The Summer Writing Institute provides full-time faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences with tools and strategies to further integrate writing instruction into content-based classes.
The Summer Writing Institute is based on the philosophy that writing provides a unique way of learning and understanding discipline-specific information. The Institute selects fellows from across disciplines to participate in a 5-day workshop designed to provide tools and strategies for weaving meaningful writing tasks in their courses. The Institute is conducted by writing faculty who will continue to provide support to the fellows throughout the fall semester as they implement changes to their classes. As one previous fellow states, “The Summer Institute was truly a game-changer for me. To see what can be achieved with something which I previously (as a physicist) thought was simply ‘writing’ was inspiring.”