The SAW Program welcomes requests from faculty for pedagogical resources. If you would like to meet with other faculty to discuss teaching practices, to consult with the SAW Coordinator about developing writing or speaking assignments and activities, to have a SAW representative present a workshop to your class, or to propose an idea for a seminar or workshop for faculty, please contact Amy Martin, Associate Professor of English, Faculty Advisor for SAW. For specific questions regarding ESOL students, contact Mark Shea.
The University of Maryland website provides accessible resources on designing effective writing assignments.
The Harvard Writing Project at Harvard College offers a brief yet comprehensive document for faculty on responding to student writing.
The Director of Princeton University’s Writing Program, Kerry Walk, offers helpful, brief guidelines on the elements of effective writing assignments and responding to student writing, as well as a short book called Teaching with Writing. Both the guidelines and her book are available at the Resources for Teaching with Writing webpage.
Provides essays on teaching pedagogies and methods.
Books on Teaching Methods
The SAW program maintains a small collection of books on teaching methods and theories in Dwight Lounge 201. Faculty members are invited to peruse these books in the Lounge or request to borrow them by contacting the SAW Program
Previous SAW administrators prepared several comprehensive guides:
- How to Use Writing Workshops in Class
- How to Use and Evaluate Student Speaking and Oral Presentations in the Classroom
The Center for Applied Linguistics provides information and resources on English language learning and foreign language acquisition.