The WID Mentor Program attaches experienced writing tutors from the Undergraduate Writing Center to undergraduate classes that engage students in disciplinary-based writing. Mentors are matched with courses in a discipline they have experience with or that is similar to their own. These mentors provide additional writing support to faculty and students in the course.

Support for Faculty

WID mentors are a resource for faculty who want to incorporate writing in their courses more effectively. They can provide insights into students’ experiences with writing assignments and activities, leading to more effective instructional practices. 

Support for Students

WID mentors provide additional writing support to students through individual conferences, facilitated peer review, and group or class workshops to help students become more proficient in writing and thinking in the discipline.

Depending on your plan, mentors may:

  • Help you plan writing assignments or activities
  • Provide feedback on assignments, rubrics, and other course materials
  • Give presentations or facilitate workshops related to writing or information literacy
  • Connect with subject area librarians to support information literacy work
  • Hold drop-in writing workshops shortly before assignments are due

How to Participate

Faculty can submit requests for a possible WID Mentor match for the coming semester through the last day of the current semester. A limited number of placements are available dependent on schedules, mentor disciplines, and capacity. Interested instructors must submit a request for the program in order to be considered for a Mentor.  Priority is given to instructors who demonstrate commitment to helping students improve as writers and who have participated in professional development around student writing. Please submit the form as soon as you are able, and we'll be in touch soon!