WID Institute

As faculty develop their course syllabus during WID's Annual Institute, they explore how writing opportunities can enhance student learning. Institute activities encourage participants to reflect on their own writing experiences in order to better shape students’ writing experiences. Participants 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 is facilitated by Susanmarie Harrington, Director of the Writing in the Disciplines Program.

The four-day institute addresses 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


  • 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 Mentor Program, which attaches experienced undergraduate writing tutors to writing-intensive courses for majors
  • Are eligible to apply for a course-implementation grant

Events Calendar

12th Annual WID Institute

May 12 - 15, 2020

302D Howe Memorial Library
Fulwiler Room

Up to 13 faculty participants are selected by application to participate in the Institute.  Applications are called for early in the spring semester and are due in April.  The exact dates will be announced in the spring.