The University of Nevada, Reno’s program in Writing and Speaking in the Disciplines (WSID) helps fulfill the University’s writing and speaking initiative by supporting faculty as they teach writing and speaking in all disciplines. The program is built on the belief that writing and speaking are foundational tools for deepening learning and producing flexible and effective writers and communicators. WSID collaborates with disciplinary faculty to integrate writing and speaking assignments and activities across the curriculum, creating a culture of writing and communication that enables students to succeed in and beyond the University.

What we can do for you

If you’re teaching in any field, at any level at the University of Nevada, Reno, WSID is here to collaborate with you to reach your pedagogical goals.

If you want to make your teaching more efficient and effective, to help your students to think more creatively and critically by building in writing assignments either short or long, WSID is here to help.

Here’s what we do:

  • Consultations for individuals or groups of faculty looking to develop writing and speaking in their courses – from short, low-stakes exercises to major writing projects (including digital and multimodal projects)
  • Workshops and resources for teachers to support writing and speaking instruction in all disciplines (including ways to grade and respond to students’ writing and speaking efficiently and effectively)
  • Faculty learning communities that offer spaces to collaborate on teaching with writing and speaking