The UNO Writing in the Disciplines (WID) Program supports writing pedagogy across the university. The ongoing goal is to help faculty integrate and improve writing instruction in all courses.
Faculty seeking assistance developing or revising specific assignments or with questions about writing pedagogy are encouraged to contact Dr. Travis Adams, WID Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to consulting with individual faculty members or departments, the UNO WID Program supports writing pedagogy through the following programs and events:
WID Travel Grant
The Travel Grant supports faculty and graduate students as they present at or attend conferences in connection with the teaching of writing. The UNO WID Advisory Committee has identified this Travel Grant as a principle means of encouraging the development of writing pedagogy across disciplines at UNO. NOTE: The WID Travel Grant program has been impacted by new restrictions on travel funding. We are not currently accepting applications.
Faculty or graduate students interested in the WID Travel Grant should contact contact Dr. Adams.
Held each January, the WID Seminar facilitates discussion of WID's twin objectives--using writing tasks to promote students' understanding of course material in any discipline (writing to learn) and integrating writing tasks in discipline-specific courses in order to support students' development as writers (learning to write). Faculty completing the seminar will be better prepared to teach discipline-based or writing-intensive courses. During the seminar, interactive sessions address the challenges students face when they undertake academic writing tasks, best practices for assignment design, responding to and evaluating student writing, and supporting multilingual writers. The seminar is made possible by the Writing Center and the Center for Faculty Excellence. Participants receive $250 to be used for travel and other professional expenses. Interested faculty should contact Dr. Travis Adams.
Each May the Writing Center, WID Program, and Center for Faculty Excellence host a week-long faculty writing retreat. Camp Completion is designed to help faculty finish or make significant progress on one or more writing projects. Faculty interested in reserving a spot in Camp Completion should email a brief description of the writing project(s) they will work on and any dietary restrictions to Dr. Adams at email@example.com. Space is limited. The 2018 Camp Completion will run May 7-11.
WID Advisory Committee Members
|Katie Bishopfirstname.lastname@example.org||UNO Libraries|
|Greg Morinemail@example.com||Management & Marketing|
|Angelika Walkerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Management & Marketing|
|Rory Concesemail@example.com||Philosophy & Religion|
|Melissa Cast-Bredefirstname.lastname@example.org||Teacher Education|
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