svr2 event 696_2003 696_2005 696_2008 crump_versoza fodrey furtner haley_brown holmes juarez martin vinson
The svr2 event was designed to provide pedagogical support to first-year writing teachers in the UA Writing Program who were interested in spatial and visual rhetorical praxes, and the context and background of our audience for the event was an important consideration in determining its scope. We realized, for example, that installations and workshops would offer different types of engagement, and both types of project would allow participants to come and wander through the event without having to track themselves into one of the 15-minute windows of time for the workshops. As members of our Program, our participant audience of teachers are mainly graduate students studying in one of five graduate programs: English Language Linguistics; Creative Writing; Literature; Second Language Acquistion and Teaching; or Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English. These programs grant MA, MFA, or PhD degrees, and the graudate students have diverse strengths as teachers of composition. Our program employees adjuncts who contribute to our teaching and intellectual community as well. The Writing Program serves approximately 12,000 undergradute students each year in a range of first-year and advanced composition courses, and our students are often required to craft essays or multimodal projects that include spatial and visual analyses.

The event program provides brief descriptions of the installations and workshops:


All the participants in the event also provided materials that would benefit their fellow teachers, and we collected these resources in a "quick" web page.

A special thanks to our UA Writing Program colleagues Drs. Anne-Marie Hall and Christopher Minnix for their support of svr2.