Karen Hoelscher and Carmen Werder

Faculty Writing Workshop


Karen Hoelscher is professor of education at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., where she guides teacher education majors into and out of the K-8 certification program in the year-long internship program at Woodring College of Education, and writes about intercultural communication and faculty development.

Carmen Werder is Director of the Teaching-Learning Academy (a dialogue forum on enhancing learning that includes faculty, staff, and students) and of Writing Instruction Support (a faculty development program) at Western Washington University, where she is also on the faculty of the Department of Communication.

Most Recent Articles

Revising a Writing Group

Jan 28, 2011

As the series comes to an end, Karen Hoelscher describes her university's effort to remake its faculty development program, and what other colleges might learn.


Editing Matters

Jan 14, 2011

In the latest installment of their series on writing for the academy, Carmen Werder and Karen Hoelscher discuss the importance of proofreading and editing.


Reading the Creek

Dec 8, 2010

Karen Hoelscher and Carmen Werder offer tips on how to pitch a piece of writing to publishers.


Finding Our Best Readers

Nov 12, 2010

Carmen Werder and Karen Hoelscher offer advice on identifying optimal publications and audiences for your writing.


Write Now!

Oct 20, 2010

Karen Hoelscher and Carmen Werder offer tips on how to avoid procrastination and sustaining writing momentum.


Time Out to Write

Oct 1, 2010

It’s crucial to save time for writing and tune out distractions, write Carmen Werder and Karen Hoelscher.


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