The M-Write Seminar brings together faculty and (if appropriate) graduate student instructors (GSIs) from multiple disciplines who share a commitment to using writing as a means of learning in large enrollment gateway courses. Teams of faculty and GSIs are encouraged, but it is not necessary for a faculty member to be accompanied by a GSI. However, GSIs can participate only as part of a faculty team. The seminar is supported by the College of Literature, Science & and Arts and the Sweetland Center for Writing. Visit M-Write to learn more about the M-Write project.
All seminar participants share a commitment to:
- Fostering more engaged learning in large enrollment courses
- Employing writing as a means of learning
- Implementing M-Write in a large enrollment course
In the fall term all seminar participants:
- Meet on Fridays from 1-3 PM
- Confer with experienced M-Write faculty
- Discuss writing-to-learn pedagogies with colleagues
- Develop prompts to be integrated into a specified course
- Faculty receive $1,000 in a research account
- GSIs receive a $1,000 stipend during fall term
When implementing M-Write in subsequent semesters instructors will receive:
- Writing Fellow support (undergraduates who have previously excelled in the course and who are trained by Sweetland to assist with implementing writing to learn)
- Support from M-Write staff
- Access to the M-Write automated peer review system
- Opportunities to confer with experienced M-Write faculty
Applying for the M-Write Seminar
Note: Faculty who wish to implement M-Write must participate in the Seminar
Application materials include:
- A letter (maximum one page) indicating the course in which M-Write will be implemented, the rationale for implementing writing-to-learn pedagogies in this course, and (if applicable) an explanation of the role the GSI will play in the forthcoming course
- Faculty cv (and GSI cv if appropriate)
The application deadline is April 3, 2017.
Contact Laura Schuyler at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.