Campus News

Writing Fellows Program

In an ongoing effort to make writing an integral part of UGA’s educational experience, the Office of the Vice President for Instruction announces the continuation of the Writing Fellows program, established to support faculty in their efforts to include more writing in their courses.

A group of up to 12 faculty will be selected as Writing Fellows for spring 2011 and meet regularly to discuss the most effective ways to teach and to respond to student writing. Each Writing Fellow will receive a stipend of $750 to subsidize projects aimed at constructing courses or initiatives that will support student writing at UGA.

The Writing Fellows will meet approximately every two to three weeks to discuss research that substantiates the best practices for helping students develop as writers. Selected Writing Fellows agree to participate in the regular meetings and submit a project proposal for the use of the stipend.

All permanent UGA faculty are eligible to apply for a Writing Fellowship. The selection committee is seeking faculty who represent a range of disciplines and instructional modes, from regular to large enrollment classes. Each candidate should send a letter of interest for the fellowship, endorsed by the candidate’s department or unit head, addressed to Nelson Hilton, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Instructional Plaza. Letters of interest should be sent by Nov. 15.