For Junior Year Writing Instructors
The Junior-Year Writing Program is committed to providing JYW instructors with a variety of teaching support and resources. Throughout the academic year, the JYWP hosts several instructional support workshops, focused on diverse topics related to teaching writing-intensive courses at UMass. In addition to workshops, we offer one-on-one support with the JYWP coordinator. JYW Instructors can also access an online teaching resource database which includes sample assignments, student writing, and syllabi submitted by and for JYW instructors. If you would like to contribute to the online database, please send your materials for possible inclusion to our JYWP coordinator. As a JYW Instructor, if you have students whose writing you feel is exemplary of undergraduate writing in your field, please consider recommending their work for the Charles Moran Best Text Contest.
If you are interested in proposing a new JYW course, adding a JYW designation to an existing course, or completing a Quinquennial review of your current JYW course, we have further information about University requirements for a JYW course, and proposals can be submitted through the UMass Course and Curriculum Management System.