Faculty Support

Spring 2017 Faculty Learning Community: 

In this Faculty Learning Community, participants will develop strategies to support student writers in their courses. We'll explore in particular the writing backgrounds and needs of Fresno State's diverse student body. Participants will also develop and share classroom activities that draw on best practices in writing instruction. $200 of professional development money will be available to participants who attend 4 of 5 workshops. All are welcome to attend individual workshops without registering for the FLC.


Workshop 1: Scaffolding and Designing Writing Assignments (special workshop by Dr. Dan Melzer from UC Davis; February 17 from 11AM-2:30PM in HML 2108).

Workshop 2: Demystifying Your Discipline's Writing Conventions 

  • Monday, Feb. 27 from 10AM to 12PM (HML 2132)
  • Thursday, March 2 from 2-4PM (HML 2132)

Workshop 3: Responding to Student Writing (special workshop by Dr. Kelly Ritter from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Friday, March 10 from 1:30-3:30 PM in HML 2108)--RSVP here.

Workshop 4: The Writing Process and Low-Stakes Writing 

  • Monday, March 27 from 10AM to 12PM (HML 2132)
  • Thursday, March 30 from 2-4PM (HML 2132)

Workshop 5: Peer Review Strategies 

  • Monday, April 17 from 10AM to 12PM (HML 2132)
  • Thursday, April 20 from 2-4PM (HML 1222)

Apply here!

Individual Consultations

Email Tom McNamara to schedule an individual consultation. Individual consultations can focus on syllabus and assignment design, peer review and workshop strategies, and classroom activities that foster effective student writing.