Dickinson's writing program came into the spotlight last month when its director, Noreen Lape, was invited to attend the Ivy Plus Writing Consortium.
An organization that pools the expertise of writing-program directors at Ivy League and other selective colleges and universities, the consortium meets annually to discuss issues that shape higher-ed writing programs, including emerging technologies, pedagogy research and the institutional infrastructures. This year's meeting, held at Bryn Mawr College in October, focused on digital technology in the writing classroom.
Programs such as these mark Dickinson as a vanguard in the field of higher-ed writing education, Lape says. "Dickinson has such a dynamic writing community—one that is open to experimentation and innovation," she asserts, adding that Dartmouth College representatives will visit Dickinson this month to observe the multilingual tutors in action. "These programs are products of that dynamism."
Published November 10, 2012