FYW Program
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Committee Mission

Department of English

ENGL 1101 and 1102
General Policies
In-Class Writing Assessment
Out-of-Class Writing Assessment
ENGL 1101 -
ENGL 1102

Student Resources
The Writing Center
Library Workshops
Regent's Exam Info
MLA Citation on the Web
Grade Appeal Form

Scholarly Resources
Chronicle of Higher Education
College Comp & Communication

Technological Resources
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The Director of First-Year Writing is Prof. Brandy Robinson (brobinso@westga.edu).

Role of Writing Director

The job of the Director of the First-Year Writing Program (DFWP) is a fundamentally administrative job; therefore, a candidate for this position is not required to possess a Ph.D. in the field of rhetoric and composition. Rather, he or she should be dedicated to the task of improving the First-Year Writing Program and should be willing to be intelligently guided by the experts in the field of rhetoric as well as the demands of the department and university. The DFWP will report directly to the English Department Chair.

The DFWP will be required to perform the following tasks:

  1. Serve as a member of the English Department Writing Committee and provide regular reports on the assessment of the First-Year Writing Program to this committee and recommend changes in the program.
  2. Supervise the orientation of new instructors (not necessarily conduct the orientation but be responsible for whoever does conduct it and for the content therein).
  3. Hear all student and faculty complaints regarding the writing program
  4. In so far as possible, supervise all instruction in the First-Year Writing Program, insuring that departmental policies of the First-Year Writing Program are being carried out.
  5. Coordinate the mentoring and evaluation of first-year, adjunct, and part-time writing instructors.
  6. Be the English Department’s individual liaison to the Writing Center.
  7. Coordinate the Regents' Exam Activities (grading and preview) as well as the Exemption Exam and other writing placement activities.
  8. Assist in directing the faculty development of technologically-enhanced pedagogy for teaching writing in computer classrooms.

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Department of English and Philosophy
1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30118
Phone: (678) 839-6512 - Fax: (678) 839-4849
Email: engdept@westga.edu

Last updated 09-23-2005 -- Email Susan Holland with problems or questions about the site.