Writing Fellow Models

Curious about what having a Writing Fellow in your course might look like?

Writing Fellows can do the following in your course:

  • Class introduction 
  • Consulting hours (individual meetings with students)
  • In-class workshops
  • In-class peer review sessions

Writing Fellow Models:

We offer four different models for Writing Fellows, and instructors can choose the option that looks most appropriate for their course.This page outlines those models. During the application process, you'll be asked indicate which model you prefer.

This is our most popular model. It includes two in-class workshops and consulting hours during pre-determined dates. This model is appropriate for courses where the instructor wants students to learn about particular writing topics and to receive outside feedback on their writing.

In this model, the WF will provide one in-class workshop on a writing topic, one facilitated peer review session and consulting hours during pre-determined dates. Research shows that writers benefit from giving and receiving feedback, and in the facilitated peer review session, the Writing Fellow will help guide the class in conducting effective peer review. This model is good for instructors who want students to learn about a specific writing topic and receive feedback from an outside audience, but also want them to have the experience of giving and receiving feedback from classmates.

In this model, the WF will assist the class in two peer review sessions and will provide consulting hours outside of class. This model is good for instructors who feel like their students are getting adequate instruction about writing and the genres employed in the class, but want students to get a lot of feedback (both from peers and the WF) to inform their revision.

For online/hybrid courses, we recommend having either one or two workshops (conducted either online or in person, depending on your course) and consulting hours.  

Note: Writing Fellows are paid a stipend, which is calculated using the length of the course and the number of hours they’ll work each week. For example, a WF assigned a 3-credit semester-long course (16 weeks), will devote 48 hours of time to the course. If you are selected to have a Writing Fellow in your course, the KUWC Assistant Director will create a time breakdown based on the model you choose. The number of hours a WF works for a course, including meetings, in-class workshops/visits, and actual consulting time will not exceed the number of hours agreed upon at the start of a semester.