During the Fall 2023 semester, Composition faculty and staff engaged in timely crucial dialogues about Artificial Intelligence and linguistic diversity among other issues facing Mason students. The composition program offices will be closed from December 18th, 2023 to January 2nd, 2024. Classes will resume on January 16th, 2024.
In teaching talks and panel presentations, composition faculty will discuss their teaching and scholarship on issues including authentic assessment and teaching with a linguistic justice ethos at Mason's 15th Annual Innovations in Teaching and Learning conference.
The five-day Modern Language Association workshop was designed to strengthen the teaching of reading and writing at community colleges and other schools that prioritize access over selectivity in admissions.
This October, Fall for the Book celebrates their 25th anniversary. The last two-and-a-half decades have brought many changes to Northern Virginia’s oldest book festival, but talented and storied headliners have remained a steadfast part of the festivities. This year is no different.
Shawna Shapiro, Associate Professor of Writing and Linguistics at Middlebury College, author of Cultivating Critical Language Awareness in the Writing Classroom, and the founder of the CLA Collective, will present an interactive talk and application workshop at the Composition Program's all-faculty workshop.
With funds from ArtsFairfax, nonprofit Poetry Daily sends Mason MFA poetry students into the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center to teach poetry to incarcerated youths as part of the Poetry Alive! program.
“This new program brings young poet-teachers directly into the lives of young people who want to find language for their own stories and who may want to see those stories and their connections with others in a new light as they move forward,” said Peter Streckfus, a co-director of Poetry Daily.