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The Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Graduate Student Fellowship

Application Deadline: 
Friday, Apr 6th 2018

The Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Graduate Student Fellowship in the Art of Teaching Writing is a grant designed to provide graduate students teaching Reading and Composition courses in Fall 2018 the opportunity to improve existing and to develop new pedagogical skills and practices. Thirteen 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. The seminar will be held from June 4–8, 2018 at the Townsend Center for the Humanities. In the mornings, students learn about best practices for designing writing courses and for working with student writers. In the afternoons, students join 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 will have completed a detailed draft of the syllabus and materials for their R&C courses. 

During the Fall 2018 semester, students are required to attend monthly meetings of the seminar and to post occasional comments to the Art of Teaching Writing blog. In December, students will attend a seminar to discuss their teaching experiences and reflect on ways to improve teaching writing on the Berkeley campus.

Applications are due by April 6th, 2018. Find more information and the application forms here. Please send applications and questions to Ramona Naddaff, Art of Writing Director, at artofwriting@berkeley.edu.