Do you have a keen interest in writing in your discipline? Would you like to use writing and active learning strategies more effectively in your courses?
The WID Faculty Writing Fellows project offers six faculty members the opportunity to review research on writing in their disciplines, and to develop instructional strategies that foster student learning in disciplinary reasoning and communication. Applicants should be interested in providing departmental or program leadership in curricular and instructional innovation. Participants will receive the equivalent of one section of course release, and will work independently, online, and in a bi-weekly seminar toward the following objectives:
Examine the conventions of reasoning and communication specific to different disciplines
Reflect on attitudes and assumptions regarding student learning and writing
Review current research on critical thinking, active learning and writing instruction in higher education
Explore innovative approaches to exploratory “writing to learn” activities; to assignment design that enhances student engagement; and to effective modes of feedback and evaluation
Participants publish teaching portfolios of their work in these areas at https://writing.dawsoncollege.qc.ca.
To apply, please submit via email a letter that outlines 1) your interest in writing and communication in your discipline, and 2) how you see your work in WID advancing awareness of writing and communication in your department or program. Your application must be received by Lisa Steffen <lsteffen> by Friday, March 22, 2013. Please notify your department chairperson of your application. Positions are available only for teachers with a full-time day teaching load.
Questions? Contact Ian MacKenzie (WID Co-director, English), Anne Thorpe (WID Co-director, Humanities and English), Ben Lander (History), or Lisa Steffen (History)