To get an overview of the entire certification process, you might want to watch our
Powerpoint presentation on the WAC homepage first. Then print out the documents that interest you from the
links on this page.
The certification process at Kingsborough lasts from January to June and is offered
Winter: In January/February, we offer a course a workshop series, actually - in teaching
using writing. The workshops cover topics such as, Do your course outcomes align with your learning goals for your course? Designing
formal writing assignments in stages with feedback and revision. The concrete outcome/product of each workshop is a revised element of your course.
|| A writing intensive course portfolio that makes your teaching/learning practice visible.
|| Around February 15th.
Click here for a FAQs document about the certification process in general.
The winter certification course is offered in two formats:
Click on the one that interests you most for more information about requirements and
Spring: After handing in a provisional course portfolio in mid February, faculty try out
their newly constructed syllabus/assignments during the Spring semester. We call
this process piloting. Faculty collect student writing samples for all major assignments
and consider what is working and what needs tweaking.
June: When the semester ends, faculty look back at their piloting experience and revise
their course portfolio accordingly. They write a new reflective statement outlining
their current thinking about the course, adjust the syllabus and assignments, attach
sample student work, and submit a final document for consideration. Deadline: June
Click here for a list of the elements of a Certification Course Portfolio.
Click here for a Timeline for the entire certification process.
Option C: With permission, faculty who feel they are already teaching their discipline on
a writing intensive basis may submit a course portfolio without taking the winter
seminar or piloting. Click here for more information about that option.