- Writing Resource Center consultations (10 hours/week)
- Semester-long individual tutorial course (English 180)
- Semester-long writing studio courses (English 183/184)
- Expository Writing (English 150)
- Introduction to Composition (English 148)
- Technical and Professional Communication for Engineers (English 398)
- A variety of sophomore-level literature, composition, rhetoric, health-writing, and creative writing courses (available to advanced PhD students with appropriate fields of expertise, by application)
- SAGES interdisciplinary University Seminars (available to advanced PhD students, by application)
The award of a teacher assistantship represents a significant investment by the university; in return, students are expected to devote their full attention to their degree programs, to their intellectual and professional development, and to their teaching and related obligations at CWRU. The department expects that TAs will not accept employment outside the University during the academic year. Teaching overloads at CWRU and other university employment require the advance approval of the Director of Graduate Studies in English.
The Arthur Adrian Dissertation Fellowship provides a full year of funding for one qualified doctoral student each year. This prize includes a year’s stipend (approx. $16,000) and tuition credits. At the discretion of the Graduate Committee, the award may be given to two students, each whom will receive one semester of funding ($8,000) and tuition credit.
The Roger B. Salomon Dissertation Fellowship customarily provides a full semester funding for one qualified doctoral student. This prize includes a semester’s stipend (approx. $8,000) and tuition credits. This fellowship is offered approximately every second year.
Each spring semester, the Director of Graduate Studies will issue a call for nominations among the faculty to recommend students with promising dissertation projects.
The basic criterion is that the student must have had his or her dissertation prospectus approved by the dissertation committee by the end of the nominating term.
The designation of both fellows occurs at the same time by a subcommittee of the Graduate Committee comprised (when possible) of faculty other than the nominee’s advisor.
Recipients of the Adrian and Salomon Dissertation Fellowships are released from their departmental teaching responsibilities for the award period. In addition, they cannot accept overload teaching or tutoring for the university during their award period, and they are expected to avoid employment outside the university in order to devote attention to their scholarship.
The Graduate Committee reserves the right not to award any or either fellowship in any given year.