Summer Writing Institute and Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Art of Teaching Writing Fellowship

The Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Art of Teaching Writing Fellowship is a grant designed to provide graduate students teaching Reading and Composition courses in Fall 2022 the opportunity to improve existing and develop new pedagogical skills and practices. Twelve students each receive a $2000 stipend to participate in the Summer Writing Institute, led by Joseph Harris, a leading scholar in composition studies.

The 2022 Summer Writing Institute meets in person from Monday, May 23, through Friday, May 27 (9 am to 5 pm). Participants should also plan to do an hour or two of reading and writing each evening.

During the Fall 2022 semester, Koshland Fellows are required to attend monthly meetings and to post occasional comments to the Art of Teaching Writing blog. The semester concludes with a special seminar in December at which students discuss their teaching experiences and reflect on ways to improve the teaching of writing on the Berkeley campus.

The Summer Writing Institute is led by Joseph Harris, who directs the composition program at the University of Delaware. Professor 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 arriving at Delaware, he directed the writing programs at the University of Pittsburgh and Duke University.

Eligibility

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 2022. 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 2022 R&C course.

Grant Provision

Each fellow receives a $2000 stipend to participate in the Summer Writing Institute, led by Joseph Harris, a leading scholar in composition studies.

Deadline

Summer Writing Institute and Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Art of Teaching Writing Fellowship