Writing Fellows have many opportunities to make meaningful connections with fellow students and faculty. They receive training to improve their writing, communication, and leadership skills in a seminar held during fall semester. These skills set participants apart as graduate school and job applicants.
PrerequisitesStudents must be nominated by a professor who is familiar with their writing and has noted their strong writing skills.
* Typically, students nominated are at a sophomore level or higher.
* Students should have already completed English 2010 and have a minimum GPA of 3.2.
* Nominations by professors are accepted between August and January.
* Students submit applications to become a Writing Fellow between January and March 1 for the coming academic year.
* In the first semester as a Writing Fellow, they will enroll in CHSS 4900, a two-credit training course held Fall semester on Wednesday at 7:30-8:45am.
* If WFs want to get a third credit of internship, they can sign up for one more credit during the spring semester by registering with Shanan Ballam in the English department.
Note: WFs cannot be concurrently enrolled in the class in which they are working as a WF.
* Writing Fellows must enroll in the twelve-week, two-credit Fall seminar the first semester they are hired.
* WFs meet with the professor of the course they will be working with the first week of the semester.
* WFs are assigned to work with 15 students on their writing.
* Students in a course where the professor has elected to use WFs are required to meet with the WF on at least two assignments (no more than three) during the semester.
* Once the meeting is completed students can revise their assignment before turning it in to the professor for a grade.
The average time commitment to work as a WF is 40-45 hours a semester. WFs must maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA.
Minimum compensation for working as a WF is $750 per semester.