November 2, 2012
Labette Community College
will host its 28th annual Jack and Ruth Gribben
English Lecture Series on Friday, November 2, 2012. It will take place on LCC's Main Campus in Parsons.
Continental Breakfast and Registration begin at 9:00
This year's lecture,
"Making the Grade: Assessing Student Writing and
Handling the Paper Load," will be presented by
Susan McLeod. She is Research Professor and
UCSB Writing Program Distinguished Scholar at the
University of California, Santa Barbara, and is the
former Director of the Writing Program there. She
received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin in
English literature; she has taught both literature and
writing classes at the college level. Besides
being involved in writing program administration for
most of her career, she has also been involved in
writing across the curriculum efforts, particularly
faculty development. She has a particular interest
in writing assessment, from the classroom level to
Her publications include
such books as Writing Program Administration (A
Reference Guide), Composing A Community: A History of
Writing Across the Curriculum, Strengthening Programs
for Writing across the Curriculum, Writing Across the
Curriculum: A Guide to Developing Programs, Writing
about the World (a multi-cultural textbook for
composition), Notes on the Heart: Affective Issues in
the Writing Classroom, and WAC for the New Millennium:
Strategies for Continuing Writing Across the Curriculum
Programs, as well as numerous articles on
writing across the curriculum and writing program
She is the editor of the
Perspectives on Writing book series (http://wac.colostate.edu/books/perspectives.cfm)
with the WAC Clearing house and co-editor (with Margot
Soven) of the Writing Program Administration book series
with Parlor Press (http://www.parlorpress.com/wpa.html).
At the moment she is editing the memoirs of Ednah
Shephard Thomas, who was her supervisor when she was a
TA at the University of Wisconsin.
There is no fee to attend
and registration must be completed by October 26, 2012.
Registration can be completed at
or by calling (620) 820-1281 or emailing Tammy
For more information on the Jack and Ruth Gribben
English Lecture Series, please contact Lindi Forbes,
Director of Foundation and Alumni at (620) 820-1212.
We hope you can join us!