Creating Connections 2019

The Creating Connections symposium is an annual event that brings together UCLA instructors (graduate students, faculty, and all others interested in undergraduate education) from around campus for a day of conversation around teaching generally, and writing pedagogy specifically. All are welcome!

Coffee and Welcome

9:30 – 10:00

Panels: Scholarly-Teaching Connections

10:00 – 12:00

Assessing Teaching and TA Training through Teaching-as-Research

Dr. Leigh Harris, Director of Writing Programs
Dr. Rachel Kennison, Associate Director of CEILS

Katie Dixie, Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology
Naomi Louie, Fielding School of Public Health
Gwyneth Talley, Anthropology

10:00 – 11:00

Building Writing Communities

Mark Gallagher, English

Dr. Muriel McClendon, History
Dr. Susannah Rodríguez Drissi, Writing Programs
Dr. Reed Wilson, English and Writing Programs

11:00 – 12:00


12:00 – 1:00

Roundtable: Inclusive Writing Pedagogy

Kim Johnston, Philosophy

Ana Maria Guay, Classics
Dr. Linzi Juliano, Writing Programs
Dr. Andrew Martínez, Writing Programs
Dr. Miriam Posner, Information Studies and Digital Humanities

1:00 – 2:00

Workshops: Teaching Writing in/across Disciplines

Round 1 (2:15 – 3:00)*
Writing to Learn, led by Jacob Lang, English
Mapping to Write/Writing to Map, led by KT Bender, Geography

Round 2 (3:15 – 4:00)*
Writing about Data, led by Thomas Sherrer, Political Science
Writing Pedagogy and Creative Practice, led by Robyn Price, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

* Note: The two workshops in each round will run concurrently

2:15 – 4:00


4:00 – 5:00

Full program


This symposium was organized by students in the Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy in consultation with faculty and staff in UCLA Writing Programs