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Genie Giaimo

Asst Professor of Writing & Rhetoric

 work(802) 443-3182
 Mondays 12:00 - 1:30 and by appointment
 Davis Family Library 225 E

My current research utilizes quantitative models to answer a range of questions about behaviors and practices in and around writing centers, such as tutor attitudes towards wellness and self-care practices, tutor engagement with writing center documentation, and students’ perceptions of writing centers. My work can be found in journals addressing writing center assessment, training and programmatic interventions, and cross-institutional data collaborations such as Praxis, TETYC, Journal of Writing Research, and Journal of Writing Analytics. In addition to my faculty work, I also Direct the Writing Center at Middlebury College which is housed in the Center for Teaching Learning and Research. For more information about me, visit my website:



Course List: 

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WRPR 0100 - Writing in Academic Contexts I      

Writing in Academic Contexts I
In this class students will build upon their identities as writers and thinkers, engaging complex issues within a diverse and supportive classroom community. Class activities and assignments will focus on building rhetorical awareness, analyzing texts and media by prominent writers, and understanding academic culture. We will critically examine various genres and grammatical structures, with attention to cultural context. Students will explore their voices and perspectives in class discussion and throughout all phases of the writing process, including planning, peer review, and revision. Each student will meet frequently with the instructor. This course does not fulfill the college writing requirement 3 hrs. lect/disc

Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021

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WRPR 0212 - Issues&Methods Tutor Writing      

Issues and Methods in Tutoring Writing: A Practicum Course
This course will prepare students to work with writers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines and to develop their own writing practices and habits. We will learn about composition theory and writing pedagogy, tutoring strategies, and current topics in writing center studies, such as linguistic justice, anti-racism, wellness and care, and inclusion. After completing ethics training, we will conduct ethnographic research using the Middlebury Writing Center as our research site. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be invited to work as paid tutors in the Writing Center. In addition to Writing Center activities, students will complete a semester-long research project that positively impacts the Middlebury Writing Center. 3 hrs. lect. CW SOC

Spring 2020, Spring 2021

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WRPR 0500 - Special Project: Lit      

Special Project: Literature
(Approval Required)

Spring 2021, Spring 2022

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