WORD! is designed to introduce faculty to best practices in teaching with writing across the disciplines.
The program is designed to support faculty in designing, developing, and implementing more effective writing assignments. Using practical and simple methods, WORD! faculty fellows will learn to spend less time for more impact on assigning and evaluating writing. Lightly modeled after the LIFT program, this program compensates faculty for participating in the series and for building (throughout the workshop) an engaging writing assignment for subsequent implementation into classroom instruction. Faculty cohorts usually consist of between 10 and 15 faculty members from different campuses and different disciplines who participate in a semester-long series of weekly, 1.5 hour experiential workshops (conducted over Zoom).
Check out this WSU Insider piece on the first WORD cohort and for more information about the experience.