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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for applications for GWAR Mentoring Program
The Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning (DUEAP) invites applications for the spring 2018 GWAR (Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement) Mentoring Program. The GWAR Mentoring Program is a learning community designed to provide support and an opportunity for growth and development to both new and experienced GWAR faculty. Through regular group meetings with fellow mentors, participating faculty will share ideas and insights, discuss writing pedagogy and learn about best practices in disciplines across campus. Faculty work as a group and in pairs throughout the semester to provide each other support in GWAR course design, effective strategies for teaching writing and assessment of student learning.
All faculty (tenured, tenure-track and lecturers) interested in joining this program for spring 2018 are encouraged to apply. Eligible mentors should have an interest in intra-disciplinary writing and will either be teaching a GWAR course in the spring 2018 semester or will have recently taught GWAR courses for two to three semesters and intend to continue teaching GWAR in the future. New faculty and those new to teaching GWAR are welcome to apply. Proposals from teams (mentor pairs) within and across disciplines are highly encouraged. Those interested in applying should email Juliana van Olphen, professor of health education and director of WAC/WID (Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines) or Jennifer Swanson, associate director of WAC/WID. Stipends will be provided to participating faculty.
The application form, available online, must be completed and submitted by Friday, May 11. Successful applicants will be notified in early June.