"The Wayfinding Project: A Method and Approach for Studying Lifespan Writing Development."  University Writing Center, University of Texas, Austin, March 28, 2023.


Wayfinding in Writing after College: A Symposium

WAYFINDING PROJECT researchers hosted four events in the fall of 2021 that put major scholars in the field in conversation with the WP researchers.

First Session: Methods of Studying Writing 

A conversation between the Wayfinding Project researchers and two researchers who have led national-level writing research projects at other universities:  Jeff Grabill and Michele Eodice. 

Tuesday, October 20, from 12-2 Pacific 

BIOS:  Jeff Grabill is professor of rhetoric and professional writing and associate provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology at Michigan State University, where he was one of the researchers on the WRITING IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS (WIDE) study. 

Michele Eodice is Senior Writing Fellow in the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Faculty Excellence.  She was one of the lead researchers on THE MEANINGFUL WRITING PROJECT. 


Second Session: How Do You Study Writing Beyond School? 
A conversation with Adam Banks 

Tuesday, October 27, from 12-2 Pacific 

BIO: Adam Banks is Professor of Education and Faculty Director of theProgram in Writing and Rhetoric in Stanford University. 


Third Session: Designing Research Surveys about Writing
Karen Lunsford in conversation with Matt Zajic 

Tuesday, November 3, from 12-2 Pacific 

BIO: Matt Zajic is an assistant professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. His work focuses on issues of writing theory, development, measurement, and instruction specific to individuals with developmental and learning differences, and he is a core research member of the Writing Across the Lifespan International Collaboration.


Fourth Session: Key Current Findings from THE WAYFINDING PROJECT 

Jonathan Alexander, Karen Lunsford, and Carl Whithaus present some of the major findings of their research so far. The UCI Campus Writing and Communication Coordinator, Professor Daniel M. Gross, will host a roundtable to consider implications of the Wayfinding Project research findings on their pedagogical and curricular work.  

Tuesday, November 10, from 12-2 Pacific