GSU President Maimon Gives Address in Doha, Qatar
In December, Governors State University President, Dr. Elaine P. Maimon gave the keynote address at the International Science and Technology Conference in Doha, Qatar.
An internationally recognized expert in Writing Across the Curriculum, Dr. Maimon spoke on “Quality in Academic Writing.” Speaking to a multi-national audience, Maimon advised professors to “give special attention to written communication in all its forms.” She discussed ways that faculty members – whatever their discipline – can improve their students’ writing skills. She also addressed writing for different audiences: scientific journals, newspapers and magazines, academic papers—and social media.
“It was encouraging to see the intense interest in the teaching of writing from professors from Algeria, Libya, Turkey, Poland, and so many other places. The question-and-answer session was lively and engaged. The conference was conducted in English without translators, and I deeply admired the abilities of these world-wide professors to function effectively in a second language. It was clear to me that all of us are striving for the same thing—preparing students to live and work in a global society,” Maimon said.