The University Writing Program offers several training opportunities for involved faculty members.
Semesterly meetings of WI faculty
At the start of fall and spring semesters, the Director of University Writing Programs will call a meeting of all WI faculty. This meeting will focus on announcement of changes to the program, open discussion of matters related to teaching WI courses, and instruction in some issue typically dealt with in WI courses (i.e., evaluation, development of assignments, plagiarism, etc.).
Semesterly Institute in Teaching WI Courses
Each semester, 6-10 WI course instructors will be invited to attend a five-session Institute. Teachers will learn how others in the program teach their WI courses by demonstrating a teaching method addressing in some fashion the teaching of writing in their classes. These demonstrations will be written as articles and published on the UWP website so others might avail themselves of this important information. The Director of University Writing Programs will call for applications for the Institute at the start of the fall and spring semesters.
Each year several experts in the field of writing across the curriculum will be invited to campus to speak to faculty. In recent years, speakers have included Joseph Harris (Duke), Chris Anson (NC State), Art Young (Clemson), Maggie Anderson (Kent State), and Ben Rafoth (IUP).
At the request of WI faculty, members of the University Writing Program will conduct workshops on topics of concern to individual departments. Contact the Director of UWP.
Meetings with Individual WI Instructors
The Director of UWP will be available for consultations with Individual faculty, online or face-to-face. Contact the director to set up meetings at times mutually convenient.