The Faculty Seminar on the Teaching of Writing

The Faculty Seminar on the Teaching of Writing is a four-day seminar offered to faculty members from across schools and disciplines that teach undergraduates at UVA. This year's Summer seminar will be held from May 31-June 3, 2022. Up to twenty participants will be chosen to attend this seminar, which is designed to assist faculty in developing effective writing instruction in any subject. The mode of delivery—in-person or Zoom—will be determined later, based on participants’ preference.

Faculty who complete the seminar will each receive $2,000 in research and professional development funding. 

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the seminar will be led by faculty in the Writing and Rhetoric Program, who will share research on the teaching of writing, respond to course syllabi and assignments, and facilitate discussion among participants. The purpose of the seminar is to help faculty across disciplines design and teach courses—such as those that meet writing requirements in various schools and departments—in ways that draw on research about effective writing instruction.

Faculty who participate in the seminar will be expected to design or revise a writing-enhanced course that they plan to teach within the next two years.

A brief one-page application (which includes an abbreviated CV) can be found here. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 18, 2022.

Questions about the seminar may be directed to T. Kenny Fountain at

The Office of the Provost encourages you to apply to partake in this excellent opportunity to improve undergraduate writing at UVA.