Call for Applications: GWAR Mentoring Program

The Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning (DUEAP) invites applications for the fall 2017 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.

Eligible mentors will either be teaching a GWAR course in the fall 2017 semester or will have taught GWAR courses for several semesters in the past, with plans to continue teaching GWAR in future semesters, and will have an interest in intra-disciplinary writing. Faculty new to campus and faculty new to teaching GWAR are welcome to apply.

All faculty (tenured, tenure-track and lecturers) interested in joining this program for the fall of 2017 are encouraged 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 (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.

See below for the application form. Applications are due May 12, 2017. Stipends will be provided to participating faculty. Successful applicants will be notified by June 1, 2017.


Application Link


(415) 338-2206


Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning
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