This entire website (really) serves as a guide for our instructors. However, this page can serve as a starting point for instructors who want to find specific information about how we do things.
For New Instructors: We have a page on this site with a whole list of resources for instructors who are new to our program. This NEW INSTRUCTOR page is the best place to start if you are looking forward to teaching in the Writing Program at Illinois State.
Nuts & Bolts:
These documents offer instructors information about Writing Program Policies and Guidelines:
- Program Policies (outlines basic guidelines for teachers — very important!)
- Grading Practices (outlines guidelines but also discusses variations)
- Communicating in the Writing Program (both guidelines and a discussion of best practices)
- ReggieNet Guide (Reggienet is our Course Management System at ISU)
Other Important Pages:
- For a super-quick description (1 page) of what we’re about, try our What is Grassroots Writing Research page.
- Our Program Explanation and Philosophies Page (also fairly short, just 3-4 pages) gives a great overview of our pedagogical goals.
- Our Course Descriptions Pages are a key location for learning about the courses we teach and what we think student learn when they take our courses.
- Our Program Learning Outcomes starts to get more in-depth. These pages for ENG 101 and ENG 145 give some significant details about what we value as a program, and what we think students learn.
- Our Grassroots Writing Research Journal is a foundation of our program. If you want to learn about us, read about our journal and check out some GWRJournal Issues!
- If you have some time, and you’d like to understand our program better, our Let’s CHAT podcast series offers an easy way to learn more about what our instructors are doing.
- Information on Teaching on Key Program Concepts is a page with resources for instructors who are learning about teaching in our program.