Here is a list of questions often asked related to teaching in the FWIS program.
We welcome your repeated participation in the seminar, though you are eligible to receive the stipend only once.
If I decide to teach a FWIS instead of a departmental course, will my department be compensated to hire a replacement instructor?
Replacement funding for core departmental courses is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
My department has a large 100- or 200-level survey class. Can I teach an independent section of this course as a FWIS?
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.)