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) which include a monthly stipend and full tuition remission.
Program Assistants facilitate workshops, develop materials, assist with administrative tasks, and work on additional projects. Please see position description and application directions for more information.
Miller Writing Center
Miller Writing Center consultants are the primary providers of support to student writing at Auburn University. Consultants assist clients with writing projects through one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions. Applications are due February 15 for positions beginning in the fall. Please see the position description and application directions for more information.
Front Desk Representative
Miller Writing Center front desk representatives help students make accounts and schedule appointments in the online scheduling system; provide assistance to students visiting the writing center; and promote the writing center through class presentations, information tables, and other events. Applications are due February 15 for positions beginning in the fall. Please see the position description and application directions for more information.
Student assistants help setup for events, gather data, and assist with administrative tasks. Depending on experience and skill, they may develop print and digital materials, distribute surveys, and write copy for promotional materials. Please see position description and application directions for more information.
Positions For Faculty
Academy for Writing: Integrating ePortfolios
University Writing is pleased to announce the first of two summer 2021 Academies for Writing. This Academy will be devoted to helping faculty integrate ePortfolios or their components into a single course. Participants will learn strategies for 1) critical thinking through reflection; 2) visual literacy; 3) technical competency; 4) ethical literacy; and 5) effective communication. This Academy is limited to 24 participants. The Academy will take place on June 7, 9, 11, and 14, 2021 from 8 a.m.-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. Contact us for information on future Academy opportunities.
Academy for Writing: Integrating High Impact Practices
University Writing is pleased to announce the second of two summer 2021 Academies for Writing. This academy provides faculty the time and resources for integrating high-impact writing and communication instruction, including ePortfolios, into programs or majors, creating ePortfolio curriculum to support other HIPs(such as internships, study abroad programs, or undergraduate research), using HIPs (such as ePortfolios) to drive undergraduate professional development and career placement, or designing curriculum to support discipline-specific writing or communication skills. The Academy will provide structured support for faculty to design materials to support students’ demonstration of learning and competence. We invite applications from departmental or program teams consisting of 3–4 faculty or administrative professionals who have significant contact with students. The Academy will consist of 9 half-day workshop/discussion sessions with faculty from University Writing occurring between May 2021 and August 2021 with implementation between fall 2021 and fall 2022. Click here to view the full call for applications, which provides more details on the Academy, the application process, compensation, and requirements. Contact us for information on future Academy opportunities.
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 – Southeastern 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