Writing Program Calendar

The Events section of this website’s homepage displays information about Writing Program activities.

Please note that updates will be made via the Writing Program Public Events Calendar, so please add this calendar to your personal Google account by clicking on the +GoogleCalendar icon in the lower right corner of the calendar, or searching for “writingprogram@case.edu” in the Add Calendar box in the left menu of your Google calendar page.

Spaces for Meeting Your Students

Writing faculty spend a lot of time with students – and while private office space is often ideal for these meetings, there are other spaces to consider (to help you accommodate your officemates and students’ needs). There are spaces across campus—some more private than others—available to you as you determine your meeting/advising schedule(s) with your officemates.

  • Bellflower 207 has a public calendar that allows you to see when it’s available (http://writingcenter.case.edu/bellflower-hall-calendar/). It can be reserved online by emailing writingcenter@case.edu.
  • The conference room in the Women’s Center (2nd floor of the Tink) can be reserved through the center (contact Lisa Nielson, len12@case.edu).
  • The two tables in the glass cubicles behind the SAGES café can be reserved; the sign up sheets are by the mailboxes in the middle of the room.
  • The Guilford Lounge (room 223) is also potentially available at certain times. You can reserve it by using the (paper) calendar hanging outside of the door.
  • There are spaces in Thwing that have potential for meeting with students—for example, the atrium and private tables on the third floor and scattered around the building.
  • There are many tables around KSL that could be used to meet with students (but unfortunately no rooms that can be reserved for that purpose)

Reserving Bellflower Hall (WRC) Space

Writing faculty have access to a few additional spaces – for occasional seminars, workshops, and/or office hours/student consultation.  Among those spaces are two rooms in Bellflower Hall (Room 207 – a small conference room, suitable for seminars up to 12 students; and Room 102 – the larger seminar room, suitable for classes up to 20 students).

Priority for scheduling these spaces goes to WRC consultations and ENGL 180 instructors.

For more information and/or to reserve these spaces, please see: http://writingcenter.case.edu/bellflower-hall-calendar/ or email: writingcenter@case.edu.

Teaching Assignments and Expectations: SAGES Teaching Fellows

The Writing Program, the English Department, and SAGES all expect that the teaching you do on campus is your primary employment; we thank you for your professionalism and for keeping us informed should any situation arise that affects your abilities to meet your teaching obligations.

SAGES Teaching Fellows teach an equivalent of three courses each semester. Part-time Lecturers in SAGES provide writing support for SAGES on an as-needed basis. Teaching assignments are based on program need and scheduling constraints, and are divided among collaborative teaching and workshop assignments in the SAGES program, Writing Resource Center consultations, and individual writing tutorials (ENGL 180). In some semesters, Lecturers might be invited to teach First or University Seminars on topics related to areas of research expertise. All new Lecturers who will be providing writing support to SAGES seminars or providing consulting hours in the WRC are required to participate in weekly SAGES Pedagogy Sessions.

Mentoring and Professional Development

Dr. Erika Olbricht will provide information about maintaining and developing a professional portfolio of teaching, scholarship, and service at CWRU, and about other professional development opportunities available at the University. For example, Dr. Olbricht coordinates a Publication Workshop for Lecturers that provides an opportunity to give and receive constructive feedback on emerging research. She also organizes the Annual Review process and will distribute more information about it during orientation.

Annual Review Materials

SAGES Professional Development Grants

SAGES has made available a limited pool of funds to support the professional development of its full-time writing faculty (i.e., those with 1-year, renewable contracts) who are not assigned stand-alone First Seminars.  Use this form (Word Doc) to apply for a modest amount of funding to support professional development. Grant decisions will be made once per semester (those not funded in fall may reapply in spring). Fall semester grant applications due October 1; Spring semester grant applications due March 1. Email completed application to Peter Whiting, Director of SAGES (pjw5@cse.edu).

Full-time English Lecturers may also be eligible for similar funding through the English Department; please inquire with the Department Chair (Christopher Flint – cxf33@case.edu) for more information.

Please note that all travel must be accompanied by an “Authorization to Travel” form signed by the Chair of your department prior to your anticipated travel (CAS Dean’s approval needed for international travel).  The forms are available here: