Guest Speaker to Discuss Perspectives on Directed Self-Placement

Anne Ruggles Gere

Anne Ruggles Gere

One of the nation’s leading rhetoricians and composition educators will discuss “directed self-placement” during a special presentation on Monday, March 4, at California State University, Northridge.

Anne Ruggles Gere will be discussing directed self-placement as it was implemented at the University of Michigan. She will be “telling the story” of how university officials implemented this option for students, what challenges faced them and what they learned from the work that they did.

Her lecture will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Delmar T. Oviatt Library’s Presentation Room, located in the center of the campus at 18111 Nordhoff St. in Northridge.

“I greatly admire professor Gere for her commitments to the field of rhetoric and composition,” said CSUN Chicana/o studies professor Renee Moreno. “I have always looked to her for her leadership on issues important to our field. Professor Gere has also worked on the common core standards for K-12 education, so I think that she has a unique perspective on what kinds of preparation students coming from high schools have.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Department of Chicana/o Studies at (818) 677-2734.

Anne Ruggles Gere is the Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor of English and a professor of education at the University of Michigan. She also co-chairs the joint Ph.D. program in English and education and directs the Sweetland Center for Writing at the university. Her books include “Writing Groups: History, Theory, and Implications”; “Writing on Demand: Best Practices and Strategies for Success” with Leila Christenbury and Kelly Sassi; and “Language and Reflection: An Integrated Approach to Teaching English” with Colleen Fairbanks and Alan Howes.

Gere’s research interests include literacy, composition studies and American Indian studies. Her current project is a book about the literacy practices of Native American women who taught in boarding schools at the turn of the century. She has served as president of the National Council of Teachers of English and as chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. She currently serves on the executive council of the Modern Language Association.