Courses in Writing Pedagogy
The Writing Program offers courses in writing pedagogy for graduate students who have been hired to teach for the Writing Program or who are training to teach within their own department or program. Visit our Courses in Writing Pedagogy page for more information.
Professional Development Workshops
Graduate student employees of the Writing Program can polish their skills as writing teachers by participating in our series of professional development workshops. We offer two kinds of workshop series: one for Writing Program staff who work as Writing Interns in the Humanities Core, and another for those who work as Lectors in ENGL 33000: Academic and Professional Writing. These workshops include but are not limited to: best practices in one-on-one pedagogy, crafting effective teaching materials, and mini consultations for evaluating student evaluations.
We have two upcoming pedagogical workshops in Spring 2022:
The State of the Field: Jobs in Composition and Rhetoric
In this series, we’ll share insights, information, and first-hand experience to help you translate your Writing Program expertise to jobs and opportunities beyond the University of Chicago. Part One of the series will focus on traditional academic jobs. Part Two will help you begin to think of ways to leverage your Writing Program experience beyond the traditional job market.
We ask that you RSVP in advance for each workshop you plan to attend, as we will provide coffee and pastries for attendees. Detailed workshop descriptions and links to RSVP are below.
Current Teaching Opportunities in College Composition and Rhetoric
Friday, May 13th, 10:00-11:30am in the Writing Program Office
In this workshop, we’ll review current trends in college composition teaching jobs. We’ll share public information on the median salaries, benefits, teaching loads, contract statuses, and credential requirements for jobs at other institutions. We’ll also host a short Q&A with a Writing Program alum who will share their post-WP experience in teaching and administration at peer institutions.
Leveraging Your Writing Program Expertise Beyond the Academy
Friday, May 20th, 10:00-11:30am in Cobb Hall 403
The second workshop in this series is designed to help you apply your Writing Program skills to create and secure professional opportunities beyond academia. We’ll talk about developing professional profiles and job materials that highlight your most relevant skills. We’ve also invited a Writing Program alum to share their experiences freelancing and working in other writing intensive fields.
Please direct any questions about the workshops to firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Teaching Certificate with Emphasis in Writing Pedagogy
To help graduate students and postdocs develop their approach to teaching and their approach to student writing, the Writing Program has partnered with the Chicago Center for Teaching to offer a College Teaching Certificate (CTC) with Emphasis in Writing Pedagogy. Visit the link for a detailed description of certificate requirements, which include components such as workshops, implementing pedagogical tools and strategies, written reflections, and submitting a teaching portfolio that includes a syllabus with a substantial writing component.
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Tuesday, May 10th, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Stuart 330 (accessible via the 3rd floor of Harper Memorial in the North Reading Room)
Hosted by Ashley Lyons, Associate Director of University Writing