The Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Graduate Student Fellowship in the Art of Teaching Writing provides graduate students teaching Reading & Composition courses the opportunity to improve existing and develop new pedagogical skills and practices. Twelve students each receive a $2000 stipend to participate in a seminar led by Joseph Harris, a leading scholar in compositional studies.
The Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Graduate Student Fellowship began with a week-long intensive seminar, The Art of Teaching Writing. The seminar was held remotely from May 26–June 5, 2020. In the mornings, students learned about best practices for designing writing courses and working with student writers. In the afternoons, students joined in conversations with distinguished scholars in writing studies on such topics as digitally mediated instruction and socially just assessment and evaluation. At the end of the week, students complete a detailed draft of the materials for their R&C courses.
During Fall 2020, fellows continue the conversation through monthly meetings and social media. In December, students attend a final seminar with Joseph Harris to discuss their teaching experiences and reflect on ways to improve teaching writing on the Berkeley campus.
Faculty & Speakers
The 2020 Seminar on the Art of Teaching Writing will be led by Professor Joseph Harris, who directs the Composition Program at the University of Delaware. Harris has written or edited four books on teaching writing, including Rewriting: How to Do Things with Texts, and A Teaching Subject: Composition Since 1966. He has also edited CCC, the leading journal in writing studies, and the Studies in Writing and Rhetoric book series. Before coming to Delaware, he directed the writing programs at the University of Pittsburgh and Duke University.
Mya Poe, Associate Professor of English, Northeastern University
Shelley Rodrigo, Associate Director of the Writing Program, Online Writing, and Associate Writing Specialist, University of Arizona
2020 Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Art of Writing Fellows
Dinah Lensing-Sharp, Comparative Literature
Lida Zeitlin Wu, Film & Media
Pê Feijo, Rhetoric
Elisa Russian, Italian
David Lau, Rhetoric
Lisa Sang-Mi Min, Anthropology
John Mundell, African American & African Diaspora Studies
Katie Bondy, English
Anna Zaret, Legal Studies
Michelle Ripplinger, English
Patrick Lyons, French
Dominick Lawton, Slavic Languages & Literatures