Art of Writing Curriculum Grant

Art of Writing at the Townsend Center for the Humanities invites proposals from teams composed of a UC Berkeley ladder faculty member and a PhD student for undergraduate courses to be offered in 2018–19. Generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and an anonymous donor, Art of Writing seminars have two main goals. First, they aim to develop undergraduate students’ advanced writing and communication skills with attention to style and critical argumentation. Second, they broaden the professional and intellectual education of doctoral candidates by providing them mentorship in the art and skill of teaching writing.

The Art of Writing Curriculum Grant is designed to aid in the creation of new undergraduate writing courses. Each course should be devoted to a specific theme and should offer undergraduates the opportunity to write in a variety of genres. Courses focused on multimedia composition, interdisciplinary topics, and contemporary events and innovations are especially welcomed. We particularly encourage submissions from departments underrepresented in our seminar offerings.

If awarded the grant, the faculty member and Graduate Student Instructor will be expected to teach an undergraduate seminar capped at 15 students.

The Art of Writing Curriculum Grant will provide the graduate student with $2500 in GSR funding to work with the faculty member in developing the new course. Up to $2500 in funding for course enhancements will be made available by request. When the host departments have listed the course, funds for one course release for the faculty member and full funding for the GSI will be provided.

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 | 5:00 pm