For Writing Instructors
Graduate Teaching Associates’ job in the Writing Program is to provide excellent writing instruction for undergraduates at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, especially its first-year students. The UMass Writing Program strives to develop the best possible curricula, and we do that by offering continued support for our instructors through on-going professional development and always-developing resources.
Our Teaching Associates participate in all aspects of our curriculum: from serving as editors of our textbooks, to actively planning new curricula and materials, to participating in committees focused on writing and technology or writing and social justice. Teaching Associates can apply to be part of our social justice and technology fellow groups, where they meet to discuss the theory and practice of writing alongside these topics. We offer small grants to fund the development of cutting-edge classroom lessons and projects.