Faculty Development

Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) is a unit supported by the Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning (DUEAP) and its primary goal is to improve student writing at SF State through providing support to faculty and units across campus to develop, maintain and evaluate effective writing pedagogy in courses and across curricula. Below are some of the resources available for faculty, departments and programs across campus.

GWAR Mentoring Program: This is a faculty learning community designed to provide support to faculty teaching courses that fulfill the upper division writing requirement, Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). A cohort of 10 faculty members participate every semester; please see this website for the call for applications which is published here and in the Campus Memo (November for spring semester and May for the fall semester).

The Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP) also offers a GWAR Writing Fellowship Program where a Writing, Reading, and Study Skills (WRSS) Tutor can, at the request of a faculty member, be placed in a GWAR course to provide assistance to students in the course. CARP can also offer, upon request by faculty, mini-workshops on topics such as peer response.

The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) also provides tutoring services for students, and staff can come to your class early in the semester to let students know about the services they provide. They can also support faculty by designing and providing lessons or workshops on specific writing skills for your class, and they can work with you on assignment design, peer feedback, and giving effective feedback.

Writing Pedagogy Workshops: WAC/WID offers monthly writing pedagogy workshops on topics ranging from designing low stakes writing exercises to giving effective feedback on student writing. These will be posted under Upcoming Events and announced in the Campus Memo. Lecturers will receive a small stipend for their attendance at workshops, and faculty presenters are eligible for an honorarium. If you are interested in offering a workshop on a topic related to designing writing pedagogy or assessing student writing, please contact Juliana van Olphen (jvo@sfsu.edu) or Jennifer Swanson (jmpeters@sfsu.edu).

(415) 338-2206

ueap @sfsu.edu

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