Bryna Siegel Finer and Gloria Park, faculty members in the English Department, received a mini-grant from the IUP Center for Teaching Excellence. The grant will allow them to purchase resources for a cross-disciplinary teaching circle and to further develop writing pedagogy across the university.
The main purpose of the teaching circle is discussion of issues and ideas about teaching writing in classes across the curriculum. Support from the Center for Teaching Excellence will allow the group to purchase current WAC/WID texts for discussion and pedagogical development. The grant will also allow the faculty group to offer a WAC workshop highlighting pedagogical ideas and strategies employed in accommodating English as an Additional Language (EAL) students courses that require writing. This focused workshop is a timely and critical topic as the university continues to admit EAL students from around the world.