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ICaP Workshops

ICaP workshops feature peer guest speakers sharing their expertise based in their research and/or teaching experience. These workshops aim to facilitate knowledge sharing amongst peers and offer professional development for instructors.

Below, you will find the workshops to look forward to this academic year. Links to slide decks and materials will be posted following each workshop under Past Workshops & Events.

Complimentary coffee and donuts will be provided at each workshop meeting this semester.


2022-2023 Workshops

Professional Website Workshop

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023 - drop in from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Heavilon G042

This workshop was for English Department graduate students to either start a professional website from scratch or make improvements to their existing website. Professional Writing and ICaP will provided a guide to content, web design, best practices, custom domains, embedding documents, and more. Attendees stopped by for the coffee and donuts and/or for the one-on-one help, peer review, and dedicated website work time.


Spring 2023 Convocation, January 6th

We began our Convocation with a program-wide meeting of instructors and English Department staff.

View our schedule and workshops here.


Strategies for Building Information and Archival Literacy into ICaP Courses - Convocation Workshop A

With Prof. Kristin Leaman

A slide deck can be found here.


Supporting Undergraduate Research - Convocation Workshop B

With Dr. Fiona Wang

A slide deck can be found here.


Professional Development Materials

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Instructors are encouraged to bring drafts of their job market materials (CVs, cover letters, teaching portfolios, etc.) to this workshop, where they can expect to receive one-on-one feedback from faculty.

Faculty Advisors: Bradley Dilger, Manushag Powell, Rick Johnson-Sheehan, and more


Pitching Your Teaching and Tutoring Experience (Collaboration with the Writing Lab)

Thursday, November 3, 2022

In this session, instructors and tutors across programs are invited to think of new ways of reflection and self-assessment for improving their teaching and tutoring and articulating their skills and experience for others in job materials.

Hosts: Ghada Seifeddine, Marisa Yerace, and Eric Joseph

View workshop materials here.


Donuts, Coffee, Digital Composition (Multimodal Projects and Assignments)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

This workshop offered new ideas for multimodal projects as well as digital tools to implement throughout the semester.

Presenters: Adrianna Deptula, Rochel Bergman, Monica Wolfe, Marisa Yerace

View materials and resources from this workshop here.


Fall 2022 Convocation, August 19th

We began our Convocation with a program-wide meeting of instructors and English Department staff.

The full schedule can be viewed here.


Building a professional portfolio (CVs, letters, & statements) – Convocation Workshop 1A

With Drs. Richard Johnson-Sheehan & Bradley Dilger.

A slide deck for Preparing Professional Documents can be found here.


Lessons from ICaP Assessment – Convocation Workshop 1B

With Rochel Bergman & Marisa Yerace

A slide deck summarizing recent ICaP Assessment Data can be found here. For more information on ICaP Assessment, please contact Marisa Yerace at


Conducting observations & writing recommendation letters – Convocation Workshop 2A

Johnson-Sheehan & Dilger

A slide deck for this topic can be found here.


Contract Grading – Convocation Workshop 2B

With Jessica Berchtold & materials from Eliza Gellis

A folder of contract grading materials can be found here.