There are several ways for students and faculty to get involved in Auburn’s Writing Initiative. Here we include:
- positions with the Office of University Writing
- directions for volunteering to serve on committees
- calls for contests and papers
- conferences relevant to the writing initiative
- publishing opportunities for students and faculty
Positions For Students
The Office of University Writing offers full-time graduate assistantships (20 hours per week, 12 month) to support the Office of University Writing, the Miller Writing Center, the ePortfolio Project, as well as graduate research assistantships connected to our research on writing and the ePortfolio Project assessment. Because we like to keep assistants more than one year if possible, our hiring needs are variable, but APPLICATIONS ARE DUE on March 15th for assistantships starting in the summer. Check with us prior to this due date about our specific needs.
Office of University Writing Program Assistant: Position Description and Application Directions
Miller Writing Center Program Assistant: Position Description and Application Directions
ePortfolio Project Program Assistant: Position Description and Application Directions (currently unavailable)
Office of University Writing Research Assistant: Position Description and Application Directions
The Office of University Writing offers undergraduate communication internships. Interns begin in unpaid positions limited to 10 hours per week. Successful interns may be offered a paid internship to develop a specific project. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE each year on November 1st for spring internships and on April 1st for fall internships. Contact us if you are interested in a summer internships.
Communications Student Intern: Position Description and Application Directions
The Office of University Writing and the ePortfolio Project offer Summer Graduate Fellowships for various short-term projects like web content development, interviews, curriculum development, editing, and research support. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE on March 15th for summer fellowships that begin on the first day of Summer I classes.
Summer Fellowship: Position Description and Application Directions
Miller Writing Center
The Miller Writing Center welcomes applications from all Auburn students (undergraduate and graduate) from any major to serve as peer writing consultants. Consultants work with writers from all majors and disciplines and are trained to work with all kinds of writing and all kinds of writers. We also have opportunities for undergraduate front desk workers. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE on October 1st for positions starting in January and on March 1st for positions starting in August.
ePortfolio Ambassadors are the student voice of the ePortfolio Project. They help promote the use of ePortfolios by making their own ePortfolios and by helping other students and faculty to do the same. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE on March 20th for leadership opportunities through the ePortfolio Project Ambassador program.
Positions For Faculty
University Writing Committee Representatives
The University Writing Committee (UWC) has faculty representatives from each College and both an undergraduate and graduate student representative. Faculty interested in serving on the UWC should volunteer through the University Senate. Faculty serve a three-year term and may be reappointed for a second term. Undergraduates interested in serving should contact the incoming Student Government Association president in the spring term to express their interest in serving the following academic year. The graduate student representative is appointed by the President of the Graduate Student Council each year. The UWC meets about once a month on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
ePortfolio Project Committees
Faculty and students are included on each of the ePortfolio Project committees. More information on these committees will be posted here.
Contests and Calls
Writing contests and calls for papers are available on local and national levels. Click on one of the links below to find out more information about these opportunities:
Auburn University Contests and Calls
National Contests and Calls
There are many academic conferences related to writing. If you are interested in learning about writing research that has been conducted nationwide or presenting your own work, visit one of the following links:
- AAEEBL – Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning
- Auburn Writers Conference
- CCCC – Conference of College Composition and Communication
- IWAC – International Writing Across the Curriculum
- IWCA – International Writing Centers Association
- NCPTW – National Association on Peer Tutoring in Writing
- SWCA – Southeast Writing Center Association
Academic publications are always in search of scholarship on writing from students and faculty. If you are interested in publishing your work, visit one of the following sites to learn about specific submission guidelines:
- AAEEBL Learner
- IJEP – International Journal of ePortfolios
- The Writing Center Journal
- The Writing Lab Newsletter
- Auburn Speaks
- Praxis – A Writing Center Journal
- AUJUS – Auburn University Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship (exclusive to undergraduate students)
- Double Helix – A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing (exclusive to faculty)