University of Vermont

Writing in the Disciplines Program

UVM WID: WID Institute

WID Institute

Ninth Annual WID Institute

Tuesday through Thursday, May 16-18, 9:00-3:00, and Friday, May 19, 9:00-12:30

The WID Institute supports faculty who are developing or revising a course in which writing and research play an important role. This yearÂ’s institute will have a special focus on information literacy and will be facilitated by Daisy Benson, Library Instruction Coordinator and Daniel DeSanto, Information Literacy Librarian.

Through the institute, participants will integrate information literacy, research, and writing into a course in order to enhance student learning. Institute activities will also encourage participants to reflect on their own research and writing experiences in order to better shape studentsÂ’ experiences. Because of the special emphasis on information literacy this year, faculty working with upper level undergraduates and graduate students, and those developing new course are especially encouraged to apply.

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.

Our three-and-a-half-day institute will address topics such as:

  • Information Literacy, writing, and reading in the disciplines and professions
  • Scaffolding assignments and other course activities
  • Developing information literacy assignments beyond the traditional research paper
  • Connecting reading, writing, information literacy and course expectations
  • Helping students develop their capacity for information literacy in your discipline
  • Assessing and responding to student work
  • Developing as teachers of information literacy

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
  • Build lasting relationships with librarians
  • Have the opportunity to participate in the WID Undergraduate Mentor Program, which attaches experienced undergraduate writing tutors to writing-intensive courses for majors
  • Receive a professional development stipend


Up to 10 faculty participants will be selected by application to participate in the institute. To apply, complete the Application form via Lime Survey by April 14th.

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

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