College Writing Intensive Program
Call for Course Proposals -- 2011-12
“Writing heightens the intellectual
of any course and equips students
for academic and career success.”
--Hugh Ruppersburg, Associate Dean
The Franklin College Writing Intensive Program invites
proposals from Arts and Sciences faculty in all disciplines for innovative
courses that encourage writing. Writing makes courses more rigorous,
contributing most to higher student engagement, commitment, and intellectual
investment (R. J. Light, Making the Most of College, 2001).
WIP faculty and students agree that writing courses strengthen thinking,
writing, and learning.
Faculty Benefits -- WIP Teaching Assistants Support
All Writing-Intensive Courses
The Franklin College awards to faculty whose proposals are selected
a teaching assistant qualified to assign and respond to writing in the
Proposal Guidelines -- Submit through March 4, 2011
Writing-intensive courses vary across disciplines at UGA, 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 courses
- 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.
- Break assignments into parts that teach the process
of effective writing in a field.
- Get involved in student writing: Provide opportunities
for planning, feedback, and revising.
- Make effective use of WIP teaching assistants, and
make their resources clear to students.
For more detailed information, please consult the WIP
Send completed proposals to Dr. Michelle Ballif, Writing Intensive
Program Director, Park Hall 254, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals due: March 4, 2011.
Please submit proposals on WIP course proposal forms, which can be