W Teaching Orientation

Join us for an overview of university-wide expectations for W courses and a discussion of pragmatic strategies for making writing-intensive courses across the disciplines more engaging, effective, and inclusive. All faculty and staff who are teaching any course that involves writing are invited to join us. This orientation is required for all graduate students who intend to teach or assist with a W course or lab.


Wednesday, May 10, 1-2:30pm, 2023

Register for this online only session: https://fins.uconn.edu/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=2809

After you register, you will be sent a link that can be used to access the online session.


Thursday, August 24, 10am-noon, 2023, Heritage Room, Level 4, Babbidge Library, Storrs Campus

Register for this in-person only session here: https://fins.uconn.edu/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=2810


Before attending either the online or in-person session, please watch the following 2 videos:

1. Overview of W Course Basic Expectations: https://kaltura.uconn.edu/media/W+Teaching+Orientation+-+Dec+2022/1_bvmgd3fe
In here I refer to the W Course Guidelines articulated by the University Senate, which you can find here: https://geoc.uconn.edu/writing-competency/
2. UConn students reflect on faculty feedback: https://ritm.initiative.uconn.edu/narratives/