GWAR Mentoring Program (GMP)

With support from the Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning (DUEAP), WAC/WID established the GWAR Mentoring Program in the spring of 2016. This is a semester-long faculty learning community designed to provide support to faculty teaching GWAR. The initiative reflects the university’s commitment to the GWAR program and to the teaching of writing within the discipline to facilitate student success. The GWAR Mentorship Program call for applications is announced in the Campus Memo and here toward the end of every academic semester, and 10 faculty, including a mix of those more experienced in teaching GWAR and those new to teaching GWAR, from across the university are selected to participate. The faculty learning community meets as a group 6-8 times during the semester and 2-3 times in pairs. All faculty participating in the program will receive support and guidance from the WAC/WID program. Inquiries about the program can be sent to

Call for Applications: Writing PIE Learning Community 

The Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning (DUEAP) invites applications for the fall 2019 Writing PIE (“Pedagogies of Inclusive Excellence”) Learning Community, a new faculty development program designed to provide support to those teaching (or interested in teaching) writing-intensive courses. Through regular group meetings with this interdisciplinary group, participating faculty will have the opportunity to share ideas and insights, discuss writing pedagogy and learn about best practices in disciplines across campus.

Eligible faculty members will have varying levels of experience and expertise in teaching writing and will have plans to teach writing-intensive courses in the near future. All faculty (tenured, tenure-track and lecturers) interested in joining this program for the fall of 2019 are encouraged to apply. Compensation for participation in this program is $500 and you will then be eligible to pursue a Writing PIE Certificate and be designated a certified Writing Fellow on campus.

The program is designed as a hybrid with some sessions online and the following sessions in person (please make sure you are available for all of the following):  

Thursday, 8/22, 9-4 p.m.
Friday; September 13 10-1 p.m.
Friday, October 11, 10-1 p.m.
Friday, November 8, 10 – 1 p.m.

Those interested in applying should submit the following application by Monday, May 27. Email Juliana van Olphen associate professor of health education and director of WAC/WID (professor of health education and director of WAC/WID (Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines) if you have any questions. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of June 2019.

(415) 338-2206


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