Composition Courses

Composition courses are a key component in the General Education program at Kutztown University

More information coming soon!

Composition Conversations, Fall 2023

 For more information, contact Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek:

Thursday, September 21, 11:00am

Grade Less: Approaches to Contract and Portfolio Grading In the Age of AI

In this workshop, we’ll share several approaches to contract and portfolio grading, with discussion of how these forms can be especially useful in the context of AI. Participants are encouraged to bring materials for a specific course for which we can create rubrics or contracts.

Tuesday, October 17, 11:00am

Designing Writing Assignments that Discourage Student Use of AI

Participants are encouraged to bring a writing assignment that they’d like to reconfigure, reducing the likelihood of students turning to AI to fulfill. We’ll discuss concrete strategies for revising the assignment.

Thursday, October 19, 11:00am

Library Research and AI: Uses and Cautions

For discussion: how students might productively use AI to aid in their search for sources; methods of attributing AI; cautions for and challenges of inviting AI into the process.

Thursday, November 2, 11:00am

Designing Writing Assignments that Include Student Use of AI

Interested in incorporating AI into your lesson plans? Bring an assignment, and we’ll brainstorm tools and activities.

All meetings will be held in hybrid form:

in-person in the CEL conference room, Rohrbach Library 06

and via Zoom at