Teach Anywhere Web Resource

For faculty interested in materials to help them develop resilient strategies for teaching writing this fall, please see the CWE’s Student Writing section of Elon’s Teach Anywhere web resource.

Summer Course Design Institute: Resilient Teaching

Writing Across the University is also co-sponsoring this summer’s Course Design Institute: Resilient Teaching. This week-long virtual institute will focus on designing fall courses that balance the structure and flexibility necessary for students and instructors to adapt and thrive under potentially uncertain and shifting conditions. More details are on the WAU and CATL websites.

The CDI will be offered online twice this summer, between 9am-3:30pm, with abundant asynchronous work time and twice-daily synchronous group work components (11am and 2:30pm). There will be a small stipend for completion of the course. You can register for the CDI individually or as a group:

Register for CDI 1: Monday, July 6- Friday, July 10
Register for CDI 2: Wednesday, July 29 through Tuesday, August 4 (no programming over the weekend).

The CDI is co-sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning, Teaching & Learning Technologies and Writing Across the University, along with partners Center for Engaged Learning and Center for Design Thinking.

Mission Statement

Located in Belk Library, Elon University’s Writing Across the University Program supports the teaching and learning of writing across campus by offering a range of resources and activities.

Continuing the work of Elon’s Writing Excellence Initiative, WAU helps faculty across the disciplines integrate robust writing pedagogies into their classes through faculty development workshops, summer writing institutes, writing pedagogy grants, disciplinary writing consultants, and individual consultations.

The WAU also supports the professional writing of faculty and staff by organizing writing groups and offering in-person and online writing boot camps. To encourage faculty to conduct research into writing in their disciplines, we also provide support designing writing research projects, writing IRB applications, and by offering summer writing scholarship grants in support of this work.

The WAU has its own active ongoing research agenda as well, with multiple professional presentations and publications emerging out of our efforts to support the teaching and learning of writing across campus.

Please visit our Writing Excellence Initiative page to learn more about our efforts to prepare every Elon student to be an excellent writer. Here you can find the writing outcomes developed by every major, the Core curriculum, and Student Life; review a snapshot of the culture of writing and infrastructure we’ve created to support student writing; and read about some of the ways faculty provide students excellent writing instruction across the disciplines.

Dr. Paula Rosinski is the director of the Writing Across the University Program.