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Summer Scholar 2017

Each year the Department invites a nationally recognized scholar to teach an intensive course in his or her area of expertise.

Course Title: "Classroom Writing Assessment and Antiracist Composition Pedagogy"

Dr. Asao B. Inoue

Associate Professor, Director of University Writing, Director of Writing Center

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington-Tacoma

Dr. Inoue does research that investigates racism in writing assessments (e.g. writing programs, writing placement, etc.), which includes classroom writing assessments. About half of his work is theoretical, while the other half is empirical in nature. He has published articles and chapters on validity, classroom writing assessment, grading contracts, assessment as rhetoric, reflection practices, and failure in writing assessments, among other things. In the past, he’s also studied the Hmong racial formation and their writing and reflection practices at Fresno State. “My teaching has always been very important to me. It is the place from which all my research springs. I enjoy teaching writing classes of all stripes, including first-year writing and writing in the major courses. My favorite courses to teach are the first year writing courses. The center of all my courses is the grading contract and our community-developed assessment processes and expectations.” – Asao Inoue

Recent Honors, Awards, and Publications

* 2016-17 CCCC Assistant Chair

* Co-edited special issue of College English on Writing Assessment as Social Justice

* Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future. Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press, 2015.

* 2014 CWPA Outstanding Scholarship in Writing Program Administration

* “Theorizing Failure in US Writing Assessments.” Research in the Teaching of English 48. 3 (February 2014): 330-52.

* 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication's Outstanding Book Award for an Edited Collection

* 2012-13 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

* Race and Writing Assessment (2012) won the CCCC's Outstanding Book Award for an edited collection.

English 758: Topics in Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture (3 credits)

June 12-16, 2017 @ daily from 9am-4pm in Minard 302

This grad course will explore the nature of classroom writing assessment (broadly conceived) and its relationship to antiracist projects and writing pedagogies in college classrooms. Students will discuss theory and practices from several disciplines (race theory, postcolonial theory, feminist theory, intersectionality, Marxian and critical theory, and composition theory), theorize their own classroom practices, and design an antiracist writing assessment practice of their own.

Course Reading: (additional reading will be available via Blackboard)
Inoue, Asao B. Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing for a Socially Just Future.
Lippi-Green, Rosina. English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and Discrimination in the United States.
O’Reilley, Mary Rose. Radical Presence: Teaching as Contemplative Practice.
Ramage, John, et al. Argument in Composition.
Wenger, Christy I. Yoga Minds, Writing Bodies: Contemplative Writing Pedagogy.
White, Edward, and Cassie. Wright. Assigning, Responding, Evaluating: A Writing Teacher’s Guide.

2017 Summer Scholar

Past Summer Scholars


2016 Summer Scholar, Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

2015 Summer Scholar, Dr. Blake Scott, University of Central Florida

2014 Summer Scholar, Dr. Ryan Cordell, Northeastern University
2013 Summer Scholar, Dr. Paul Prior, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign

2012 Summer Scholar, Dr. Heather Dubrow, Fordham University

2011 Summer Scholar, Dr. Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, University of North Dakota.  

2010 Summer Scholar, Dr. Malea Powell, Michigan State University. 

2009 Summer Scholar, Dr. Anne Ruggles Gere, University of Michigan. 

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