Faculty Seminar on the Teaching of Writing

April 4, 2023 by

Pen writing on paperApplications are currently open for the Faculty Seminar on the Teaching of Writing, which will be held May 22-25, 2023. Up to twenty participants from across schools and disciplines will be chosen to attend this seminar, which is sponsored by the Office of the Provost. The Seminar will be held in person unless the majority of participants prefer an online mode of delivery.

The seminar will help faculty across disciplines design and teach courses, such as those that meet writing requirements in various schools and departments, in ways that are informed by research about effective writing instruction. (Faculty interested in improving writing instruction for graduate students may also apply, but priority will be given to undergraduate instructors.) The seminar leaders will share research on the teaching of writing, provide feedback on course syllabi and assignments, offer practical teaching suggestions, and facilitate discussion among participants.

The seminar will be designed and led by two faculty members from the Writing and Rhetoric Program:

  • James Seitz, Associate Professor of English
  • Kevin Smith, Co-Director of the Writing Center and Assistant Professor of English

Participants are expected to use the seminar to design or revise a writing-enhanced course that they plan to teach within the next two years. Faculty who complete the seminar will receive $2,000 in research and professional development funding.

Complete the brief one-page application (which asks you to include an updated CV) is attached to this message. Deadline for applications is Monday, April 17 by 11:59 p.m.

More information about the seminar is available on the UVA Arts & Sciences Department of English website.

Questions about the seminar may be directed to T. Kenny Fountain.

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