Composition Course Information for Faculty and Staff

Information and updates about Composotion Courses at Kutztown University that is relevant for faculty and staff will be posted to this page. Events hosted by the Composition Coordinator can also be found below.

Composition Events

Composition Conversations, Spring 2024

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

Thursday, February 8, 11:00am (CEL Office, Rohrbach Library 6)

AI and Writing Revisited

If you joined any of our AI themed conversations in Fall 2023, you know we just scratched the surface! In this interactive session, you are invited to share your experiences with AI and student writing thus far. What have you learned? What are you trying differently this semester? What questions or concerns do you have?

Tuesday, February 20, 11:00am (CEL Office, Rohrbach Library 6)

Writing Is Reading: Developing Reading Skills

So much of effective writing depends on effective reading, of both others’ work and our own drafts. Many students struggle with reading—maintaining focus, comprehending, and retaining information. In this session, Amy will share some recent research on student reading and offer strategies for supporting student readers.

Thursday, March 7, 11:00am (CEL Office, Rohrbach Library 6)

Talking to Students about Language and Power

Teaching writing intersects in many ways with power. What forms, formats, and phrases are acceptable? In what contexts? Using the Conference on College on Composition and Communication’s “This Ain’t Another Statement! This Is A DEMAND for Black Linguistic Justice” as a jumping off point, we’ll discuss how professors might address language, correctness, and power in their classrooms.

Tuesday, March 19, 11:00am (Lytle 130)

Feedback on Student Writing—Finding the Balance

Research tells us that our feedback can have a positive effect on student writing but composing it can be daunting. How much feedback is too much? What types of feedback are most effective? How do I manage the sheer number of assignments that would benefit from feedback? Patty Pytleski and Amy will share strategies and experience and invite you to share your own approaches.

April is consultation month!

Make an appointment with Amy to discuss any sticky wicket in your writing assignments or to discuss plans for the Fall 2024 semester. Email

All meetings will be held in hybrid form: in-person in the location noted and via Zoom at

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