The WI Certification is a faculty development program that aims to support faculty efforts in delivering optimal WI courses for students.
The course of the certification runs over an academic year over which the faculty will:
- Be partnered with a WAC fellow for support and guidance throughout the certification.
- Be provided with a copy of “Engaging Ideas” by John Bean to use as a reference (provided by Faculty Commons).
- Design effective writing assignments using WAC best practices.
- Assess effective writing assignments using WAC best practices.
- Coach students on how to avoid plagiarism.
- Learn how to craft/enhance a WI syllabus.
- Be exposed to active learning pedagogies via attending workshops (online or in person).
Faculty have the option to partake in an in-person (traditional) WI Certification program or a hybrid WI Certification program (online and in-person) to build up towards the WAC WI Certification.
To complete a WI Certification, faculty need to:
- Attend (online or in person) all 5 workshops within one academic year.
- Build a portfolio that contains revised instructional materials.
- Submit the portfolio by April 1, and perform suggested and necessary edits by April 20.
- Email final portfolio as a single PDF (WI Certification packet) to your fellow, and CC the program coordinators.
- Attend and present at the year-end Certification Colloquium in May, or, include a cover letter in the WI Certification packet.