Faculty Application for Fall 2017 CSC Program
Course Specialist Consultants are UWC consultants dedicated to writing flag courses across the disciplines. They attend some or all of their assigned course meetings, collaborate with course instructors, and offer priority scheduling to course students who seek their feedback in consultations in the UWC.
Due to funding constraints, we may not be able to offer CSC services in Fall 2017. But demonstrable faculty interest will increase the likelihood that we will. Accordingly, if you are interested in having a CSC paired with your writing flag course in Fall 2017, please use this form to apply by Friday, August 11. We will be in touch soon thereafter with updates.
(Please note: CSCs are undergraduate writing tutors employed by the UWC, a unit of the Department of Rhetoric & Writing. They are not graduate student GRAs, TAs, or AIs.)
Which of your courses would benefit from having a Course Specialist Consultant (course number and name)? Please list only one course and indicate whether you teach one or multiple sections of that course.
How many students do you expect in this course?
What semesters is the course offered (Spring, Spring & Fall)? We ask in case the CSC program continues into Spring 2018.
What are the class meeting days and times (including days/times for separate lecture, discussion section, or lab meetings)?
Please describe the following: 1) Your course's writing assignments (e.g., short response papers, long research papers, book reviews, lab reports, etc.). 2) Any writing process steps you require students to go through (e.g., pre-writing assignments, peer review, graded first drafts, opportunities to revise, in-class workshopping, etc.).
In past semesters, we've found that students only utilize their CSCs when instructors implement some of the writing process steps outlined in Question 9--requiring students to revise drafts is especially effective. Would you be willing to meet with the CSC Program Coordinator to discuss ways to build such steps into your writing assignments?
We may run a 2-3hr orientation for new and returning faculty participants sometime between 9am and 5pm on Monday, 8/28, or Tuesday, 8/29. Will you be available to attend on either or both of those days?
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