UROC scholars who have successfully completed the UROC Scholar Program are invited to apply to be a peer UROC writing fellow. Applications open late fall; position begins in spring. Writing fellows mentor incoming UROC scholar cohorts as well as UROC researchers and UROC Research Rookies students to support them in undergraduate research and professional writing development. More specifically, writing fellows:
UROC Writing Fellows, Spring 18: (lf to rt, back row) Alex Jensen, Robert Castro, Katie Brown, Emily Smith & Gina Dabbah; (front row) Madison Heard and Natasha Oehlman, Writing & Professional Communication Associate.
- Facilitate weekly professional writing groups of 3-4 UROC scholars to provide critical, yet constructive, peer feedback on REU applications, ePortfolio components, and scholarships and fellowships.
- Assist scholars in all stages of the writing process—from idea generation, to content organization, and delivery of final message.
- Attend 2-day pre-semester professional development orientation as well as bi-weekly professional development meetings focused on strategies for effective group facilitation, best practices for responding to written work; reading strategies for comprehending complex academic texts; and calibration of written work.
- Collaborate with the campus-learning center (CLC) writing team to co-facilitate workshops.