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 will 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 begins with a week-long intensive seminar, The Art of Teaching Writing. This year, the seminar was held from June 6–10, 2016 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 completed a detailed draft of the materials for their R&C courses.

During Fall 2016, fellows will attend monthly meetings together and post occasional comments to the Art of Teaching Writing blog. In December, students will also attend a daylong seminar to discuss their teaching experiences and reflect on ways to improve teaching writing on the Berkeley campus.

2016 Fellows with Professor Joseph Harris at the conclusion of this year's inaugural Summer Institute.

2016 Fellows with Professor Joseph Harris at the conclusion of this year's inaugural Summer Institute.

Faculty & Speakers

The June 2016 Seminar on the Art of Teaching Writing was 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.

Linda Adler-Kassner, Associate Dean Undergraduate Education, Professor of Writing Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Tom Fox, Professor of English, Director of Northern California Writing Project, California State University, Chico

Jonathan Alexander, Professor of English, Education, and Gender & Sexuality Studies, Director, Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication, UC Irvine

Asao B. Inoue, Director of University Writing, Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Tacoma

Ramón Martínez, Assistant Professor of Education, Race and Education, Stanford University

Kris D. Gutiérrez, Professor of Language, Literacy and Culture, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

Ryan Sloan, Teacher of College Writing, UC Berkeley

Glynda Hull, Professor of Language Literacy and Culture, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

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

 

2016 Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Art of Writing Fellows

Caroline Lemak Brickman, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Alexandra Brostoff, Comparative Literature

Alexandra Bush, Film and Media

Ramya Janandharan, Ethnic Studies

Taylor Johnston, Comparative Literature

Evan Klavon, English

Kathryn Elizabeth Levine, French

Suzanne Li Puma, Rhetoric

Isobel Palmer, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Marion Phillips, French

Luke Terlaak Poot, English

Daniel Valella, English

Irene Yoon, English