“Writing the Future” is an interactive discussion that invites faculty, librarians, and technologists to exchange ideas on vital questions. What are the changes needed to address what students really need today and in the near future (with regards to writing and related digital literacy, information literacy, research, assessment, teaching methods, etc.)? What sort of collaboration between faculty, librarians, and technologists is required going forward? And what interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations across AMICAL?
AMICAL members are all liberal arts institutions with academic writing or writing intensive courses in some form. Writing at the university level goes beyond language and style. It encompasses research, information literacy, and digital literacy. And these are all changing because of digital transformation. As a result, we all have shared questions about how digital transformation is impacting innovation, collaboration, and sustainability. This discussion is facilitated by the Convener of the new “Teaching Writing Club” AMICAL Interest Group. Since faculty teaching writing or incorporating writing in their courses regularly collaborate with librarians and technologists, everyone’s voice is important in this discussion. Together we can generate ideas and action plans for the future of writing at our universities.