The Writing Program and the CWAA are pleased to offer the Writing Fellows Program to support First-Year Seminars and Writing-in-the-Disciplines courses at Stonehill. A Writing Fellow is an undergraduate teaching assistant who is specifically charged with supporting writing activities in the classroom.
All Fellows must successfully complete the three credit seminar, WRI 369: Writing and Peer Tutoring. An initial orientation and monthly supervision by CWAA staff are required. Faculty who are granted a Writing Fellow will provide feedback at the end of the semester to the Director of the CWAA for program assessment purposes.
The Writing Fellow's Role in the Classroom
Writing Fellows may work up to five hours per week during the semester. Fellows will participate and receive compensation for ongoing training and supervisory meetings. Writing Fellows are not content experts, and they are not expected to attend every class session. Writing Fellows are specifically charged with supporting and facilitating writing activities in the classroom, including the following:
- Collaborate with faculty on crafting and "auditioning" writing assignments
- Respond to drafts of student papers and informal assignments prior to their being submitted for a final grade
- Facilitate or participate in small-group discussions of student work or structured peer review sessions
- Serve as liaisons to the CWAA to facilitate referrals for one-to-one tutoring
- Respond online to student blogs or discussion forums and chats on e-learn
Writing Fellows are not asked to:
- Proctor examinations
- Grade high-stakes papers or examinations
- Conduct research unrelated to class preparation
- Provide clerical support to faculty
- Conduct personal business for faculty
- Provide one-to-one tutoring outside of the CWAA
- Discipline students
How to Apply
Please complete the Writing Fellows Application and submit it to the CWAA in MacPhaidin Library, Room 314 or email it to Devon Sprague at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once all applications are received, faculty will be paired with trained Fellows based on their major, course experience, and availability. Fall 2014 applications are due by May 30th, 2014.