Writing Enrichment Faculty are a group of self-identified faculty with a strong commitment to the integration and enhancement of writing in the classroom as a method for furthering student learning and preparing students for the demands of the workplace and/or graduate school.
Using strategies developed during the summer Think in Ink retreats, these faculty will enrich their classes through the incorporation of instructional strategies intended to foster enhancement of writing.
In addition to incorporating methods designed to enhance writing and thinking in the disciplines, faculty will incorporate process-writing, which may include collaborations, reflection, and multiple drafts.
Faculty will also include assignments in upper-level courses that prepare students for the demands of the workplace and/or graduate school.
As part of their roles, Writing Enrichment Faculty commit to the following:
developing program SLOs that align with Think in Inkoutcomes in collaboration with other Writing Enrichment Faculty from the program
developing a program-level rubric, also collaboratively, which will be applied to at least two assessment writing assignments in each Writing Enriched course and section
attending QEP Writing Enrichment Retreats, or be represented by a colleague teaching the same Writing-Enriched course who will share the relevant material
applying and documenting selected techniques and strategies learned in the Writing Enrichment retreats in each course/section taught
participating in professional development opportunities throughout the academic year, to include sessions with the Writing Center Director to enhance Writing Fellow effectiveness, if a Student Writing Fellow is assigned
collaborating with other Writing Enrichment Faculty in and beyond their programs at workshops and sessions offered through the Centers for Teaching and Technology
providing or uploading student artifacts for evaluation and assessment purposes
working with Student Writing Fellow(s), if assigned to them
participating in Think in Ink program-level assessment and follow-through
attending monthly meetings with College Writing Leaders
discussing in these monthly meetings strategies they have incorporated and if they appear to be working
The Writing Enrichment Faculty also will be invited to participate in university-level assessment where student essays are scored during summer assessment retreats.