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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

WAC Faculty Fellow

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Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Fellows Initiative

The WAC Fellows Program began in 2018 to increase support for faculty teaching writing-intensive courses across the university. Fellows receive funding to work with the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition to design more effective writing assignments, develop writing-to-learn strategies and (re)design syllabi for writing-intensive courses that make the most of writing as a way of learning in academic disciplines. Faculty Fellows collaborate and receive mentorship from faculty, administrators, and advanced graduate students over two semesters. The goal of the program is to develop a community of educators who are committed to improving best practices for supporting student writing and learning in the disciplines.

Be a WAC Faculty Fellow

Collaborate with writing specialists and faculty across campus to improve, expand, and share strategies for the effective teaching of writing in your writing-intensive courses.

Applications are due March 6, 2020. Click here for the application process.

Who can participate in the Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Fellow Initiative?

Any full-time faculty member who is teaching a writing-intensive course is invited to apply to be a Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Fellow. This fellowship is designed to support faculty members interested in revising the use of writing in a writing-intensive course. Fellows will work with the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition to explore best practices for teaching writing across the curriculum and to plan revisions for a writing-intensive course.

Selected Faculty Fellows receive a $3,000 stipend for their participation over two semesters.

Faculty members will collaborate with and receive mentorship from a writing specialist to design effective writing assignments, develop writing-to-learn strategies and (re)design syllabi for writing-intensive courses that make the most of writing as a way of learning in academic disciplines. The WAC Fellowship offers pre-teaching workshops and seminars, personalized meetings, mid-semester check-ins, and class-visit workshops to help faculty implement effective strategies to teach writing that fulfill their learning objectives. The goal of the program is to develop a community of educators who are committed to improving best practices for supporting student writing and learning in the disciplines.

WAC Fellows 2018-2019