University of Vermont

Writing in the Disciplines Program

UVM WID: Programming


The Writing in the Disciplines Program offers programming throughout the year open to all faculty and graduate students who teach. We also provide special programming tailored to the needs of our school and departmental partners. To learn about and register for specific upcoming programs, visit our Events Calendar.

WID's programming includes:

Open Programming

Throughout the academic year, we offer short workshops on writing, teaching, and learning that stress practical approaches to using writing in courses well. These workshops are a wonderful way to meet colleagues from across campus and participate in lively conversation. Past topics include responding to writing, informal writing, peer review, and designing assignments.

Mini Institute

The Mini Institute provides support for faculty interested in teaching and writing, focusing on a variety of topics. Participants in each Mini Institute learn practical teaching techniques and implement those techniques during working time. The groups meet three times during the semester at a mutually convenient time, with a possible follow-up the following semester, for breakfast or lunch. Participation is by application.

WID Institute

The WID Institute is a four-day intensive program held in May that supports faculty developing or revising an undergraduate course in the major with a significant writing component. Through the Institute, participants integrate writing into their course, focusing on enhancing student learning. Participants also have priority in receiving additional WID support as they implement their courses. Participation is by application and is limited to 15. For more information on the next Institute, visit our WID Institute page.

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

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