The Writing Assistants Program promotes and supports teaching with writing at FIU. Through this initiative, advanced undergraduate students trained by our center are embedded in course sections to provide feedback on student writing and to help facilitate in-class activities.
The goals of the program are to:
- Increase student engagement, persistence, and success in FIU courses through learner-centered teaching and peer mentoring
- Increase opportunities for students to improve as writers through practice and feedback
- Improve the quality of writing instruction through support for faculty and teaching assistants
- Recruit and prepare strong undergraduate students to work as writing mentors