The Franklin College Writing Intensive Program develops courses to provide students with writing opportunities and instruction beyond the First-year Composition experience aimed at improving the nature and quality of the undergraduate academic experience at UGA. This is accomplished in several ways but one of the most important is facuty-driven input on courses and skills most urgently needed. To that end, the WIP has an open call for proposals from Arts and Sciences faculty in all disciplines for innovative undergraduate courses that encourage writing. Faculty submitting successful proposals will be awarded a trained teaching assistant qualified to assign and to respond to writing in the disciplines:
Writing-intensive courses vary across disciplines at UGA, but all make writing important to the thinking of the course, give students opportunities to write in low-stakes and high-stakes situations, and engage students in conversations about writing. In general, writing-intensive courses should:
• Feature innovative writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline—for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life.
• Stage assignments to emphasize the writing process or sequence assignments to emphasize the constitutive parts of effective writing in a field.
• Provide opportunities for planning, feedback, and revision.
• Underscore the value of writing to the course, the discipline, and student learning by making writing a substantive component of the overall course grade.
• Make effective use of WIP teaching assistants as writing coaches and make their resources clear to students.
Proposal Submissions – Submit through March 14, 2017
Please submit proposals on WIP course proposal forms:
- You can complete and submit your course proposal form online.
- Or, fill out a WIP undergraduate course proposal form and send your completed proposal to Dr. Lindsey Harding, Writing Intensive Program Director, Park Hall 254, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recognizing that written communication is more important than ever, the Writing Intensive Program affects not only to students’ academic endeavors but their lives and careers far beyond campus.