Faculty Awarded University Writing Project Stipends

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penEach May, the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center invites faculty to participate in a day-long workshop on “Designing a Writing-Enhanced Course,” led by English professor Brad Peters. They learn best practices in preventing plagiarism, encouraging revision, fostering critical thinking, lightening the paper load, and grading. Attendees have received a stipend of $250 from Vision 2020 funds to select and develop a course, using the most effective methods of assignment design.

Workshop participants also have the opportunity to receive a follow-up stipend of $250 from Vision 2020, by applying what they have learned and submitting a set of class papers to the University Writing Project.

This year’s list of 21 faculty participants came from 5 colleges and 14 academic units. They include:  Wendy Bostwick (School of Nursing and Health Studies), David Buller (Department of Philosphy), James Byrd (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures), Barbara Cuppett (School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences), Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail (Center for Southeast Asian Studies), Lynn Hermann (School of Nursing and Health Studies), Helen Nagata (School of Art), Peter Olson (Art Museum), Ozlem Ozkanli (Department of Management), William Penrod (Department of Special and Early Education), Catherine Raymond (School of Art), Janet Reynolds (Department of Sociology), Carolyn Riley (Department of Literacy Education), Susan Schaub (School of Nursing and Health Studies), S. Adam Seagrave (Department of Political Science), Jie Song (Department of Geography), Gary Swick (Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations), Molly Swick (Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations), Ann Van Dijk (School of Art), Richard Wozniak (Department of Marketing), and Robin Young (Department of Special and Early Education).

Previous workshop participants who have received follow-up stipends from Vision 2020 include Sheila Barrett (School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences), Kristen Borre (Department of Anthropology), Ximena Burgin (Office of Research, Evaluation and Policy Studies), Ross Corbett (Department of Political Science), Michele Crase (Department of Environmental Health and Safety), Elisa Fredericks (Department of Marketing), Kristin Huffine (Latino Resource Center),  Jin Jung (Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education), Heidi Koenig (Division of Public Administration), Mary Elaine Koren (School of Nursing and Health Studies), Robert Reichle (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures), Hidetada Shimizu (Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations), Ursula Sullivan (Department of Marketing), Morse Tan (College of Law), Sheela Vemu (Department of Biological Sciences), Jim Wilson (Department of Geography), and Sandra Wolf (School of Nursing and Health Studies).  They represent 5 colleges and 16 academic units.

Congratulations to all!  For more information about the workshop on “Designing a Writing-Enhanced Course,” please contact Professor Brad Peters (Department of English) at 815-753-6601 or bpeters@niu.edu.

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