Art of Writing Summer Institute

The Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Graduate Student Fellowship in the Art of Teaching Writing provides graduate students teaching Reading & Composition courses the opportunity to improve existing and develop new pedagogical skills and practices. Twelve students each receive a $2,000 stipend to participate in a seminar led by Joseph Harris, a leading scholar in compositional studies.

The Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Graduate Student Fellowship began with a week-long intensive seminar, The Art of Teaching Writing. The seminar was held from June 5–9, 2017 at the Townsend Center for the Humanities. In the mornings, students learned about best practices for designing writing courses and working with student writers. In the afternoons, students joined in conversations with distinguished scholars in writing studies on such topics as the aims of first-year writing courses, teaching in a global and multilingual culture, the impact of digital literacies, and writing beyond the university. At the end of the week, students complete a detailed draft of the materials for their R&C courses.

During Fall 2017, fellows continue the conversation through monthly meetings and social media. In December, students attend a final seminar with Joseph Harris to discuss their teaching experiences and reflect on ways to improve teaching writing on the Berkeley campus.

2017 Koshland Fellows with Joe Harris

2017 Koshland Fellows with Joe Harris

Faculty & Speakers

The June 2017 Seminar on the Art of Teaching Writing will be led by Professor Joseph Harris, who directs the Composition Program at the University of Delaware. Harris has written or edited four books on teaching writing, including Rewriting: How to Do Things with Texts, and A Teaching Subject: Composition Since 1966. He has also edited CCC, the leading journal in writing studies, and the Studies in Writing and Rhetoric book series. Before coming to Delaware, he directed the writing programs at the University of Pittsburgh and Duke University.

Mary Soliday, Professor of English Language and Literature, San Francisco State University

Jennifer Trainor, Professor of English Language and Literature, San Francisco State University

Michael Cohen, Associate Teaching Professor of African American Studies and African Diaspora Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Ryan Sloan, Lecturer, College Writing Programs, University of California, Berkeley

Michelle Baptiste, Lecturer, College Writing Programs, University of California, Berkeley

 

2017 Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Art of Writing Fellows

Jennifer Blaylock, Film & Media Studies

Howard Fisher, Comparative Literature

Jordan Greenwald, Comparative Literature

Ryan Ikeda, Rhetoric

Lisa Wells Jacobson, Film &  Media Studies

Marianne Kaletzky, Comparative Literature

Alan Kluegel, Legal Studies

Aileen Liu, English

Shokoofeh Rajabzadeh, English

Julia Shatz, History

Jonathan Shelley, English

Jeremy Soh, Anthropology

Sarah A. Whitt, Ethnic Studies