At Kingsborough, your Writing Fellows work will happen during KCC's two, 12-week
semesters fall (Sept-mid Dec) and spring (March-early June). Your primary task will
be to become WAC certified at KCC. To do this, in fall you will participate in a weekly
two-hour all-Fellows meeting that will provide training in WAC reading/writing principles
and will allow you to discuss issues of significance in the teaching of your discipline.
For certification, you will create a portfolio that showcases best WAC practices in
a revised course of your choice (preferably one you have already taught). This is
the same certification process that many KCC faculty undergo. Here are sample portfolios from past WAC Fellows.
To help you with the certification process, you will work closely with a faculty
mentor who is already WAC-certified to see how he/she incorporates writing in his/her
classes. Ideally, in fall this mentor will be someone in your field (or closely related
to it), and in spring you will have the opportunity to work closely with another faculty
member, possibly with faculty who teach in KCC's nationally ranked Learning Communities
In addition to working with faculty mentors, you will also work as tutors in the
Writing Center, where, for the bulk of your Writing Fellows hours, you will help
community college students grapple with their thoughts as those thoughts are represented
in writing. These students will range from the lowest-level developmental students
to Honors students. Prior Fellows unequivocally state that their work in the Writing
Center is the most rewarding part of our program.
We feel strongly that KCC students have a tremendous amount to offer CUNY graduate
students who, in turn, have a tremendous amount to offer our community. But don t
take our word for it; instead, take the word of prior Writing Fellows at Kingsborough.