March 22: Writing assessment workshop examines racism

Asao-InouePULLMAN, Wash. – A workshop for faculty and graduate students who have students write in their courses will focus on race and writing assessment development at 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Avery Hall Bundy reading room and via AMS at other Washington State University campuses.

A talk on antiracist writing assessment will be presented by workshop leader Asao Inoue at 4:30 p.m. Regional campus sites are Spokane SAC 145A, Vancouver VDEN 301, Tri-Cities (workshop) CIC 125T and (talk) West 209, and Everett GWH 364.

The workshop will offer three assessment practices that can be modified for various courses and purposes to promote a broader antiracist agenda in the classroom.

Inoue is associate professor of interdisciplinary arts and sciences and director of university writing at the University of Washington-Tacoma. He authored “Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future” (2015) and is co-editor of the award-winning “Race and Writing Assessment” (2012). He is a graduate of the doctoral program in rhetoric and composition at WSU.

His presentations are hosted by the WSU writing program. For more information, contact Xyanthe Neider at