University of Vermont

Writing in the Disciplines Program

UVM WID: WID Institute

Tenth Annual WID Institute

Tuesday through Friday, May 15-17, 2018; 9 am - 3 pm & May 18, 9 am through lunch

Through the institute, participants will explore how writing opportunities can enhance student learning. Institute activities will also encourage participants to reflect on their own writing experiences in order to better shape students’ writing experiences. Participants will have opportunities to share their work with colleagues during the following academic year and will have priority in receiving additional WID support as they implement and reflect on their courses.

The WID Institute will be facilitated by Susanmarie Harrington, Director of the Writing in the Disciplines Program.

Interested in other professional development opportunities through Writing in the Disciplines? Check out our events calendar!

Our four-day institute will address topics such as:

  • Reading and writing in the disciplines and professions
  • Scaffolding assignments and other course activities
  • Connecting reading, writing, and course expectations
  • Assessing and responding to writing
  • Developing as teachers and writers

Participants will:

  • Have access to tailored follow-up activities for and with participants throughout the academic year
  • Explore opportunities to share work with colleagues, locally and nationally
  • Learn from colleagues who are innovative teachers
  • Have the opportunity to participate in the WID Undergraduate Mentor Program, which attaches experienced undergraduate writing tutors to writing-intensive courses for majors
  • Be eligible to apply for a course-implementation grant


Up to 15 faculty participants will be selected by application to participate in the institute: apply here by April 27th. Questions? Contact

Writing in the Disciplines Program • 302 Bailey/Howe Library • Burlington, VT 05405

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