MLA’s Summer Teaching Institute in Reading-Writing Pedagogy

Are you currently teaching at an access-oriented institution or a doctoral student interested in teaching at one? Apply for the MLA’s Summer Teaching Institute in Reading-Writing Pedagogy. The MLA Teaching Institutes has been awarded a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen the teaching of English at access-oriented institutions (AOIs) — community colleges and other colleges that prioritize access over selectivity in admissions.  Between 2019 and 2021, the association will organize nine regional summer institutes for those who teach at AOIs and for doctoral students who would like to consider teaching careers at such institutions.
Housing and meal costs for the institutes will be covered by the grant, and participants will receive a $2,500 stipend to support their attendance.   
These five-day residential institutes will provide new and future faculty with:
  • an understanding of the needs and circumstances of students at AOIs, who are primarily first-generation collegians, Pell Grant recipients, and students of color
  • intensive training in pedagogical theory and practices for the teaching of writing and reading together to improve writing instruction at AOIs and to nurture the study of the humanities in diverse educational settings
They are now accepting applications for the 2020 summer institutes which will take place at:
  • Sonoma State University, CA   5-10 July   
  • Columbia University, NY  5-10 July 
  • East Tennessee State University, TN 12-17 July
For more information and to apply, please visit 
The deadline has been extended and applications are now due by 20 March 2020!
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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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