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Michigan University Writing Across the Curriculum Program


Writing Fellows Program and Spring Writing Across the Curriculum Institute 2013
The Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Fellows program is a professional enrichment experience focused on planning and offering courses that infuse writing. It is for any interested faculty member who will be teaching a Writing-Intensive (WI) course in the major or who wishes to incorporate writing into his/her Gen Ed or other undergraduate or graduate courses. Writing Fellows participate in a week-long Writing Across the Curriculum Institute. This year the Institute will run April 29 to May 3, 2013 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day). Participants will use the Institute as an opportunity to develop or prepare to teach a WI or other course that uses writing. Topics will include addressing the WI and other writing outcomes, integrating writing outcomes with other course outcomes and objectives, planning and giving writing assignments (traditional and digital), supporting student writing, assigning formal and informal writing in both traditional and online courses, grading and assessing writing, and managing the paper load in a writing-intensive course. We will also discuss strategies for assessing courses that use writing, and we will address how to train and mentor other faculty members who may also be teaching sections of WI or other courses that use writing. Writing Fellows will receive a $1,000 honorarium for participating in the Institute. They will benefit from ongoing consultations and from access to electronic resources, including instructional materials that will assist them with teaching their course(s). Writing Fellows also benefit from interaction and discussion about student writing with other colleagues from across campus. Up to 18 faculty members will be selected to participate in the Spring 2013 Writing Institute and in the Writing Fellows program for 2013-2014. Faculty members must be available for all five days of the Institute (April 29 to May 3). The application deadline is Friday, February 22, 2013. They can be sent to Dr. Ann Blakeslee via email (ann.blakeslee@emich.edu) or via campus mail (English Department, 612 Pray-Harrold). Questions about the Institute can also be directed to Ann. _____ Yes, please consider my application to be a Writing Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year and to participate in the 2013 Spring Writing Institute. Name: _______________________________________________Department: ______________________ Department Head Approval/Signature (can also be sent by department head via email to Ann Blakeslee): _____________________________________________________________________________________ WI or other Courses Planned or Being Taught: ________________________________________________ Experience with Teaching/Infusing Writing into Courses: _______________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Special Concerns/Questions about Teaching/Infusing Writing into Courses: _________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Email Address: _____________________________________________ Phone: ____________________

Eastern Michigan University Writing Across the Curriculum Program


Advanced Communication Across the Curriculum Fellows Program and Spring Communication Across the Curriculum Advanced Institute 2013
The Writing Across the Curriculum Program is offering a unique and new opportunity this year for EMU faculty. Instead of the traditional Advanced Writing Fellows program and the Advanced WAC Institute, we will be offering an Advanced Communication Across the Curriculum Institute for faculty members who are interested in exploring effective strategies for integrating writing, speaking, teamwork, and other communication competencies into their courses. To participate in this Institute, you must have participated already in a Writing Across the Curriculum regular Spring Institute. This years Advanced Communication Across the Curriculum Fellows will participate in a three-day Advanced CAC Institute, May 8 to May 10, 2013 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day). Participants will use this Institute as an opportunity to build on knowledge acquired in the initial WAC Institute in which they participated in ways that encompass a variety of communication activities. The three days will be used to develop effective course outcomes related to communication; to develop effective assignments and projects that address those outcomes; to explore ways to scaffold and support those assignments to maximize student learning and success; and to consider effective strategies for assessing the communication activities faculty assign. Advanced CAC Fellows will receive a $500 honorarium for participating in the Advanced Institute. They will also receive materials and resources that will assist them with using communication activities in their courses. Up to 12 faculty members will be selected to participate in this years Advanced Communication Across the Curriculum Institute. Faculty members must have participated previously in a WAC Institute. They must also be available for all three days of the Institute (May 8 to May 10). The application deadline is Friday, February 22, 2013. They can be sent to Dr. Ann Blakeslee via email (ann.blakeslee@emich.edu) or via campus mail (English Department, 612 Pray-Harrold). Questions about the Institute can also be directed to Ann. _____ Yes, please consider my application to participate in the 2013 Advanced CAC Institute. Name: _______________________________________________Department: ______________________ Year of Initial WAC Institute: _____________________________________________________________ Department Head Approval/Signaturei: _____________________________________________________ WI or other Course to be Addressed: _______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Other Courses Taught that Use Writing/Communication: _______________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Interests/Concerns/Questions about Using Communication and Courses: ___________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Email Address: _____________________________________________ Phone: ____________________
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Can be sent by department head via email to Ann Blakeslee (ann.blakeslee@emich.edu)