The Center for Writing Excellence is sponsoring two programs—First Flight and Ignition—to begin pilot testing the processes and supports through which Elon will significantly enhance the writing instruction and assistance it provides all of our students.
The First Flight Program enables selected departments and programs to become the first to provide their students with the enriched writing support that all departments will eventually offer. These pioneering departments also assist other departments by developing models, providing inspiration, and encountering unexpected bumps in the process so that these difficulties can be eliminated for those who follow.
Through a competitive process, eight academic departments and four Student Life programs were selected to participate in 2013-2014. They are joined by four Student Life programs. During the year, the twelve will test the first two phases of our four-phase process by doing the following:
Academic Departments and Programs in 2013-2014 First Flight
History and Geography
Faith Rivers James
Political Science and Policy Studies
World Languages and Cultures
Student Life Programs in 2013-2014 First Flight
GAP Semester Program
Isabella Canon Leadership Fellows Program
Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement
The Ignition Program enables departments to identify and work on projects that lay the foundation for their future work on the Writing Excellence Initiative. Departments identify their own project, which they pursue with a grant and assistance from the Center for Writing Excellence.
For 2013-2014, six academic departments are participating. All will report on their projects and results at the end of the academic year.
Physical Therapy Education
Public Health Studies
Writing boot camps enable faculty and staff to devote a full day exclusively to their writing projects. They are a great way to launch or make progress on your research/creative/professional writing project.
The Center for Writing Excellence has partnered with the Elon University Law School in Greensboro to offer Writing Boot Camps at a convenient second location.