Apply now: Maroon Institute for Writing Excellence


February 13, 2014

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The Maroon & Write QEP Office is pleased to offer the Maroon Institute for Writing Excellence (MIWE) in June. The MIWE is designed to introduce writing-to-learn strategies for use in the classroom. During this three-week interactive workshop, participants will receive guidance in revising syllabi and creating relevant writing assignments.

Participants will meet 1-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 5-26. All participants will be expected to attend all sessions and complete assigned readings and writings. Participation in the 2014 MIWE requires faculty to incorporate a formal writing assignment into a class during the 2014-2015 academic year and to utilize the Maroon & Write rubric to evaluate the writing. Results from the rubric scores will be incorporated into the overall Maroon & Write project.

The MIWE is open to all full-time faculty members at the rank of instructor and above who are scheduled to teach undergraduate courses during the 2014-2015 year. Registration is limited, and preference will be given to faculty teaching a sophomore- or junior-level course that has not traditionally incorporated a writing assignment.

Additional eligibility requirements and expectations of participation are available on the MIWE application. The application is online at www.qep.msstate.edu/pdf/MIWEApplication2.4.14.pdf.

Applications may be mailed or submitted electronically, but must be received by March 7.

For more information about the MIWE, please contact either Deborah Lee at dlee@library.msstate.edu or Ann Spurlock at spurlock@english.msstate.edu.

Learn more about the QEP at http://qep.msstate.edu.