The University Writing Center is seeking 3-4 faculty members interested in incorporating Writing Fellows into one of their courses during the 2018-2019 academic year. Writing Fellows are undergraduate Writing Center consultants who support faculty and students in particular classes across the disciplines. Fellows work closely with and are mentored by the faculty members teaching the course.
Each Fellow works one-to-one with 10-15 students on specific writing assignments, giving written feedback on rough drafts and holding face-to-face conferences to help students make revisions before submitting final drafts. Writing Fellows talk through ideas and problems with students to help them figure out how to express their own ideas as clearly and effectively as possible. Writing Fellows are not editors or proofreaders; rather, they are peers who work to help students meet their writing goals in these courses and become stronger, more confident writers and thinkers.
To be eligible, the faculty member should be teaching a course in AY 18/19 with an enrollment between 10-32 students. The course should include at least two significant writing assignments, with a schedule that allows for students to revise drafts of these assignments.
Faculty comments about the benefit of working with Writing Fellows:
“The writing got much stronger and student also gained confidence.”
“Working with the writing fellow made me more cognizant of my own writing process and what are the kinds of things that are opaque to students as they are learning to improve their writing.”
In response to “How did the Fellow help you grow as a writer?” students responded:
“I understand what professors mean when they ask particular questions.”
“Helped me organize ideas and learn how to provide greater clarity.”
To learn more, please visit https://www.unl.edu/writing/writing-fellows-program. If you have questions, please contact Rachel Azima, Writing Center Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details at: https://go.unl.edu/64iu