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FAQ - FWIS

Answering Frequent Questions from FWIS Instructors

FAQs

Here is a list of questions often asked related to teaching in the FWIS program.

Yes. Students receive assistance through individual consultation and should make their appointments.

We welcome your repeated participation in the seminar, though you are eligible to receive the stipend only once.

Replacement funding for core departmental courses is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

Yes. It will require a new course number under the FWIS designation. FWIS courses cannot be cross-listed. The course also will have to meet the communication-intensive learning goals of the FWIS program.

All new FWIS course proposals are discussed by a committee composed of tenure-track and non tenure-track faculty from the Program in Writing and Communication and its Faculty Advisory Board. Proposals are also reviewed by the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. This process ensures that FWIS courses are content-driven, communication-intensive, rigorous, and appropriate for first-year students.

In November a call goes out on PRES-FAC for new FWIS course proposals for the next academic year. Course proposals are due in mid-December. (Note that the deadline for graduate students' FWIS course proposals occurs in the spring semester.)

Not necessarily. Faculty who elect to have a TA will be assigned a graduate student trained to teach writing and communication.