Faculty Partners work with the WAC
Director and CUNY Writing Fellows to develop
goals for student writing in their divisions and to create resources to help
faculty teaching W courses enhance their writing pedagogies.
Faculty Partners work in
division-based teams, with CUNY Writing Fellows who serve as research assistants,
consultants to individual courses, and tutors for students. The teams will
function in a variety of ways, depending on the discipline. In general, they:
- Identify the needs of
departments and individual faculty offering W courses within their divisions.
- Work with department
chairs to conceive discipline-specific
writing goals and with the WAC Director to foster pedagogical innovations
that will help faculty achieve these goals with their students.
- Host faculty workshops
in the division.
- Devise methods for assessing
the outcomes of W courses.
- Develop teaching resources
to enhance W courses.
- Participate in an ongoing
seminar on writing and learning with CUNY Writing Fellows, other Faculty Partners, and the WAC Director.
The Faculty Partners program
is an energizing experience, both for the individuals involved
and for the college. These are rotating faculty positions. Faculty interested
in participating should contact Jason Tougaw
(WAC Director) for information.