Writing Across the Curriculum - NIU - Writing Enhancement Workshop

Faculty Support

Design a Writing-Enhanced Course

Each May, faculty (instructors, supportive professional staff, and professorial faculty) have the opportunity to take a day-long workshop that focuses on integrating the most up-to-date techniques in writing instruction into their courses. The workshop is coordinated with the Office of Faculty Development and Instructional Design, which notifies faculty when to register. Faculty receive a copy of John Bean's Engaging Ideas.

A stipend is available for participating in the workshop, thanks to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Office of Assessment. Faculty only need to apply what they have learned in the workshop to a course they teach (preferably an undergraduate course). Then submit the following materials by the first week in May of the academic year consequent to participating in the workshop:

1. Provide the WAC Coordinator with:

2. Submit a set of student papers to the University Assessment Coordinator:

  • Make sure papers are 3 to 10 pages long
  • Include assignment instructions
  • Submit in hard or electronic copy

Click here to see a sample schedule of the workshop schedule.