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SWIRL

SWIRL

SWIRL introduces faculty from different disciplines to research-informed best practices around the teaching of writing, information literacy, and critical thinking. Through SWIRL workshops, Faculty Learning Communities, and one-on-one consultations, faculty learn how to incorporate best practices and current research in the teaching of writing, information literacy, and critical thinking at the assignment- and course-level.

Faculty who participate in SWIRL-hosted events learn to

  • Emphasize the connections between writing, information literacy, and critical thinking in their teaching
  • Use effective scaffolding for teaching
  • Design effective writing assignments (including effective assessment practices)
  • Provide formative feedback to students
  • Teach discipline-specific practices for writing, information literacy, and critical thinking