As part of its efforts to support the teaching of writing, the UD Writing Center trains undergraduate writing fellows to assist full-time faculty members with the instruction of writing in courses throughout the University curriculum. Each fall and spring, the writing center calls for interested faculty who would like to include a writing fellow in their course(s). Fellows work up to 40 hours across the semester consulting with the faculty member and students in the class.
The support offered by writing fellows includes, but is not limited to, the following activities:
- Helping students understand writing assignments
- Developing thesis statements
- Advising on drafts prior to paper submission
- Facilitating student writing groups
- Assisting with in-class peer review sessions
Fellows cannot provide class instruction, proofread written work, supervise a class when the faculty member is not present or grade student work.
Before the start of semester, faculty members will write a "fellow contract" that describes how the fellow will support writing in the course (the Writing Center will provide model contracts), co-sign the contract with the fellow and share a copy with the center.
During the semester, each faculty member will meet with the fellow to discuss expectations and clarify concerns and, at the end of the semester, will complete a survey to assess the fellow's contribution to the course.
To learn more about the Fellows Program, read our Faculty and Fellows Handbook here: faculty and fellows handbook 2018-19.pdf
To apply for a Writing Fellow, please complete the following Spring 2019 Writing Fellow Application Form. Applications for Spring 2019 are due December 5.
You will hear back from us about the status of your application in January. Please direct any questions to Jennifer Follett, Associate Director of the University Writing Centers, at firstname.lastname@example.org.