Fall 2022 GCWP Schedule

Note: All Fall courses will be offered in person.

Core Course

English Composition 401: Current Issues in University Writing Pedagogy

4 units. Seminar, three hours. Exploration of current literature and theories of post-secondary writing pedagogy that may include a focus on the changing institutional role of writing instruction, multi-modal composition, and linguistic/educational diversity. S/U or letter grading. 

Tuesdays 4-6:50 pm
Instructor: Laurel Westrup (lwestrup@humnet.ucla.edu)


Elective Courses

English Composition 404: Diversity and Student-Centered Pedagogy

4 units. Seminar, three hours. Survey of the literature on heterogeneous classrooms, with a focus on diversity of race, socio-economic status, geographic background, linguistic skills, and academic preparedness. Development of best practices for accommodating diverse student populations and building active, inclusive curriculum and classroom environments at the university level. S/U or letter grading. 

Mondays 3-5:50 pm
Instructor: Nedda Mehdizadeh (nmehdiz@ucla.edu)

English Composition 496: Special Projects in Language and Writing Pedagogy

1-4 units. Independent study by permission. Reflective teaching experience, practicum experience, specialized curriculum development project, or independent research project under guidance of faculty mentor. Individual contract required (please contact the certificate coordinator for more information). Prerequisite: admission to the Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy. Can substitute for EngComp 495S with prior permission from instructor. S/U grading. 

Course schedule decided by student and instructor
Instructor: Jeremy Kelley (jkelley@humnet.ucla.edu)

Professional Development 496A: Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate Teaching

2 units. Seminar, 90 minutes.

Designed for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Exploration and practice of fundamental principles of learning, backward design, assessment, active learning, and inclusive teaching. Lesson plan design with feedback. Meets associate level of CIRTL certification requirement. May be repeated once for credit (will only count once toward certificate). S/U grading.

Tuesdays 12-1:50 pm 
Instructor: Katie Dixie (kdixie@ceils.ucla.edu)


Language Learner Emphasis

English Composition 495B: Supervised Teaching of Second Language Learners

2 units.  Mentorship meetings arranged with instructor. Requisite: course 495A. Required of all ESL teaching assistants each quarter in which they are assigned to teach ESL courses. Focus on composition pedagogy, writing course design, assessment of student writing, and specialized problems that may occur in teaching ESL.  

Course schedule decided with TAs
Instructor: Laila Hualpa (lhualpa@ucla.edu)


First-Year Composition Emphasis

English Composition 495C: Teaching Preparation Seminar: First Year Composition

4 units. Seminar, three hours. Required of all teaching assistants prior to teaching English Composition 3 courses and open to students seeking a Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy. Focus on composition pedagogy, writing course design, assessment of student writing, and specialized problems that may occur in teaching English Composition 3. S/U grading. Please contact Tara Prescott-Johnson (tprescot@ucla.edu) for more information.  

Course Schedule: Mondays, 10:00 am-12:50 pm
Instructors: Tara Prescott-Johnson (tprescot@ucla.edu) and TAC Spencer Robins

English Composition 495D: Supervised Teaching of First Year Composition

2 units.  Mentorship meetings arranged with instructor. Requisite: course 495C. Required of all teaching assistants who are assigned to English Composition 3 courses. Focus on composition pedagogy, writing course design, assessment of student writing, and specialized problems that may occur in teaching English Composition 3. S/U grading.  

Course schedule decided with TAs
Instructor: Tara Prescott-Johnson (tprescot@ucla.edu

English Composition 495S: Supervised Summer Teaching of Language and Composition (section for AAP FSP instructors)

2 units. Mentorship meetings arranged with instructor. Recommended for all teaching assistants teaching English as a second language, English composition, and Writing II courses during summer. Focus determined on individual basis according to class appointed and may include oral skills pedagogy, composition pedagogy, course design, assessment of student performance, and specialized problems that may occur in intensive summer language and/or composition courses. Supervision during appointment and mentor meetings and reflection on teaching experience following summer appointment. S/U grading. 

