Visiting Speaker Series

GSW Hosts Dr. Asao Inoue


Dr. Inoue is the current chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the discipline's flagship conference.

Asao B. Inoue is Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Director of University Writing and the Writing Center, a member of the Executive Board of Council of Writing Program Administrators, and the Program Chair of the 2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication’s annual convention. Among his many articles and chapters on writing assessment and race and racism, his article, “Theorizing Failure in U.S. Writing Assessments” in RTE, won the 2014 CWPA Outstanding Scholarship Award.

His co-edited collection, Race and Writing Assessment (2012), won the 2014 NCTE/CCCC Outstanding Book Award for an edited collection. His book, Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing for a Socially Just Future (2015) won the 2017 NCTE/CCCC Outstanding Book Award for a monograph and the 2015 CWPA Outstanding Book Award. In November of 2016, he guested co-edited a special issue of College English on writing assessment as social justice, and has a co-edited collection, Writing Assessment, Social Justice, and The Advancement of Opportunity, comes out in the coming year. Additionally, he is in the final stages of completing a book on labor-based grading contracts as socially just writing assessment.


Dr. Inoue led a workshop and presentation Friday, February 9 for General Studies Writing faculty, teaching associates, and guests. The workshop, "Using Labor-Based Grading Contracts As A Means Toward Socially Just Classroom Assessment," focused on eliminating grades in writing instruction in favor of labor-based assessment. The presentation, "Problematizing Through The Writing Classroom: White Supremacy And Teachers' Judgements," focused on antiracist writing assessment and the problems underlying current approaches. Check our Twitter for conversation on these events.