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Faculty Brown Bag Sessions

Lisa Johnson-Shull, the Director of the Writing Program, hosts ongoing professional development sessions for groups of faculty from shared departments, colleges, or programs. The sessions guide and support faculty in developing and refining intentional, cohesive approaches to teaching with writing within the contexts and curricula of their home department. The sessions are scheduled around faculty availability, and faculty are paid by the Writing Program for their participation.

Contact Lisa Johnson-Shull for more information:


Carson College of Business
College of Nursing

Mixed Cohort Tri-Cities

School of Biological Sciences
Mixed Cohort: Soils, Entomology, Arch, Food Systems

College of Agricultural, Human, and Resource Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences
Murrow College
College of Agricultural, Human, and Resource Sciences

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I join without others from my home department? 
While we believe the discipline-specific or department-specific cohort offers important collaborative and co-learning opportunities, we will gladly add you individually to an existing or future cohort.

How will the meetings be scheduled?
We try our best to find a meeting time that works for everyone hoping to participate. The series runs for eight to ten weeks. We do occasionally extend into the early evening hours, but we aim for weekly meetings during the 9 – 5 window. Because of the complexity of scheduling, we try to plan with cohorts well in advance of the start of their brown bag series.

Are these only for faculty who teach writing-intensive courses?
Not at all. From short reflective assignments to in-depth scholarly papers, writing is present in most college courses, and this faculty development experience is designed to support you in effectively and equitably teaching with and assessing writing in your courses.