The Writing Fellows program was established in 2007 by the Office of the Vice President of Instruction. A group of up to twelve faculty are selected as Writing Fellows each academic year. The Fellows meet regularly throughout the year to discuss the most effective ways to teach and to respond to student writing, studying research that substantiates the best practices for helping students develop as writers. Each Writing Fellow receives a $1,000 stipend to subsidize projects aimed at constructing courses, resources, or initiatives that will support student writing at UGA.
Over the years, Writing Fellows have developed new assignments, courses and curricula; conducted writing workshops for undergraduate and graduate students; and created a wide variety of resources to help UGA students with writing.
In the program, faculty work to…
- Design effective writing tasks and assignments.
- Help students understand the writing process.
- Help students understand writing conventions in their discipline.
- Respond to student work and make useful suggestions.
- Respond to problems in grammar, punctuation, and usage.
- Assess student work.
- Consider role of their courses/assignments in fostering transfer of writing skills desired across departmental/program curriculum.
- Develop writing intensive course offerings.
- Increase attention to writing among faculty and students in your department/program.
- Develop writing resources and support for faculty and students in their department/program.
- Consider assessment practices for course and program student learning outcomes.
The Writing Fellows meet every few weeks during the academic year to discuss research that substantiates the best practices for helping students develop as writers. Faculty selected as fellows agree to participate in the regular meetings and submit a project proposal for the use of the stipend.
2018-2019 Writing Fellows
- Dana Bultman, Department of Romance Languages
- Michael Cotterell, Department of Computer Science
- Erin Dolan, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Morgan Faison, Early Childhood/Elementary Education, Department of Educational Theory and Practice
- Jennifer Griffiths, Cortona Program, Office of International Education
- Sujata Iyengar, Department of English
- Kristen Smith, Department of Advertising and Public Relations
Each CTL Writing Fellow receives $1,000 to subsidize projects aimed at constructing courses or initiatives that will support student writing at UGA.