Writing Institutes and Professional Development

Graduate Writing Institute

The Graduate Writing Institute takes place for three weeks in June and is targeted to graduate students working on theses, dissertations, papers for publication, and/or proposals for these documents. The GWI is not a writing bootcamp. While participants will work on their writing, they will do so in a variety of contexts facilitated by Writing Skills faculty: large-group workshops, presentations, and panel discussions; small-group and individual tutoring sessions; and focused writing activities.

The Institute is conducted in a blended, synchronous environment (i.e. students participate in person and online simultaneously and in real time). In addition, we have now opened the GWI to non-UA participants for an additional nominal program cost, and both UA and non-UA graduate students join us from across the globe. 

Attendance Policy for the Graduate Writing Institute: You must attend at least 90% of the program. If you anticipate any absences or potential time conflicts, please contact us before applying.

If you are interested in learning more about our Graduate Writing Institute, please contact Dr. Leslie Dupont via email at ldupont@email.arizona.edu or phone at (520) 621-0374.

WSIP Young Writers Programs

Young Writers Institute (formerly Summer Institute for Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum). The Young Writers Institute is held in July. This three-week program focuses on providing students opportunities to develop writing fluency and confidence in academic writing through project-based activities. Participants also visit university resources and learn about university programs.

Over the years, participants in our summer institutes have become part of the WSIP family. We have worked consistently with numerous program participants who have gone on to earn their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at the University of Arizona. 

If you are interested in learning more about our Young Writers Institute, please contact Dr. Andrea Hernandez Holm at ahholm@email.arizona.edu.

Workshops and Professional Development

Our writing professionals are available to create custom writing programs for both academic and non-academic organizations throughout the year. Topics we have addressed in the past include Grammar and Style, Plagiarism, Persuasive Writing, Analysis and Summary, Presentations, and more. 

If your institution or organization is interested in contracting WSIP to provide a writing institute or workshops, please contact us at writingskills@email.arizona.edu or submit a request at http://wsip.arizona.edu/workshop-request-form.