The WAC Faculty Fellows and Writing Fellows program pairs faculty from across the disciplines with undergraduate writing consultants from the STJ Queens Writing Center. These pairs work together to support student writers in the Faculty Fellows’ spring undergraduate courses.
Faculty Fellows read and discuss research on the teaching of writing (including literature from their disciplines) and reflect on their pedagogy in order to develop ways to utilize writing for learning and engagement in their courses and to strengthen their students’ writing. They work with their faculty colleagues in the program to share resources and methodology, to reflect on their identities as writers/scholars, and to further enhance their writing pedagogy.
Writing Fellows might develop workshops for students in the course, work with their Faculty Fellows on developing writing assignments, or discuss methods of giving feedback to student writers. Writing Fellows meet with students in the course in one-on-one sessions throughout the semester. The Writing Fellows attend group meetings with the Faculty Fellows both before and during the spring semester. They also have meetings with their Writing Fellow colleagues, where they share their experiences, offer support, and develop ideas for working with students and with their Faculty Fellows. The pairs collaborate to develop written job descriptions before their work together begins.
This program was first implemented in the spring 2010 semester. All of the 2009-2010 Faculty Fellows presented at the 2010 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference and four of the 2009-2010 Writing Fellows and IWS doctoral fellow, Lauren Williams, presented at the 2010 Northeast Writing Centers Association Conference.