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 months) to support the Office of University Writing, the Miller Writing Center, and the ePortfolio Project. Because we like to keep assistants more than one year if possible, our hiring needs are variable, but we will begin to REVIEW APPLICATIONS on March 15 for assistantships starting in the summer. Check with us prior to this due date about our specific needs.
ePortfolio Project Program Assistant (application deadline passed): Position Description and Application Directions
Communications & Marketing Graduate Assistant (application deadline passed): Position Description and Application Directions
Miller Writing Center Program Assistant (application deadline passed): Position Description and Application Directions
The Office of University Writing also offers internships. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE each year on November 1 for spring internships and on April 1 for fall internships. Contact us if you are interested in a summer internship.
Communications & Marketing Student Intern (now accepting applictions): Position Description and Application Directions
ePortfolio Project Student Intern (now accepting applications): 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 15 for summer fellowships that begin on the first day of Summer I classes.
Summer Fellowship (currently unavailable): 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 March 1 for positions starting in August. We are not hiring new staff for the Spring 2019 semester.
Positions For Faculty
Academy for Writing: Teaching with Writing
The Office of University Writing is hosting its inaugural summer Academy for Writing, a new program devoted to the effective use of writing in disciplinary courses. The summer 2019 Academy will focus on teaching with writing: the notion that writing assignments can be a vehicle for disciplinary teaching and learning. Participants will learn strategies for designing, scaffolding, and evaluating a writing assignment, ultimately producing assignment prompts relevant to disciplinary content, writing activities or materials that scaffold learning in support of major assignments, peer review protocols, and assignment rubrics. Participation in the Academy is limited to 24 participants who have completed the Biggio Center’s Course (Re)Design Seminar, or plan to complete it in summer of 2019. The Academy will take place on July 15, 17, 19, and 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Click here to view the full call for applications, which provides more details on the Academy, the application process, compensation, and requirements. Applications are accepted now through Mar. 1, 2019. Click here to apply.
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. Click here to view the current list of ePortfolio committee members.
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 ePortfolio Review
- 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)
- Young Scholars in Writing