The Institute for Writing Studies houses the Writing Across the
Curriculum program, which provides support for faculty teaching
with writing across the disciplines in all colleges.
The centerpiece of our Writing Across the Curriculum program is
the Summer Writing Institute, a two-week retreat where faculty
workshop both their writing projects and their planned curricular
projects. In the summer of 2007 and 2008 we have held these
retreats on our campus in Rome. In 2011 the retreat was on our
Paris, France campus.
Throughout the year, the Director of Writing Across the
Curriculum, Anne Ellen Geller, consults one-on-one with faculty
members who want to revise writing assignments, reconsider how they
offer students written feedback, or rethink a course’s writing
expectation. The St. John’s University Writing Across the
Curriculum program also hosts lunches, workshops, and informal
conversations with colleagues for faculty interested in talking
about their students' writing, as well as their own writing.
Anne Ellen Geller
Director, Writing Across the Curriculum