Call for Undergraduate Course Proposals – 2020-21
The Franklin College Writing Intensive Program invites proposals from Arts and Sciences faculty in all disciplines for innovative undergraduate courses that encourage writing. Faculty submitting successful proposals will be awarded a trained teaching assistant qualified to assign and to respond to writing in the disciplines. Please note: for split level courses, the teaching assistant will only be responsible for coaching undergraduate students at this time. Submit through March 7, 2020.
Writing-intensive undergraduate courses vary across disciplines, but all 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. In general, writing-intensive undergraduate courses should:
- Feature innovative writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline—for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life.
- Stage assignments to emphasize the writing process or sequence assignments to emphasize the constitutive parts of effective writing in a field.
- Provide opportunities for planning, feedback, and revision.
- Underscore the value of writing to the course, the discipline, and student learning by making writing a substantive component of the overall course grade.
- Make effective use of WIP teaching assistants and make their resources clear to students.
Download PDF copies of the Call for Undergraduate Course Proposals and the Submission Form for 2020-2021: