Writing Fellows (for Faculty)

The Cooper Union Writing Fellows Program is a service of the Center for Writing which supports professors teaching writing-intensive courses across the curriculum. The Fellow’s job is to support faculty in integrating reading, writing, speaking and listening pedagogy into classroom work and assignments.

Writing Fellows are assigned to faculty members by request.

Writing Fellows:

  • Offer support and feedback on assignments, grading and other writing-related pedagogical issues
  • Provide support on writing-intensive classroom activities led by the faculty member
  • Lead in-class workshops on writing and presentation issues
  • Consult with faculty members, at faculty request, about questions regarding writing and speaking aims, assignments, progressions, use of Moodle for writing-pedagogy aims, etc.
  • Are available by request to consult on grading issues, including what to mark, focusing feedback, range of grades, working with ESL students and students with learning differences, etc. Writing Fellows will not, however, grade papers or otherwise serve as teaching assistants.

Please speak to Kit Nicholls, Director of the Center for Writing, if you would like to work with a Fellow.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.