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ASU Writing Programs puts on a number of events every academic year and also sends out reminders about events related to rhetoric, composition, and the teaching of writing. We also regularly forward news about these topics to our teachers, students, and other interested people.


Writing Programs Fall Convocation, August 13, 2018

The single PDF file PDF iconWriting Programs Fall Convocation contains the following:

  • Agenda of Writing Programs Fall Convocation
  • Welcome and remarks by Shirley Rose, Director of Writing Programs
  • Acknowledgement of award-winning teachers by Sarah Duerden
  • Plenary talk "Defense Against the Dark Arts: Teaching Writing in an Era of Youth Activism" by David Boyles
  • Handout for plenary talk "Defense Against the Dark Arts"
  • 2019 ASU Composition Conference Announcement by Adelheid Thieme
  • ASU Library Resources
  • Helpful links: Title IX, Disability Resources Center, DREAMzone

For additional questions, please contact Adelheid Thieme, Associate Director of Writing Programs, at thieme@asu.edu.


Writing Programs Fall Convocation: August 14, 2017

The single PDF Fall Convocation 2017 contains the following:
• Agenda of Fall 2017 Convocation (with links to ASU Composition Conference on February 24, 2018, and Non-Tenure Track Faculty Resources)
• Welcome by Shirley Rose, Director of Writing Programs
• Information about NEW Spring 2018 Convocation
• Presentation by Disability Resources Center
• Orientation to Library Resources
• Links to Library Resources

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The ePortfolio Showcase is a yearly celebration of Student and Teacher work presented through Digication. Teachers nominate their students, and a committee of Writing Programs teachers judges the nominees and selects winning portfolios to be awarded prizes. If you have any questions, please email Adelheid Thieme, Associate Director of Writing Programs, at thieme@asu.edu.

In 2018, awards were presented during the Spring Convocation on Friday, January 19, in Ross-Blakley Hall. Winning portfolios were viewed and discussed during the Open House part of the ePortfolio Showcase celebration from 10:00 to 11:30. Students and teachers proudly accepted their awards.

Please click on the links below to see the winning entries of the 2018 and 2017 Exemplary ePortfolio Showcase:



2016 - See highlights of winning ePortfolios below

See the links below to browse the 2016 Student e-Portfolios on Digication

NameClassLink to Student e-Portfolio
Michael Wise302https://asu.digication.com/michael_wises_eng_302_portfolio/About_Me
  Teacher: Adelheid Thieme
Hamazah Teacher: Valerie Fazel
Nicole Holtzman101https://asu.digication.com/nicole_holtzman_eng_101_fall_2015/About_Me/published
  Teacher: Sarah Snyder
Starogorac Teacher: Katherine Heenan
Alexia Mincitar302https://asu.digication.com/alexia_mincitars_eng_302_eportfolio
  Teacher: Adelheid Thieme
Jing Min Zheng107https://asu.digication.com/jing_eng107/Welcome/
  Teacher: Valerie Fazel
Westerfield Teacher: David Boyles
Knippelberg Teacher: David Boyles
Zollman Teacher: Shersta Chabot
Williams Teacher: Andrea Dickens
Mehta Teacher: Katherine Heenan
Thompson Teacher: Jeremy Meyer
  Teacher: Jeremy Meyer

2015 - Winners have been highlighted by the English Department CLICK HERE

ASU Writing Programs engages the University Charter

Writing Programs invites you to participate in our ongoing effort to engage the ASU Charter. 

In combination with Dean of Humanities George Justice’s roundtable talk at the ASU Composition Conference on February 25, every member of Writing Programs is invited to submit a developed idea for how Writing Programs can support the University Charter. The best submissions will receive cash prizes between $250 and $400!

All types of ideas, large or small, are welcome. Some examples might include:

  • a production or event
  • an installation or exhibit
  • a collection of material
  • a classroom activity
  • a course curriculum
  • a program-wide initiative

Key Dates & Submission Deadlines

  • February 25: The initial discussion and brainstorming at #ASUCompConf17
  • March 25: Deadline to submit proposals
  • April 25: Deadline to submit presentations of winning proposals
      • (These may be highlighted at the e-Portfolio Showcase)

For more complete submission information and guidelines, click here PDF iconsubmission_guidelines

Click the image below or link here for the most up to date vision of the ASU Charter

Cover page of New American University Toward 2025 and Beyond by President Michael Crow

Each semester, ASU Writing Programs publishes the Writing Notes Newsletter. Writing Notes includes articles about Writing Programs initiatives, articles about teaching writing, biographies of new Writing Programs teachers, and accomplishments by Writing Programs teachers. The newsletter is produced by the Writing Notes committee and Writing Programs administrative team members. 

PDF iconwriting_notes_spring_2018.pdf 

PDF iconwriting-programs-newsletter-fall-2017.pdf

PDF iconwriting_notes_spring_2017.pdf

PDF icon writing_notes_fall_2016.pdf

PDF icon writing_notes_spring_2016.pdf