CWSP’s Spring 2018 Faculty Seminar CFP

Campus Writing and Speaking Program

Spring 2018 Faculty Seminar

Call for Participants


The Campus Writing and Speaking Program is seeking nominations and applications for a stipend-based spring semester faculty seminar focused on incorporating writing into existing undergraduate courses. Each faculty participant will receive a stipend of $500 at the conclusion of the seminar.

Meeting time and days: Alternate Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00p.m. beginning on Jan. 23 (meetings: 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24). Faculty who are unavailable at this time may wish to register in a future semester, time/days TBA.

Participants agree to attend the meetings during the spring semester, 2018; prepare a brief report of the changes they have made in their course(s) as a result of the seminar; and optionally share their work informally (usually in pairs) at a 1-hour CWSP brown bag meeting during the 2018-2019 academic year. Meetings will offer a workshop format with a mix of expert advice, discussion, and hands-on work. The program’s graduate consultants will work with participants as needed between meetings to assist with the creation of writing outcomes for the course(s); the revision of the existing course syllabus; the design of materials such as assignments, scoring guides, and useful handouts or web-based materials for students; and the preparation of the final report.

The seminar is limited to 15 participants. All applicants who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply. If you are unable to participate or have received this because you are a department administrator, please send this announcement to all interested faculty:

  • Tenured/tenure-track faculty are given priority of selection but all full-time instructors and lecturers are eligible.

  • Applicants must be available on the days and times indicated above. Please note that missing two or more meetings will forfeit the stipend, but you may continue to attend.

  • The course(s) to be improved should be offered at least once every two years. Participants do not have to be teaching the course while enrolled in the seminar. In certain cases, graduate courses may also be eligible.

To apply for the seminar, please visit the following URL and submit your application by December 1:

If you are interested in more information, please contact Chris Anson at, Desiree Dighton at, or Meridith Reed at


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