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Special Project Money
In the continuing effort to enhance your teaching, instructors are encouraged to apply forspecial project grants to develop an innovative project or approach for your 112 classes. Past projects funded by the Writing Program include audio recordings of student essays, printed posters of essays, a variety of class books, materials to produce photo essays, and guest speakers.
To apply for special project money, first read our "Call for Special Project Requests."
The Technology Fellows are a group of graduate students selected each year to explore how technology can enhance the writing classroom. Participants explore a wide range of both technologial and pedagogical issues by reading current scholarship and engaging in bi-weekly discussions that look at the roles technologies play in the teaching of writing. More information can be found here.
Fellows are selected in the spring for the following academic year. If you're interested in applying, contact Haivan Hoang.
Depending on funding, each Spring the Writing Program offers several 200-level Experimental Writing Workshops.Teachers in the Writing Program are invited to submit a proposal to teach one of these workshops. The courses are taken Pass/Fail and capped at 12 students. Since the Program encourages team-taught courses, they also provide instructors with experience in collaboration. Examples of past workshops include: Collaborative Writing; Experimenting with Text in Writing and Art; This Amherst Life; Writing Narratives for Radio; The Graphic Novel; Digital Storytelling; Poetry in Performance (click here for spring 2011 offerings). Experimental Writing students showcase their work at the annual Celebration of Writing.
To propose a workshop, first read our "Call for Experimental Writing Workshop Proposals."