Not Just a Number: Student Age in WAC/WID Classrooms

May 9, 2024

*All times are in Central Standard Time

8:45-9 a.m. | Introduction/Welcoming Remarks

Cameron Bushnell, Clemson University

Macy Dunklin, Texas A&M University


9-10 a.m. | Roundtable

“Empowering Learners: Adult Learner Growth Mindset in First-Year Writing”

Gabriel Smith, Purdue University Global

Lisa Teitler, Purdue University Global

Josef Vice, Purdue University Global

Sheryl Bone, Purdue University Global


10:15-11:15 a.m.| Roundtable

“Challenges, Hurdles, Victories, and More! Early College Education Best Practices”

Melissa St. Pierre, Rochester University

Brittany Briggs, Rochester University

Jessica Robbins, Rochester University


11:30 a.m.-noon | Networking

All participants welcome to socialize and network


12-1 p.m. | Keynote Address

“Many Paths: Honoring the Journeys of Age-Diverse Transfer Student Writers”

Christie Toth and Friends


1:15-2:30 p.m. | Individual Presentations 

“Leveraging Writing Support Across Diverse Learning Environments: A 3S Understanding Approach”

Mohsine Bensaid, Ashland University 

“Resumers in and Beyond a Writing Intensive Preparatory Course: Challenges, Assets, and Opportunities”

Kendon Kurzer, University of California, Davis

Natasha J Lee, University of California, Davis

Amy Macias-Stowe, California State University, Sacramento

Mary Her, California State University, Sacramento

Nieva Manalo, California State University, Sacramento


2:30-2:45 p.m. | Closing Remarks

Allison Daniel, Clemson University


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