Call for Syllabi: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Writing, Rhetoric, or Technical Communication
If you have recently taught a writing, rhetoric, or technical communication course that had a significant thematic focus on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, we warmly invite you to publish it as part of the Sweetland DRC Syllabus Repository. Please consider submitting your syllabus so that others might take inspiration for their future course preps, by filling out this form. The deadline to submit is January 15, 2024.
What is the Sweetland DRC Syllabus Repository?
The Sweetland DRC Syllabus Repository is a public, crowd-sourced collection of syllabi of courses taught by our contributors. We see the syllabus repository as a library of diverse classroom artifacts that may offer insights into the course design choices, texts, readings, projects, and classroom or online activities that instructors who have taught at the intersections of Digital Studies can share. We hope these syllabi will function as mentoring texts for instructors designing or redesigning courses, offering inspiration as we think deeply about our work’s pedagogical and justice-oriented implications. You can view the existing repository here: https://www.digitalrhetoriccollaborative.org/syllabus_repository/
What are we looking for?
We are looking writing, rhetoric, or technical communication courses at any academic level that have significantly integrated some form of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies into at least one module or unit or project. Here are some clarifications:
- By “writing, rhetoric, or technical communication courses”, we mean courses about, but not limited to:
- Digital rhetoric or multimodal composition
- Technical communication or professional writing
- User experience, design thinking, or experience architecture
- Composition theory or research
- Research methods for writing, rhetoric, or technical communication
- By “any academic level”, we mean courses across undergraduate, graduate, or other levels.
- By “AI technologies”, we mean anything within larger umbrella of AI. This may or may not include more recent generative AI tools like ChatGPT.
- By “courses that have integrated some form of AI technologies into at least one module or unit or project”, we mean courses that:
- delve into AI as a central theme, exploring its implications, theories, and impact within the realms of writing, rhetoric, or technical communication
- focus on AI as a subject of study and inquiry, not merely as a tool for facilitating writing or other tasks
We encourage respondents to submit syllabi that highlight how AI overlaps with and complicates the teaching of themes and clusters of interest to writing studies scholars including but not limited to:
- Digital rhetoric, embodiment, and multimodality
- Anti-racist pedagogy
- Design thinking
- Disability studies
- Circulation studies and social media rhetoric
- Health rhetoric and medical communication
- Feminist rhetoric
- Research Methods
- Queer rhetoric
- Visual and design rhetorics
- Technical communication
- Composition studies
- First Year Writing
- Coding literacy
- Computers and writing
- Writing Analytics
How to submit?
Please submit your syllabus with this form: https://forms.gle/q9renJ8aHis98CpU8
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What is the deadline to submit?
Please send in your entires maximum by January 15, 2024.
The DRC Syllabus Repository is a collaborative project depending on generous scholars who agree to put their syllabi in this repository for you to refer to and use. Please be advised that the syllabus authors are obliged to ensure the complete, accurate, teachable, and reliable content of the syllabi. We, as editors, appreciate their contribution and efforts, but have entered no agreement with syllabus authors to endorse the content of the syllabi. All syllabi will be shared with a CC-BY-NC license, which enables wide use of materials. To learn more about this visit this link (https://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/deed.en). Submitting a syllabus requires signing in through a Google account.