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Innovative Writing in Teaching Award

Nomination Deadline: Monday, March 2019

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Innovative Writing in Teaching faculty award. Nominations may be made by students/colleagues/self and should be submitted to the University Writing Committee member Julie Lynch (

Nominations should include the following: 
a) Name of faculty member 
b) The course where the innovative writing in teaching is most pronounced
c) A rationale for the nomination, specifically related to writing in the course.

Nominated candidates:

  • Must be full or part-time SVSU faculty
  • Integrate writing into course instruction to enhance student learning of course content*
  • Use writing in ways consistent with the goals of the academic program and SVSU
  • Develop effective student writing processes and practices
  • Demonstrate integration of writing that is innovative and multi-faceted.

Nominees will be asked to submit further documentation to, due Monday, April 1, 2019.

The Innovative Writing in Teaching Award is supported by the Office of the Provost and coordinated by the University Writing Committee. The Award of $250 is presented annually at the Writing Awards reception on
Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

* (Nominations from English 111 and 080 courses are not eligible for this award.)

Scott J. Kowalewski,
Writing Program Administrator

(989) 964-2038


Curtiss Hall 144