Faculty Writing Project

This project is designed to help faculty across the University make writing a more meaningful part of their teaching. Participating faculty collaborate over a semester with the coordinator of writing instruction on the development of a writing assignment or writing project and strategies for responding to student writing. Participants meet as a group three times a semester to discuss issues and concerns pertinent to the use and instruction of writing in their courses.

Fall Semester: Faculty teaching FYS courses
Spring Semester: Priority is given to faculty who participated in the Writing Across the Curriculum or Writing in FYS workshops, but all faculty are eligible.

Faculty receive a stipend for participating in the writing project. In the past, the stipend has ranged from $750 to $1,000. After the initial meeting(s) with the coordinator of writing instruction to develop a writing assignment or project, participants receive half of the stipend; the balance is provided after completing the pilot.

Call for applications for each program goes out during the prior semester.

Jody Swilky, Professor of English and Coordinator of Writing Instruction, jody.swilky@drake.edu, 271-2853

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