In collaboration with faculty and students, Writing Fellows provide practice and specific feedback to help writers develop knowledge, confidence, and skills in disciplinary writing.

Program Overview

The Writing Fellows program partners with faculty to help students in their courses build disciplinary writing skills. Writing Fellows support writers in diverse courses across campus, ranging from subjects like history, engineering, nursing, forensic science, and beyond.

Fellows give feedback on key writing assignments and offer opportunities for students to practice writing concepts in a supportive setting. In addition to assignment-based one-on-one tutoring, course-embedded Writing Fellows host writing workshops and develop resources for writers in the disciplines.

In helping students develop disciplinary writing skills, we hope to impact students' abilities to meet their personal and professional writing goals both academically and professionally.

Benefits of Writing Fellows


Using the services of the Writing Fellows program, students receive support as they complete course writing assignments and develop as writers within that discipline. Students also have the opportunity to learn the value of collaboration in academic writing, learn skills, develop confidence as writers, and transfer their learning to other courses and the workplace.

Writing Fellows

Writing fellows work in an academic environment alongside faculty members and develop specific knowledge about writing and tutoring in a given discipline. Working as a writing fellow is a great opportunity for professional development and offers fellows a diverse range of experiences as they further develop as writers and educators.


By participating in the Writing Fellows program, faculty members receive course-connected writing support for their students, gain access to disciplinary writing resources, help mentor fellows as advanced writers and emerging educators, and collaborate with Writing Center administrators to build an ecology of writing on campus.

Roles and Responsibilities


  • Meet with a writing fellow for individual writing consultations
  • Participate in assigned writing workshops
  • Practice writing principles and apply feedback in writing and revision
  • Stay informed about Writing Fellows by reading Canvas communication
  • Participate in program assessment surveys

Writing Fellows

  • Complete Writing Fellows training and certification
  • Conduct one-on-one writing consultations with students
  • Lead writing workshops and develop disciplinary writing resources
  • Communicate with students via Canvas and attend class as contracted
  • Communicate regularly with faculty and Writing Center administrators


  • Teach course content and writing concepts to students
  • Provide Writing Fellows with course and assignment information
  • Collaborate and communicate with the lead fellow and administrators
  • Encourage students to attend one-on-one consultations and writing workshops
  • Improve the program by participating in assessment

Faculty, is your course a good fit for Writing Fellows?

Does your course have at least one high-stakes writing assignment, such as a midterm or final paper with multiple drafts?

Are there specific moves and approaches to writing in your discipline that students learn, practice, or expand in your course?

Have you recently changed the writing assignments in your course and want additional writing support for your students?

Does your course have around 40 students or fewer?

Is your course already Writing Enriched? If not, learn more about UVU's Writing Enriched initiative here.

A "yes!" to at least one of these questions is a strong sign that Writing Fellows could enhance your course for students!