WSU Writing Program Welcomes Angela Mitchell as Director

The system-wide Washington State University Writing Program and its units will be led starting July 1 by Angela Mitchell, current director of first-year writing at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte (UNC). “Dr. Mitchell brings to WSU years of experience guiding university writing initiatives in addition to considerable teaching experience and research into writing studies,” said William B. Davis, interim vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement in the provost’s office.

WORD Fellows Applications Open for Spring Cohort

Faculty who want to spend less time for more impact when assigning and evaluating writing in courses can apply now to be in the spring 2024 WORD Fellows cohort. “Working alongside peers, Fellows learn about pedagogically proven ways to teach with writing, not to teach writing,” said Lisa Johnson Shull, Writing Program director. “Benefits then flow to the students and the faculty themselves, personally and professionally.”

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Peace, Krikac, and 4 Peer Mentors Receive Writing Program Awards

PULLMAN, Wash.—The Washington State University Writing Program presented Contributions to Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Awards to Cameron Peace and Bob Krikac at a spring event. The program’s Writing Center also recognized four peer tutors with Harold and Jeanne Rounds Olsen Award for Outstanding Contributions to Writing Center Initiatives at the April 13 DAESA Awards Ceremony. “We’re pleased to honor these faculty members and students for the difference they make to our program, and for the work they do to benefit so many,” said Lisa Johnson-Shull, program director.

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Graduate Writing Center Consultant Richard Shafer Lands Fulbright

Richard Shafer, consultant and editor for the Washington State University Graduate Writing Center, has received a Fulbright Fellowship—his second—to establish a similar writing center at the Kabale University School of Medicine in western Uganda. Shafer will also lecture and conduct science and medical writing seminars and workshops there beginning in January. “The dissemination of scientific […]

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WSU WORD! Fellows inspire faculty to teach writing in their disciplines

Pullman, Wash.—Eleven Washington State University faculty members are at work on special plans for the coming year: assigning and evaluating their students’ writing assignments in new ways. As invited participants in the inaugural WORD! Faculty Fellowship Program—called “Word! Fellows”—the professors spent 12 weeks as learners themselves. In weekly workshop sessions, the experienced educators from several […]

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Significant New Changes Impact the WSU Junior Writing Portfolio for All Undergraduates

Pullman, Wash.–The Washington State University Writing Program announced a new submission process and other changes for the requisite University Writing Portfolio, effective in October and impacting all undergraduate students. “We have launched a new online submission process and simplified the requirements and format of the portfolio,” said Lisa Johnson Shull, interim director of the award-winning […]