The Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Graduate Student Fellowship in the Art of Teaching Writing is a grant designed to provide graduate students teaching Reading and Composition courses in Fall 2021 the opportunity to improve existing and develop new pedagogical skills and practices. Twelve students each receive a $2000 stipend to participate in a seminar led by Joseph Harris, a leading scholar in composition studies.
The 2021 Koshland Seminar will be held remotely. The seminar runs for two weeks from Monday, May 24, through Friday, June 4 (with the Memorial Day long weekend off). Participants need to have access on those dates to reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace for selected hours in both the mornings and afternoons. Participants should also plan to do an hour or two of reading and writing each evening.
During the Fall 2021 semester, students are required to attend monthly meetings of the seminar and to post occasional comments to the Art of Teaching Writing blog. In December, students will attend a seminar to discuss their teaching experiences and reflect on ways to improve teaching writing on the Berkeley campus.
The seminar is led by Professor Joseph Harris, who directs the composition program at the University of Delaware. Harris has written or edited four books on teaching writing, including Rewriting: How to Do Things with Texts, and A Teaching Subject: Composition Since 1966. He has also edited CCC, the leading journal in writing studies, and the Studies in Writing and Rhetoric book series. Before coming to Delaware, he directed the writing programs at the University of Pittsburgh and Duke University.
UC Berkeley graduate students who have taught at least 1 semester but not more than 6 semesters of Reading and Composition (R1A, R1B, R5A, R5B). Applicants should plan to teach R&C in Fall 2021. Students who fully expect to be assigned an R&C course but whose department has not yet assigned R&C courses may apply, but will not be eligible to receive the award if not assigned a Fall 2021 R&C course.
Each fellow receives a $2000 stipend to participate in a seminar led by Joseph Harris, a leading scholar in composition studies.