Faculty Resources & ASEM

The Writing Program has a long history of supporting faculty who are teaching writing through resources, workshops, brown bag conversations, Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) learning opportunities, pedagogical consultations, and Writing Center support. 


List of Resources


Are you an FSEM advisor curious about what writing classes your student should take? Contact Richard Colby, Director of First-Year Writing and Director of General Education or click the button below. 


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Advanced Seminar (ASEM)

While knowledge and professional skills found in a student's major and minor are important foundations for accomplishment, successful individuals also must be able to navigate a complex political, social, cultural and economic environment that challenges more traditionally limited concepts of higher education and competencies.

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Pedagogical Resources

Teaching a writing-intensive course or any course with writing in it? Our resources, developed in line with best practices writing pedagogy, can be useful for faculty or graduate teaching assistants who need to design, revise, or scaffold writing assignments, assess student writing, integrate low-stakes, writing-to-learn activities into class sessions, and more. 

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Writing Accountability Groups

A partnership between the Writing Program and the Office of Faculty Affairs, the Writing Accountability program hosts small, facilitated groups to support faculty research and work-life balance year-long. Drawing on NCFDD and DU professional development resources, participants meet weekly to identify and support advancement of individual projects. Rather than exchanging manuscripts or reviewing content, however, group conversations focus on the process of writing. 

Contact Megan Kelly to learn more about faculty Writing Accountability Groups and writing retreats

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

This year, we are exploring cohort-based models for faculty engagement with Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) learning opportunities.

If you are interested in conversations about WAC or in setting up a 45-minute conversation with a writing faculty member, please write to our WAC Fellow, Dr. Nicole Turnipseed. 

Contact Nicole Turnipseed to explore WAC opportunities

Writing Center Support

Faculty can support their student writers with the help of the Writing Center, which not only offers individual and small-group consultations all undergraduate and graduate students but also can visit your class to talk with students about how to make the most of their Writing Center visits, present briefly on effective writing practices, arrange peer reviews, and offer resources. The Writing Center can also arrange individual consultations with you and a writing faculty member to talk about your teaching of writing. 

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Poster Printing

Preparing your class for a presentation and looking to have posters made? 

The Writing Program & Writing Center can offer your student group support for effective research poster design, including live and recorded workshops and resources. 

We also offer poster printing to DU students, faculty, and staff for research and academic presentations for a nominal fee. 



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Statement on Generative AI and Writing

It is the University Writing Program’s position that genAI is a powerful and productive development in the long history of literacy technologies, and that the teaching of writing should include methods of integration and collaboration with these technologies while also interrogating the rhetorical and ethical dimensions of genAI. 

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