.

Dr. Rebecca Ingalls is an Assistant Professor in Drexel University’s Department of English and Philosophy, and Co-Chair of the Philadelphia chapter of the Council of Writing Program Administrators.  Dr. Ingalls specializes in composition and rhetoric.  Her work may be found in inventio, Academe, and The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies; and it is forthcoming in POROI, the Journal of Teaching Writing, and The Journal of Popular Culture.  She and colleagues are working on an edited collection on academic integrity and composition pedagogy.

Dr. Karen Nulton is an Assistant Professor in Drexel University’s Department of English and Philosophy, the Director of the Writing Center, and the Director of Writing Assessment.  Dr. Nulton’s areas of concentration are writing assessment, writing pedagogy, and writing across the curriculum.  She believes that writing is a tool that can help students and faculty alike to explore and link ideas, and works to make Drexel’s Writing Center a place where students can find help at any stage of a writing project.

If you have any questions or would like to attend, please contact Stacy Day for transportation and parking information (

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