Resource Collection

This section is a collection of important resources and documents that you can use and share with your students. 

WP Resources – See “documents” tab for more!

2021-2022 Syllabus Boilerplate

Fall 2021 Orientation Slides (Useful information for all regarding FYW, AWD, etc.).

Communities of Practice Descriptions and Sign-Up

In Canvas (all require that you sign in with your NU Credentials):

Writing Program Instructor Resources:

  • We have sections for First Year Writing, AWD, and Diversity and Inclusion.
  • In the Diversity and Inclusion section, under Research you’ll find materials from our many workshops on working with multilingual writers (all the way back to 2012!):   
    • Especially check out Alison Stephens’ presentation and materials from 2017 and Mya Poe and Asao Inoue’s materials from 2013 if you are working with multilingual writers.

Writing Program Online Training:

CSSH Online course development workshop:

English Department Teaching online site:

Canvas Commons:

  • This houses the CSSH Commons where you will find our course shells, for example, for 3304. To find the CSSH commons, go the Canvas Commons, click on Filter on the upper right, and choose CSSH Commons from the menu that comes up. Our course shells file near the bottom of the search results.

English Department Resources for Faculty:

Library Research Subject Guides of note:

  • Advanced Writing (with a subsection for each flavor of AWD!)
  • First Year Writing
  • Affordable Course Materials
  • Anti-Racism
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Science (general resources) with a great subsection for Diversity and Anti-Racism in STEM

The full list is here:

Antiracism Activism and Resources

Below is a short list of organizations that you can volunteer and donate to:

  • Black Lives Matter Boston “BLM Boston centers work against racist policing and police violence, abolishing mass incarceration, economic disparities  and factors that allow the school to prison pipeline to exist.”
  • Violence in Boston “Creating safer, healthier, and empowered black and brown communities.”
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice  “a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work for racial justice.
  • Anti-Racist Bibliography by Tieanna Graphenreed, Cara Marta Messina, Kyle Wholey, and Mya Poe