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Wednesday, March 20, 2013


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The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute presents

a faculty Development Roundtable


Responding to Student Writing



From:  Mikhail Gershovich, Director, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute

Wednesday, April 3, 2:30 – 4:00, Newman Library Building, H-755

Even experienced classroom instructors can find responding to student writing to be burdensome, frustrating, time-consuming, or just plain confusing. Which sorts of comments are actually helpful, and which are just a waste of time? In this roundtable, we’ll be discussing a range of approaches to giving purposeful (and efficient!) feedback on student work across a variety of high-stakes and low-stakes writing assignments. In particular, we will discuss what it means to give “strategic feedback” aimed at specific revision or developmental goals. We will be joined by Professor Cheryl Smith (Department of English) in this conversation, which will cover topics including: facilitating effective peer-to-peer feedback on preliminary drafts, crafting revision-centered comments on more developed drafts, and using technology (including blog commenting and recording feedback videos) to give feedback more efficiently and effectively. Participants from all disciplines are encouraged to contribute to this practical strategy session by sharing the models for giving feedback that have worked well in their classes.

Adjuncts will be compensated for their time at the non-teaching adjunct rate.

RSVP to or (646) 312-2065. Refreshments will be served.


Mikhail Gershovich, Ph.D.
Director, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute;
Director, Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Baruch College, CUNY
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box J-318 | New York, NY  10010
office: (646)312-2062 | mobile: (347) 721-7014 | fax: (646)312-2061