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- Dr. Kristen Getchell Named to BRAWN Steering Committee
Dr. Kristen Getchell Named to BRAWN Steering Committee
June 5, 2013
BRAWN is a network that was established to offer and support professional development opportunities for teachers of college writing in the Boston area. Boston has an incredibly rich field of writing teachers and the work of BRAWN is to connect these teachers across institutions so they can share and learn from each other. Other members of BRAWN's steering committee hail from Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern, Wellesley, UMass Boston, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
"I applied to the Steering Committee because I felt that a representative from Curry would add diversity to the group by providing a small liberal arts college perspective," said Getchell. "It will be a chance to work with and learn from some of the best in our field."
Dr. Getchell recently attended the BRAWN Summer Institute at Boston University along with Curry faculty members Dr. Lindsay Illich (English) and Dr. Kara Provost (Academic Enrichment), where 87 teachers of writing from 27 area institutions attended sessions on a variety of topics such as incorporating reading in the first-year writing course, teaching source incorporation to developing writers, ESL pedagogy, online writing pedagogy, and developing action research projects.
She added, "It was an excellent opportunity for us to network, share ideas, listen to the experiences of others, and learn from experts in the field. All three of us left with fresh ideas about how to assist our student writers in our classes."