I’m interested in teaching my course as writing-intensive? How do I apply for support from the Writing Intensive Program—and what support is offered?

Faculty in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences can apply to the Writing Intensive Program by proposing a potential writing-intensive course. The program is open to all disciplines and should “make writing important to the thinking of the course, give students opportunities to write in low-stakes and high-stakes situations, and engage students in conversations about writing.”

Each approved course received support in the form of funding for a graduate student from your field to serve as a trained writing coach for the course. Writing coaches facilitate successful writing experiences in and beyond class by providing feedback on student writing, assessing student writing, facilitating peer review, leading writing workshops, and creating resources for students. Course proposals are due in early March each spring for the following academic year.

How can faculty learn about and promote successful student writing?

As part of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Writing Fellows Program initiates discussion and resources for faculty to support student writing in various academic fields. The program awards each selected Writing Fellow with “$1,000 to subsidize projects aimed at constructing courses or initiatives that will support student writing at UGA.” Applications are accepted in late spring each year.