Creation of Writing Support Resources: On-Call Workshops and Self-Directed Learning

Title Creation of Writing Support Resources: On-Call Workshops and Self-Directed Learning
Faculty/College/Unit UBC Library
Status Active
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 04/01/2017
Project Summary

This project will provide resources to support student writing, with an emphasis on upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. We will produce customizable workshops and train peer facilitators to deliver them. We will also develop accompanying self-directed learning resources, such as resource sheets, annotated sample texts, and exercises that students can individually access online or be used in a peer-facilitated environment.

Our goal with this project is to both increase the range of highly-situated, discipline-specific resources available to students and to increase the capacity of the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) to serve a larger number of students. Creating a set of resources that are designed for group and individual use encourages students to be more proactive in their own learning and to take advantage of the knowledge and support embedded in their peer groups. This in turn allows CWSC peer staff to make better use of their time.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2017/2018
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Rebecca Shaw
Year 1: Funded Amount 30,000
Year 1: Team Members

Eric Jandciu, Learning Strategist – Faculty of Science / Skylight
Jackie Stewart, Professor – Faculty of Science / Chemistry Department
Jacqui Brinkman, Program Manager – Faculty of Graduate and Postdoc Studies / Graduate Pathways to Success
Alex Kuskowski, Learning Services Librarian – UBC Library
Brian Wilson, Curriculum Manager – Vantage College
Kate Power, Lecturer – Faculty of Arts / English Department
Philippe Kruchten, Professor – Faculty of Applied Science / Electrical and Chemical Engineering