Teaching Writing in History Postdoctoral Fellows
While strengthening their research portfolio and honing their own teaching skills, our post-doctoral fellows contribute to the enhancement of the Department’s efforts to turn the teaching and learning of historical writing into an even more central aspect of our enterprise. This is indispensable to ensure students’ academic success. Besides teaching in their own specialties, the fellows’ duties include hosting departmental workshops addressed to faculty and graduate students about the best practices in the field. Workshops are also held under their leadership to guide undergraduate students in the completion of historical writing projects.
Post-doctoral fellows also assist in training and coordinating the Department’s team of writing tutors, and providing undergraduate students, in particular, with useful pedagogical materials and internet resources to help hone their critical writing skills. While the Writing in History program is unique and specific to the needs of our department, fellows work diligently to continue developing synergies with other Departments at FIU active in the field as part of the Writing Across the Curriculum initiative on campus. The program also works to build bridges with, among others, the Center for Excellence in Writing, a resource for students and faculty on writing instruction and pedagogical advancement.
2014-2015 Teaching Writing in History Fellows
A competition for the selection of the first cohort of Teaching Writing in History post-doctoral fellows was held during Summer 2014. The selection of our first digital-online postdoctoral fellow also took place in Summer 2014.