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Peer Colleagues Speak at Writing Conference

April 27, 2017

On Friday, April 7, faculty and in-class peer colleagues from the First-Year Program presented their work at the University of Connecticut's Twelfth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing.

Faculty and in-class peer colleagues from the First-Year Programs presented their work at the University of Connecticut's Twelfth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing

Professors Jill Swiencicki, Barbara Lowe, and Robert Ruehl described the new Peer Colleagues Program, in which students who succeed in the writing practices and activities of the Learning Community and Research Writing courses return to act as mentors in the classroom.

Faculty, along with students Alexa Zappia and Shannon DeHoff, discussed the "humility-conviction dialectic" they address as they work together in the composition classroom.