NOTE: This section is only open to students who coordinated with Linzi prior to teaching with AAP in Summer 2022.
Course schedule decided with TAs
Instructor: Linzi Juliano (juliano@humnet.ucla.edu)


Writing in the Disciplines Emphasis

English Composition 495E: Teaching Preparation Seminar: Writing in the Disciplines

2 units.  Seminar, three hours. Required of all teaching assistants for Writing II courses not exempt by appropriate departmental or program training and open to students seeking a Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy. Training focused on composition pedagogy, assessment of student writing, guidance of revision process, and specialized writing problems that may occur in disciplinary contexts. Practical concerns of creating assignments, marking and grading essays, and conducting peer reviews and conferences. S/U grading. 

Section 1 Wednesdays 10:00 am-12:50 pm
Section 2 Thursdays 4:00-6:50 pm
Instructors: Maja Manojlovic (mmanojlo@ucla.edu) and TAC Marilyn Love

English Composition 495F: Supervised Teaching of Writing in the Disciplines

2 units.  Mentorship meetings arranged with instructor. Required of all teaching assistants for Writing II courses not exempt by appropriate departmental or program training. Mentoring conferences and teaching observations, with focus on student-centered pedagogy, assessment of student writing, guidance of revision process, and specialized writing problems that may occur in disciplinary contexts. Practical concerns of creating assignments, marking and grading essays, and conducting peer reviews and conferences. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.  

Course schedule decided with TAs
Instructor: Bruce Stone (brucestone411@gmail.com)

English Composition M495J: Supervised Teaching of Writing for Engineers (Same as Engineering M495J)

2 units. Mentorship course. Requisite: course M495I. Required of all teaching assistants in their initial term of teaching Engineering writing courses. Mentoring in group and individual meetings. Continued focus on composition pedagogy, assessment of student writing, guidance of revision process, and specialized writing problems that may occur in engineering writing contexts. Practical concerns of preparing students to write course assignments, marking and grading essays, and conducting peer reviews and conferences. S/U grading.

Course schedule decided with TAs
Instructor: Greg Rubinson (rubinson@ucla.edu)

English Composition 495S: Supervised Summer Teaching of Language and Composition (for students teaching Writing II in Summer 2021)

2 units. Mentorship meetings arranged with instructor. Recommended for all teaching assistants teaching English as a second language, English composition, and Writing II courses during summer. Focus determined on individual basis according to class appointed and may include oral skills pedagogy, composition pedagogy, course design, assessment of student performance, and specialized problems that may occur in intensive summer language and/or composition courses. Supervision during appointment and mentor meetings and reflection on teaching experience following summer appointment. S/U grading. 

NOTE: This section is only open to students who coordinated with Linzi prior to teaching in Summer 2022. For those working with Jeremy, please see EngComp 496 under “electives.”

Course schedule decided with TAs
Instructor (for AAP TSP instructors): Linzi Juliano (juliano@humnet.ucla.edu)

English Composition 495M: Teaching Preparation Seminar: Clusters

2 units.  Seminar, two hours. Required of all GE Clusters teaching assistants in their first quarter with Clusters. Training focused on student-centered pedagogy, reflective teaching, composition pedagogy, assessment of student writing, guidance of revision process, and specialized teaching issues that may occur in the Clusters context. Practical concerns of lesson planning, discussion leading, responding to and grading essays, and conducting peer reviews and conferences. S/U grading. NOTE: This course is for those who have accepted teaching fellowships with the Clusters program. 

Section 1
Thursdays 4:00-5:50 pm
Instructor: Peggy Davis (peggy@humnet.ucla.edu) and TAC Briley Lewis

Section 2
Mondays10:00-11:50 am
Instructor: Liz Galvin Lew (lgalvin@humnet.ucla.edu) and TAC Briley Lewis

Section 3
Wednesdays 4:00-5:50 pm
Instructor: Liz Galvin Lew (lgalvin@humnet.ucla.edu) and TAC Briley Lewis